You’re in a season of necessary healing. Perhaps life as you’ve known it is falling apart. Perhaps you’ve been through, or are going through, some sort of crisis. Perhaps something you’ve been avoiding has come to a head and you’re realising you must face it.
Everyone struggles with the challenges of being human from time to time. It’s natural, normal and even healthy to go through these phases. Whilst it isn’t always obvious, they’re often gifts in disguise; opportunities for transformation that will ultimately lead to greater peace, happiness and meaning.
You might feel that you need someone to walk with you, yet don’t feel able to share what you’re going through with anyone in your life. That’s when I can support you, offering a safe container for you to share truthfully and space to explore your experience and discover new ways forward.
What is Therapeutic Soul Mentoring?
Therapeutic Soul Mentoring is a period of one-to-one work with a therapeutic focus. I call it Soul Mentoring because in working together, we address whatever you’re struggling with at the level of the soul.
What we’re seeking is lasting change from the inside-out, not a superficial solution to your problem. This means that we have to ask better questions; questions we may never have considered before.
How it works?
An initial conversation: If you think soul mentoring might be right for you, you can complete the inquiry form at the bottom of this page. We’ll organise a mutually convenient time to speak. I’ll ask you to share some more about what you’re experiencing and what you’d like to achieve and you’ll be able to ask me any questions you have about the work. This conversation will help us both determine whether working together is the right next step for you.
Three sessions each month: If we decide to move forward in our work together, we’ll arrange to speak three times each month via online video call, for an hour each, over a period of one-three months.
Who is Therapeutic Soul Mentoring for?
Therapeutic Soul Mentoring is for those experiencing challenge and/or who are in a season of healing. Perhaps you’ve also already been to traditional counsellors or therapists and felt they didn’t really understand. This is common. Sometimes it takes time to find the person you feel comfortable with and who approaches things in just the right way for you.
The following are areas I regularly explore with clients:
Feelings of low-self worth and inadequacy
Grief. This doesn’t need to mean a person who has passed away. It could be the end of a relationship, an important dream falling apart, some part of your life coming to an end or the loss of a dearly loved animal.
Feeling that you don’t know who you are anymore and the need to rediscover your authentic self.
How I work and what to expect from the sessions
Strange as it may sound, I’m passionate about sitting with people through seasons of struggle and healing. I begin with the assumption that you’re not in need of ‘fixing’ and that I don’t have the right answers for you. I come to this work as your equal and our time together is more like a co-created exploration.
Each session can be different. Sometimes you may find you have lots to say. Other sessions you may prefer to be quiet and listen.
In our sessions, I will:
Offer a space of unconditional support in which you won’t ever be judged. Clients tell me repeatedly that they feel able to share things they’ve never shared with anyone else because they feel absolutely safe. This in itself is incredibly healing.
Ask questions to help you explore your own experience more deeply, gaining fresh insights that help you move forward.
Offer new ways of looking at things that I’ve found to be helpful when appropriate.
Offer practical ideas/advice if and when appropriate.
Just as I don’t assume I have the right answers for you, it’s helpful if you can also adopt a spirit of ‘I don’t know.’ Ultimately, your answers are within you, but this attitude simply means you come to each session open to discovering something new.
What results can you expect?
Whilst we’ll of course be working to create change in the area(s) specific to you, what you can expect more generally from our work together is a greater feeling of peace, a deeper trust in life, and a knowing that you’re always ok just as you are.
Fees depend on the number of sessions you choose to have. This is something we can discuss in your initial consultation, for which there is no fee.
To arrange your initial consultation, please complete the form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes from clients
Before working with Leah, I was plagued with self-doubt and anxiety about my abilities and worth at work. This was making me care too much about what people thought of me, which I think people sensed, leading them to question my authenticity - which then lead me to more self-doubt. I’d tried therapy before but didn’t feel like they related to my situation.
I wanted someone to talk to about my self-doubt and anxiety who could coach me through the destructive thoughts and feelings. I wanted to be able to look back at my career with joy and confidence about my contribution.
