My main interest in the field of counselling is to learn how waking up from our unconscious mechanisms can be in service of waking up to our innermost consciousness, to the true essence of our Being.
All my life I have been interested in the mystery of the unknown and the phenomenon of self-discovery.
As a child I loved to observe everything and everyone around me, subsequently developing a great love of inner reflection and a deepening interest in the human condition. During my introspective teenage years I became desperate to find a deeper meaning to my existence. I was on a quest to unearth the root cause of suffering, and understand the foundation of true happiness and inner peace.
This unquenchable thirst for truth and authenticity led me on a path of self-inquiry, where I studied and practiced various mediative and contemplative techniques, spiritual traditions, and therapeutic approaches. As a result my life changed radically, and the essential requisite of being rooted in the presence of the spiritual heart got revealed.
After years of study and an ever-increasing capacity to love and appreciate life in all its many complexities, I now find myself humbled and empowered to share my
insights and inspiration with others.
Consequently I have created these holistic counselling sessions, of which I am most passionate. Here, the healing power of therapeutic presence supports self-inquiry and transformation in a safe, unconditionally accepting and genuine environment.
My main interest in the field of counselling is how psychology can support us on the journey towards our true nature. In Sufi terminology this is known as 'polishing the mirror of the heart,' and this is the very core of my work; to open the door to the heart, where compassion and forgiveness abide. Using this method, we reconnect to the ground of our true essence, rediscovering our innate source of wisdom and clarity.
In my experience, for true and lasting transformation, both psychological and spiritual work are essential, and if I have discovered one thing on my quest, it is that Love is the key to every healing modality.
It is one of my greatest inspirations to see a client waking up to her/his authentic potential, and coming home to the radiant strength of an open and vulnerable heart!
Qualifications & Trainings
- Relationship Counselling
- Inner Man/Inner Woman Work
- Deepening the Lataif - Essence Work
Compassionate Inquiry course with Gábor Máté
Awakening Compassion & From Fear to Fearlessness course with Pema Chödrön
Silence Retreats, Self-Inquiry and several online courses with Adyashanti: Redemptive Love; I am That; Fierce Love; The Philosophy of Enlightenment; The Psychology of Awakening; Taking the One Seat; The Revolution of Being
BA Diploma in Middle Eastern Studies – Arabic Language – and Art History