My name is Mary-Elaine and I am a Holistic Healer and Spiritual Counsellor who follows the teachings of Asklepios, the founder of medicine. I can also offer Reiki healing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with hypnotherapy, both online and from my healing space in South West London.
The primary focus of my work is as a healer. I am inspired by the extraordinary teacher Asklepios, the founder of medicine and healing who was held in the highest esteem by Ancient Greek society. He worked with those seeking help from physical, emotional and spiritual maladies and originated the concept that healing, power and growth can be achieved through personal exploration - or excavation - that identifies and removes blockages like pain and layers of fear. I have a strong link with this healing power and often feel that I am channelling his energy, hence the name of my website - Spiritual Archaeology.
If this stirs your curiosity please contact me by phone or email.
The way I work
Many of our maladies have a strong emotional and/or spiritual basis. On contacting me we'll discuss what the problems appears to be - and explore their roots. This is where Spiritual Archaeology is relevant; gently digging. sifting and discovering.
From here on I work with Asklepios, acting as a channel for his distant/remote healing which is sent to you. The distant healing takes a short period of time, around 30 minutes . Many clients in their feedback have expressed an almost immediate sense of positive improvement. For some people with perhaps deeper more complex issues a few healing sessions maybe necessary.
While continuing with the delivery of Asklepios's powerful healing, an added focus is to examine the triggers and causes that may still be lying dormant. To facilitate this unravelling I harness my cognitive therapy training. Once identified I will request Asklepios to send healing to this aspect.
You are your own solution
I believe it is my role to help you to learn to become your own counsellor and support you as you find your path through difficulties and challenging issues. You already possess the ability to master difficulties and make positive long-term changes. Your feelings and thoughts are unique to you, and you can take control of them.
As a counsellor, I'll work in collaboration with you and together we'll explore your needs. I'll help you to recognise negative automatic thinking behind any issues and guide you towards identifying the solutions.
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
You may have heard of cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT. Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy takes CBT counselling a step further. When you experience cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, you will enter a deeply relaxed state, a state in which you can better address issues that are troubling you, such as stress, anxiety, depression, phobias, self confidence and many others.
I am a counsellor and I have a diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy with hypnotherapy. I also tutor students who are training at The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.
What you can expect from Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Prior to our first session we'll have a twenty minute telephone conversation to discuss your issues and concerns and establish whether or not CBH can help you. We'll then arrange to have a full session in my calm, comfortable therapy space where I'll help you to recognise your automatic negative thoughts and feelings. It's similar to tackling an overgrown garden by tracing problematic roots and digging them out.
Using CBH, together we'll identify and restructure your negative core beliefs and self-talk, which will be strengthened further by hypnotherapy. You'll be fully conscious at all times during hypnotherapy, yet deeply relaxed.
Let's face it, you can't relax if you're feeling stressed. Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy provides you with the opportunity to address deeply-held thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment and make positive changes.
What if I can’t be hypnotised?
Hypnosis is a very personal experience but 98 per cent of people respond well to it, so the chances are that it will work for you.
Healing at Spiritual Archaelogy
Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy may be all that you need to bring positive changes into your life. However, if you’re open to adding to your experience, we can discuss whether trying an additional healing technique like Reiki, deep spiritual and shamanic healing would be beneficial for you.
Please contact me for a free 20-minute telephone chat to explore your healing or counselling needs.
You can reach me at my home in Wandsworth on 0208 874 6003 or on my mobile phone, which is 07812 855524.
I look forward to hearing from you.
I work from a peaceful dedicated healing and counselling space in Merton Road, Wandsworth, London SW18. It's within easy reach of central London, close to Putney and Earlsfield and just 10 minutes from Clapham Junction by road. Southfields and East Putney underground stations on the District Line are also nearby. Alternatively, if you are unable to travel, we can discuss a home visit or contact through Skype.
Should there be sufficient interest, I plan to set up talks and discussions structured around a very informal question and answer format.
If you’re interested in hosting an event with me, please get in touch.