After our work together, I’m not feeling any of the insecurities and hang ups that I felt a few months back, because I’m not spooked by my ghosts anymore. This makes interactions with people who I think/thought/felt somehow wronged me, so much easier because I don't entertain those ghosts. I am just loving towards them.
My mind always comes back to being so grateful for just how loving and accepting Leah was and the tools and wisdom she shared, which were just exactly what I needed at exactly the right time.
Susan | California
“My year with Leah has been nothing short of transformational. Her ability to gracefully hold safe space has allowed me to drop into a complete unraveling of my busy mind, and make space for major realisations about who I really am and what I actually want. Meeting someone you can authentically share your deepest desires and fears with in life is rare, and Leah is one of those people. With no other coach have I felt safe enough to truly allow myself to be seen and heard, and that's because the space Leah holds for her clients is completely loving, open and non-judgemental.
I chose to work with Leah at the start of what had been a very dark awakening for me and after some very tumultuous ups and downs. She has guided me to an allowing of what needs to crumble in my recovery, whilst holding me gently in the uncertainty, enabling me to finally see the deeper truths of my experiences without fear.”
Natalie Edwards | UK
“Thank you so much for being a shoulder today, and for letting me get out some of the high emotion I was dealing with. I can’t tell you enough what a treasure you are. Every day, I’m grateful for the work/path you’ve chosen to follow. You’ve really changed my life, and continue to do so each time we speak.”
Danielle Pope | Writer, Editor & Story Midwife | Victoria, B.C., Canada
"I have to tell you, Leah, you might never know the true impact our conversations had on me. Since we talked, my life has completely changed. I've started to do things I never gave myself permission to do. I feel valued and rewarded more than ever before. And while a lot of factors went into this, it's your voice that comes into my head with a, 'you can do it, Dani' (insert laughter and lovely British accent for effect.) I think of you often, and I remember all your questions more like you're a dear friend who floated into my life when I needed her most. You are so good at what you do!"
Danielle Pope | Writer, Editor & Story Midwife | Victoria, B.C., Canada
"It was beyond amazing to feel so connected to someone I had never actually met in person. You are truly an amazing spirit that I immediately connected with. There were times when I left our conversations feeling so rejuvenated and motivated that I simply couldn’t contain myself. I love you for being your authentic self and for being openly vulnerable with me throughout our time together. I love you for unapologetically chasing your dreams and for creating a space where people can do that together. You are living, breathing proof that we can use our life experiences to support others in their personal journeys, and I love you for owning that space."
Nikia Poche | Writer, Spoken Word Artist and Visionary committed to resistance, inquiry, and observation | California.
“I first met Leah in her very first Fearless Play workshop. I was urged to go because I felt if there were two missing elements in my life that I really needed, they were definitely courage and fun! So the idea of her workshop basically spoke to me. Six months of Fearless Coaching later, and despite my deepest belief that those two elements are the complete opposite of who I am, I started gradually throwing my comfort zone out the window. Starting with pursuing a career in my ultimate passion, which is to use Social Entrepreneurship as a tool for development, to getting experience in the field from Europe and across the world, to getting more experience from Africa, to being appointed as a Social Enterprise Incubator for the largest non-profit organisation in Egypt. Personally speaking, coaching with Leah has been my liberation from my biggest enemy – fear. Because of it I now make a difference for a living and I wake up every day looking forward to the changes I can make to the world as I see it."
Suzan Salem | Social Entrepreneur | Egypt.
"It's been a few months now I believe since we had our big conversation. I need to thank you again for your time that day and for your thoughtfulness throughout our conversation. I think I said this before, but it warrants repeating: you have a great talent for reframing thoughts and bringing options into ideas where they weren't first considered.
You are truly amazing Leah. You’re like a super hero. I mean that and I really appreciate your passion for kindness and for people's light and love."
Brandon Kraemer | Colourist | USA