These are from supervisees, students and conference participants, as the UKCP does not allow psychotherapists to show testimonials from clients on websites. More testimonials from students on my Healing Complex Trauma courses can be found here
Our special thanks go to our Guest Speaker, Mary Clare de Echevarria, who spoke with authority and compassion about working with the body to resolve and heal trauma. The experiential context of her presentation and the personal insights brought the subject alive.
Mary Clare was a treat - very very knowledgeable, practical with lots to take away and actually use with clients. Beautiful balance of theory and practice.
Mary Clare has an incredible ability to be emotionally present throughout the day even whilst talking about theory. She has the ability to tune into her students quickly, which makes the whole experience very engaging and enjoyable.
Working with Mary Clare has been very helpful to me, and in a really connecting, energising and enjoyable way too! I've found Mary Clare to embody a particularly advanced level of collaborative attunement and well-integrated body-mind-heart-wisdom. This combination of qualities has been of immense value to my personal and professional growth. I have benefited greatly from each and every one of my sessions.
Mary Clare's authenticity and knowledge created an immediate sense of ‘safe space’, which created a perfect basis for learning. Her warmth, experience and total command of this complex subject meant that the foundation was laid for the best possible learning and experiential experience.
I adore working with you, Mary Clare. You are very clear and open and strong and professional. Your humour shines and your curiosity is king.
Can't fault Mary Clare. Wonderful presence, ability to hold and impart difficult information.
I’ve gained a sense of confidence that I can bring my increasing awareness of complex trauma into my client work. More than that, I retrieved a sense of self-belief in myself as a therapist and in my therapeutic style which tends to be both holding and warm (the latter having been frowned upon by a previous therapist/supervisor).
I always leave our sessions with a great sense of calmness and mental strength.
I found Mary Clare de Echevarria's presentation most useful due to the approach used, ie practical as well as mindful and theoretical.
Thank you for your presentation. It really did lift the whole day and give us a demonstration of what excellence looks and feels like.
I found you thought provoking, clear, inspiring, expansive, in-depth, knowledgeable, boundaried, warm and humorous… real. I remember coming away from supervision regularly feeling really motivated, along with clear guidance on how to deepen my ongoing client work. You made a real impact on me.
Thank you for being who you are and enabling me to have a deeper knowledge and understanding of my life. You showed me great strength and clarity and an inner strength of self-belief which I will take away with me now.