about Hélène…

I am an experienced BACP senior accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, a qualified supervisor, and a Metamorphic Technique teacher based near Totnes in South Devon…

What I offer…

Psychotherapy & Counselling

I offer individual counselling and psychotherapy sessions, as well as couples counselling and Skype online sessions.

Metamorphic Technique & Courses

I offer Metamorphic Technique sessions to individuals, couples, and to parents and their children. I also run two day workshops, teaching both the practice and the theory behind it.

Supervision

I am a qualified supervisor, and work both with trainee counsellors and experienced therapists; with individuals and with groups.

Background…

Born in London, I spent eight years of my childhood in the Swiss Alps. My family then returned to England. I studied english literature at university, and trained as an actor. Following this I worked in the theatre for a number of years. I qualified with a diploma in Psychosynthesis, a transpersonal form of psychotherapy, at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London in 1998. I also hold a diploma in supervision. Over the years I have worked with a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds. For some years I worked as a university counsellor for students at Goldsmiths College in London, where I offered individual and group therapy, and supervision to trainee counsellors. I also offered counselling in a large training organisation for people with special training needs, such as long-term unemployed adults and young people.   I have worked for many years in private practice.

I have continued my professional development through further training in trauma work, neurobiology, and developmental attachment theory.  I also have many years experience and training working with meditation and mindfulness based practices.

For sixteen years I studied with Hilmar Schonauer, both individually and within a group, working with meditation and healing, using specific practices to connect with the biological, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of my energy body/aura.  This led me to deeply open to the reality of my own experience and beyond that to the innate wisdom shining through all experience.  This wisdom and aliveness available to us all.

It was through this teaching that I fostered my understanding of the intelligence behind dreams, and my ability for working with them.

I realise that in all my work I have been drawn to exploring the simple meeting in being with another

During this time I also trained in spiritual healing, and in connected, or rebirthing breathwork. I also developed an interest in a particular way of working with my hands, a practice called the Metamorphic Technique. I trained extensively with Gaston Saint-Pierre, founder of the Technique, and am a practitioner and teacher member of the Metamorphic Association.

Helene Demetriades

In my work I have been drawn to exploring the simple meeting in being with another, which allows us to experience the reality of who we are. I have been deeply influenced by non-dual teachings,  and have come to the recognition that as ‘I’ have let go, what remains is the love (or connectedness) that always is, and the fulfilment of peace.