Inner work is a holistic approach for nurturing psychological and spiritual wholeness by cultivating compassion, integrating trauma, and expanding your sense of self.
*Currently not taking on new clients for short/longterm work. Please get in touch to book one-off sessions or to find out when a 1-1 spot becomes available.
All living beings have a natural inner drive to transform and evolve. Just as the seed contains all that it needs to grow into a whole fruit-bearing tree, or as the caterpillar takes itself trough the painful process of metamorphosis so it can spread its wings as a butterfly, so does every human being already own the capacity to manifest its full potential in this life.
However, at times, we might find ourselves lost, or stuck. Even though we can't really put our finger on it, there's a deep feeling that something's missing from our lives. Perhaps our relationships aren't going the way we'd like them to, our work lacks meaning, we feel disconnected from our true desires, our sense of self, or our bodies. Perhaps we keep bumping against the same patterns in the people and situations we attract. Or perhaps we've lived for so long in survival that we never got to figure out who we really are.
Inner work is a deep process that aims to bring you closer to wholeness. I have an integrative approach that blends transpersonal and Jungian depth psychology, sensorimotor psychotherapy, attachment theory, mindfulness meditation, tarot, and spirituality. This deeply embodied process aims to get you more in tune with yourself and to release old patterns of trauma, harnessing that energy towards what truly gives you meaning, and inhabiting your life more (joy)fully.
What does inner work help with?
reconnecting with your true self and finding your purpose;
becoming more embodied and learning self-regulation;
releasing and transforming trauma in the body;
setting healthy boundaries;
understanding your attachment style and learning new ways to relate;
understanding the meaning of your dreams and starting a dialogue with your unconscious;
healing the inner child, becoming aware of its needs, and reparenting;
understanding and moving through depression;
bringing mindfulness and compassion to anxiety;
working with perfectionism;
tapping into your innate wisdom through creative imagination;
breaking old patterns and creating better habits.
How does it work?
Beginning with an initial discovery call, we can get to know each other and discuss a plan that suits you. Most clients prefer to work long-term, meeting weekly at the same time, but you can choose shorter courses of sessions too.
Depending on your goals and what presents itself in each session, we may choose to work more somatically, leading with the body, or intuitively, exploring any issue through narrative, creative imagination, and mindfulness. Regardless of the approach, I will guide you deeper into the presenting problem in order to explore it holistically and find resolution. Sometimes this looks like a breakthrough insight that helps you see a situation in a completely new light; a body-based exercises where we cultivate a resource, reinstate a defence, or release a trauma response somatically; or sometimes we may need to bear the tension for long enough so a new way of being can emerge out of it.
The tools I use in sessions vary from psycho-education, narrative exploration, creative imagination, dream analysis, guided meditations, visualisations, somatic exercises for trauma release, tarot, and much more.
I also offer concessions on a case-by-case basis. If you're struggling financially, we can discuss a rate that suits your situation during our initial call.