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Reichian Psychotherapy, Humanistic Counselling and Shamanism in Putney, London


The Illumination Process,

Shamanic Healing and Soul Retrieval,

Shamanic Counselling 

Shamanism, Soul Retrieval and Power animals - Photograph by Chris Briscoe

The way of the shaman is based on a fundamental understanding that people are an integral part of the natural world and every earthly form is animated by its own soul or life force. The world is made up of constantly moving energy and a shamanic practitioner can tap directly into the purest forms of this natural energy, on behalf of another person through the process of journeying.


Urban Shamanism is best described as a process where powerful ancient rituals meet modern spiritual healing. Clients are taken on a journey of discovery. Wherever we come from in the world Shamanism is our root – we all share this mutual heritage. It is the way people have attempted to connect with the ineffable since time began.


The principal function of a shamanic practitioner is to 'stalk' wisdom and invite the healing process to manifest; a sacred midwifery. Using voice, sound, rattles or the rhythm of the drum, archetypes arise from the unconscious, transforming the fractured psyche into a coherent whole. These tonal substances work their alchemy within the human body creating a vehicle for the 'journey' and anointing it with sound, allowing the process of healing to take place, creating a circle of balance. A person may decide to use shamanic work to heal a physical, emotional or spiritual trauma or it may be a time of transition in their lives when some direction is needed. On the other hand nothing may be 'wrong' but there may be a deep sense of needing to connect more strongly with Spirit.

As shamanic healing deals with the spiritual aspect of illness there is no way to predict the results that will manifest emotionally or physically; it does not replace the need for traditional psychological and medical treatment.  Shamanic work is offered to clients as an adjunct to regular, ongoing psychotherapy or counselling.  It is no longer offered to others or on video call.



The Illumination Process    Top

In the Inka shamanic traditions there are no “bad” energies. There are only energies that are “light,” and so support life, and energies that are “heavy,” which cannot be digested. The Illumination process transforms heavy energies into light, turning emotional wounds into sources of power and knowledge” -  Alberto Villoldo


The Illumination process is a gentle, clearing process that will leave you balanced, revitalized and happier. It helps release difficult imprints, combusting toxic energy while deeply healing at a soul level.  Using both your luminous energy field and the seven major chakras of the body, this process works at a core level to lift and release heavy energies (Hucha) while infusing light and free flowing energy.  Each session is extremely individualized.  Lifting the layers heavy energies is much like peeling an onion and everyone’s experience is unique

The Illumination Process is approximately 2 hours

The Illumination Process
The Illumination Process - Soul Clearing
Shamanic Journeying


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The shamanic practitioner moves in different states of consciousness when she journeys. She experiences transcendence as she enters the unified, cosmic domain of the shamanic world. Here she will commune with Spirit, clear negative energies and pursue healing information, a power animal and/or a soul retrieval.


Through shamanic journeying a person can be helped to transcend normal, ordinarily accepted definitions of reality, including the definition of themselves. The techniques used are simple yet powerful, they do not require faith or changes in belief. Healing happens through different types of journeys which could include working with the soul, power animals, extraction and shamanic counselling.

Shamanic Journeys are approximately 2 hours 

Shamanic Counselling

Shamanic Counselling    Top


Shamanic counselling operates at the interface of shamanism and psychotherapy. It acknowledges a perception of the world that recognises no separation between mind and matter. During a session traditional psychotherapy may be used alongside shamanic journeying and work with energy. As a client your needs in regards to your entire being within the context of your environment and life circumstances will be addressed.


Shamanic counselling is a 60 minute session.

Shamanic Counselling
Shamanic Healing

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This is a way of becoming whole by integrating the mind, body, spirit and emotions. It has been practised by indigenous peoples the world over for at least 40,000 years. It helps people release problems or behaviour patterns that no longer serve them.

During a healing session there is plenty of time for discussion and creating a clear intention for the work. After this you will simply lie down comfortably relaxed while Deirdre enters non-ordinary reality undertaking the journey.  Upon return she will share with you  what was shown and what gifts were given to help you in your life.

This initial healing journey is a journey of discovery, in preparation for shamanic counselling (see below) where you will learn to journey in tandem with Deirdre and then alone. Using journeying alongside counselling is empowering; it enables you to work with the information that is received during the journey.  These insights, combined with shamanic counselling, support you to make good choices for what you want and how you want to live your life. 

Shamanic Healing is approximately 2 hours 

Soul Retrieval

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Soul Retrieval is one of the oldest and most important of all shamanic healing practices. People with soul loss feel as if something is missing; they have no energy or lust for life, they feel dissociated in some way. This can create anything from ill health to emotional instability, from a sense of feeling lost to not feeling grounded in the world, from relationship problems to eating disorders. Soul retrieval is a healing that can empower a person, so that they feel solid in themselves and know that they truly belong here and are themselves, an integral and unique part of the universe. Shamanism has the power to heal on many levels.

Soul Retrieval is approximately 2 hours 

Shamanic Journeying, Shamanic ceremony, Soul Retrieval, Soul loss, Power animal retrieval,

It is coming to understand, to realise,
that you are not different from this existence
which looks so different. You are part of it
organically, one with it. And if a tree is flowering
it is not separate from you. You have flowered
in the tree and the tree has become conscious in you.




Reichian Therapy,  Psychotherapy and Counselling

Putney, London SW15

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