I am offering – Internal Family Systems Therapy and Energy Healing.
Working with Reiki at present, with more Shamanic sessions opening up later in the year.
I am welcoming website visitors, old and new I am able to work with people who are in the UK at the time of the appointment.
Please note – I don’t have space for new clients at present. I will update this as soon as space becomes available. 06/01/23.
I work with Adult clients, online spaces only at present.
I do not hold a waiting list.
Please send me an email or use the contact form here. Thank you.
Healing work – Options
Internal Family Systems
“Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy. We believe the mind is naturally multiple and that is a good thing. Our inner parts contain valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts are welcome” from the IFS Insitute website – more here – https://ifs-institute.com/
See resources page here for Video with Richard Schwartz – the model founder explaining IFS.
I have completed IFS training Level 1 & 2 between 2018-2020.
IFS is now the main model of therapy I offer, because I have experienced profound results with it both personally and professionally.
IFS is a mindful, gentle therapy. Working with parts of us currently getting our attention as symptoms, thoughts, sensations, memories or images.
This is the past invading the present.
Parts can be both personal and or generational/ancesteral or cultural.
Are you curious to know more? Please get in touch.
See testimonials page here https://maggiecostella.com/testimonials/
This might be – Trauma right at the start of life, Trauma related to attachment, developmental Trauma and/or later life Tramamatic incidents as well.
These often go together and result in c-ptsd.
I have 20 plus years experience working as a Counsellor in various different settings and I have completed substantial Training and CPD to help me understand it’s effects both psychologically and somatically.
My original training was a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 2000-2003, other training that influences my work is – Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Becoming Safely Embodied with Deirdre Fay, Looking through the eyes of dissociation with Sandra Paulson, Polyvagal theory and the neurobiology of attachment.
There is lots more info. here about my background, training, qualifications. Please click my UK Counselling Directory Profile, https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/maggie-costella
I have also trained and practice Reiki 2004-2006 and as Shamamanic Practitioner 2014-2016.
I love working with energy healing just as much as IFS & Counselling, again it’s working somatically with the body.
In all cases we are working below the level of conscious awareness and communicating nervous system to nervous system.
Alongside setting up Sacred Space and inviting in any Benevolent Helpers or Guides who are happy to assist in the work.
See more here https://www.therapy-directory.org.uk/therapists/maggie-costella Link to Therapy Directory for Energy Healing information. Thank you.
If you and your parts are in agreement, sending distance Reiki if online or adding it in person at the start of/or during an IFS or Counselling session, I have found really helps clients to become more grounded and present in their body, it also helps people and their parts relax.
My Shamanic work and practice are growing at present and I am currently training again to add more services.
All of my work is set up and held in co~created Sacred Space.
Adding another layer of containment to any given session.
A bit more background Information
I have always worked with people, before my Counselling and Energy Healing Training, I went back to study as a single parent mature student, and gained my Degree an M.A. That led me to the Voluntary Sector where I gained employment as a project worker, for a number of years working with homeless people, as a drugs worker & with lone parent familes.
Previous to that I spend several years as a General Nurse, in Scotland and abroad.
I identify as neurodivergent- one my neurrodivergent traits is to have dyslexic tendacies, so my written word and grammar are suspect at times.
However, this also brings Creativity – I love to work creatively, with stones, shells, art work, metaphor, exploring different ways to represent parts of us which helps get beyond words and to the heart of the matter.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there”. Rumi
Let’s be curious, what brought you here today?
IFS, Counselling & Energy healing works across modalities. This cross training approach allows me to have different tools in my basket, to help you begin or continue to access, talk with, enable, clear, change whatever is part(s) are troubling you.
It’s deep relational work.
It’s not a quick fix, but it is worth it and the investment of your time, energy and commitment to change.
Please connect via email or whats app. initially and we can organize a complimentary 20/30 minute zoom session to explore – if it’s the right time to attend, if it’s safe enough and if we both feel we can together.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
― Anais Nin