Unfortunately, I have no new spaces at present 21/03/23, I will update this as soon as spaces emerge.

I am offering – Internal Family Systems Therapy and Energy Healing.

Working Soulfully with tender respect for all your vulnerable and/or nervous parts that seek healing.

I have been a Counsellor for over 23 years and I weave together that practice and my energy healing experience and training starting 20 years ago.

I invite in grace co-creating a safe, sacred space, a container in which to do the work, this container is rigourously held in the light or filled with Self energy.

This gracious holding space allows the begining of the gentle transcendent process of discovery, as we begin to get to know and work with the parts of you currently requiring attention.

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.

I work with Adult clients

Working online only at present.

Thank you.

I do not hold a waiting list.

I am offering short term work, weeks, months not years.

If anything here gets your attention , please use the contact form and email me, to arrange a complimentary zoom intro. call 20/30 minutes to explore – if it’s the right time to attend, if it’s safe enough and if we both feel we can together. Thank you.

The wisdom traditions, invite us into the body, which shelters the tender Heart. Opening the door to our Soul.

I offer a multi faceted approach.

‘Cause it’s definitely not one size fits all, when working with people who have experienced big and small Trauma’s.

I will draw from my extensive menu of training tools to help you.

These days this is mostly via Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) and Shamanism.

I work with the body as a somatic parts work approach.

Working gently and with respect and at a speed ameanable to you and your Internal Family System(IFS).

IFS for me is a psycho/spiritual approach.

It’s a nervous system to nervous system conversation, via the felt sense and utilising the 5 senses of the body.

Our aim is to bypass the cognitive brain and go on an inner journey, to explore- to see, sense or imagine, whatever parts get our attention and wish to work with us on the day.

They do get a choice, to work or not, this is so important, as many times in life past, choice was absent for many parts.

Then the inner exploration continues as we begin or continue to get to know those parts of us requiring attention.

Often current symptoms, patterns of behaviour or ways of being we are experiencing result in us seeking professional help. It’s a courageous and powerful step to take, I understand and honour that.


I believe it’s Soulful Sacred work.

Our helpers from the luminous light are so welcome and invited to help in this beautiful transcendent process.

As we honour our parts and are grateful for all they do!

Helping them be known.

Bringing them to the light, if you like. (The IFS term is Self energy)

And helping them let go whatever it is they don’t need to hold anymore, e.g. an emotion, an experience, something that doesn’t belong to them.

And bringing back to fill those spaces with a different energy or quality to enable them going forward to hold difference and change.


Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ is a phrase in the Lakota language, which can be roughly traslated as “We are all related” or “all my relatives”.

Meaning not just people, but birds, animals, fish, insects, plants and rocks, it’s a prayer of oneness and harmony.

May we all being live in harmony. Is my prayer today. Aho.

Healing work – Options

Online only for now, Internal Family Systems sessions.
Reiki Healing in person.
Coming soon in person Shamanic Sessions.

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.

When parts of us are triggered or active, 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/

Trauma work

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.

Trauma defined by Peter Levine PhD.

I have 23 plus years experience working as a Counsellor in various different settings and I have completed substantial Training and CPD to help me understand Trauma and 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

Energy Healing

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.

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. (No mean feet for this dyslexic mystic). 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. ❤️

Part of my creative Counselling tool kit.

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 wrong doing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there”. Rumi

Let’s be curious, what brought you here today?

IFS and 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 restorative.

It’s transforming.

It’s not a quick fix, but it is worth it and the investment of your time, energy and commitment to change.

“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

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