Testimonials for one to one shadow work sessions

“I found one-to-one coaching with Marianne to be a profound and moving experience. From the beginning Marianne responded swiftly to my request for help and from walking in the door I felt immediately at ease and safe. Marianne created a sacred space and brought insight, fully supporting the work I needed to do. I believe this work is some of the deepest I have ever done. It was collaborative, creative, and deep and she was at my side throughout. Marianne brings passion, commitment and an open heart and with that I was able to expand enough to reach the places I needed to in order to transform the issue on the deepest level.

Vicky, Charity Key Worker

“The two five hour sessions I had with Marianne were powerful and transformative experiences. I really valued the immersive, deep way of working that this approach offers, and found these long sessions particularly helpful. Marianne’s gentle, intuitive and encouraging style enabled me to make real breakthroughs each time.

I work in theatre, and I found that I loved the inherent theatricality of the shadow work, tapping as it does into the unconscious and archetypes in a way that seems effortless. During each session, I also uncovered a buried memory, something I was not expecting. These memories came up for healing in a way which Marianne held and facilitated with great skill and compassion.”


“The shadow work session I did with Marianne was amazing! Her facilitating was so ‘light’ and non-intrusive that I was able to go deep inside and completely focus on my process. At the same time she felt totally ‘there’ and ‘on the ball’, and her incisive questioning ensured I got right to the core of what I was working on and got exactly what I needed. The session helped me to get really clear on where I want to go in the next stage of my life, and has given me a direct experience of some of my inner-allies who can assist me on that journey. Above all, as a direct result of that session, I feel I know myself better, like myself better, and am enjoying life more fully.”

Melanie Ward-Ablitt, Shiatsu practitioner

“My experience of working with Marianne and the Healing The Shadow approach has been transformational. 

I have worked with her individually and in a group. I also felt completely confident recommending her to my parents. 

Her wisdom, warmth and capacity to inspire trust, whilst listening to the heart of what is someone’s experience without ever making it wrong, allows healing, growth and development to happen in the most wonderful way.”

Nick Clitheroe, coach & consultant

“Marianne helped me uncover and heal an old hurt from way back in my past that has been affecting my current experience and preventing me from making changes I want to make. Marianne created an atmosphere which was safe, supportive and un-manipulative, bringing skills that enabled me to delve deeply and yet retain a sense of perspective and purpose. A wonderful experience with a wonderful, trustworthy and skilled woman.”

Kay Julian, Organiser and De-Clutterer

“Marianne’s coaching enabled me to make huge shifts in past patterns of behaviour and negative thoughts. Marianne has immense, deep wisdom and she used her skills to gently allow me to explore some of the ‘hidden’ areas of my being that have held me back.  It’s powerful ‘soul’ work that works – and works quickly.  I felt very safe and expertly guided in Marianne’s hands and have benefited enormously from her input.”

Joanne, Connexions advisor

“Healing The Shadow work with Marianne was a real eye-opener for me. Having been to many therapists to talk about my feelings, it was quite a culture shock to actually work with the parts of myself that ordinarily I would deny or hate. Marianne lovingly and kindly speaks directly to those parts, and astonishingly they speak back. Through this practice of honouring and accepting the bits of me that I didn’t like, I found that I came to see myself as one, rather than criticising the bits I didn’t like and only embracing the ones I did. I came to see what it truly means to love yourself, your whole self, and that you are entirely capable of meeting and exceeding all your own needs.”


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“It is easier to sail many thousand miles through cold and storm and cannibals ….. with five hundred men and boys to assist one, than it is to explore the private sea, the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean of one’s being, alone.”

“If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgement of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgement now.”

“Speak the clearest truth you know, and let the uneasiness heal.”

“Until we have met the monsters in ourselves, we keep trying to slay them in the outer world. And we find that we cannot. For all the darkness in the world stems from darkness in the heart. And it is there that we must do our work.”

“That is why humans resist life. To be alive is the biggest fear humans have. Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive ——— the risk to be alive and express what we really are. Just being ourselves is the biggest fear of humans. We have learned to live our lives trying to satisfy other people’s demands. We have learned to live by other people’s points of view because of the fear of not being accepted and of not being good enough for someone else.”