about Hélène…

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

What I offer…

Psychotherapy & Counselling

I offer individual counselling and psychotherapy sessions, and Skype online sessions.

Non-dual therapy

For people wishing to explore the depths of who or what they are within the context of non-dual awareness or present moment experience.

Metamorphic Practice

I offer Metamorphic Practice sessions to individuals, couples, and to parents and their children. Over a seven year period  I also ran two day practitioner workshops, teaching both the practice and the theory behind Metamorphic Practice.

Supervision

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

Background…

Born in London, I spent eight years of my childhood in the Swiss Alps.  I studied english literature at university, and trained as an actor.  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.  I also worked as a counsellor in a large training organisation for people with special training needs, 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.

It was through this teaching that I fostered my understanding of the intelligence behind dreams, and my love for and ability in 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 trained extensively with Gaston Saint-Pierre, founder of the Metamorphic Technique, training both as a practitioner and as a teacher with him.

Helene Demetriades

I have been deeply touched by non-dual teachings, including those of Mooji, Rupert Spira and Adyashanti.  As ‘I’ have let go, the recognition of love and deep silence at the heart of being has remained, and a seamlessness between myself and the whole of existence.

In my work, in the simple meeting in being with another, we have the opportunity of registering the reality of who or what we truly are in essence.  Our contractions unwind in a field already fulfilled and at peace.

Wild quietude

I hang out my wings to dry
in the wild quietude that I am
like the first cormorant I ever saw
who took my breath away,
hanging out his wings,
a stark cross
louring
against the Cornish sky.

Hélène Demetriades