I’ve been helped by various types of counselling and therapy over the years, but after one session with Marise, I felt I had just had four sessions in one! It’s like therapy on steroids! The therapist in Marise has a conversation with a deep and wise part of myself; the part that knows where I need to go on that day. In my experience it takes one or two sessions to shift some deep internal block; some pattern that’s been repeating throughout my life. Sometimes a session might be simply talking about an issue and getting a new perspective on it. Marise might then give “homework”; some new way of approaching a situation, or a new breathing technique, or any number of helpful strategies. Once my homework was to lie in my hammock and look at the clouds. Sometimes, if required, stored emotional content may be released, bringing lightness, freedom and instant clarity. Her unique approach seems to hold a deep part of me in a safe and loving embrace, allowing the parts that need to speak to have full voice. In doing so, the stored charge in the issue I am presenting with is released, at last from my body. As Marise enters my world with compassion and acute sensitivity, I always feel deeply heard and understood. I now have a deep and lived understanding of how there are many parts, or archetypes, within me that can be operating at any time, and that issues in my life are wonderful opportunities to allow those archetypes to express themselves once and for all and to release old behaviours. Sometimes after a session I can feel a bit ‘wiped out’. It’s just a result of all that clearing. Often there will be dreams or new insights popping in over the next few days, and a feeling that I have changed irreversibly, and almost effortlessly. Bit by bit, I’m now experiencing the joy and lightness of becoming free from the tyranny of past patterns.