Walk alongside me with an open heart – And something inside will shift.
I’m a integrative trained therapist with a Level 5 diploma (BSc, mBACP), with six years solely in private practice, three years within an addiction centre. I’ve trained at the School of Wizards, an experiential psychotherapeutic course, and am now a walking therapist for individuals and businesses. I love to host talks, workshops, day retreats as well as individual therapy.
I believe that as unique as we all are, we are also the similar. Humans, as a species have a limited amount of emotions, but the complexity about how they are seeded in our bodies, how they are expressed, and how we deal or don’t deal with them depends on many variations. As a walking therapist for individuals and businesses, my belief is that our environment, our upbringing, even our past life existence, how we are perceived in the world, and how we perceive the world impacts who we are. Everything has a role to play in our evolution.
Therapy with me is all about working together. My role is to help you through difficult times, giving you new perspectives, and unblocking what is stopping you live the life you want to. Integrative therapy means I have trained using many methodologies, primarily psychodynamic and person-centred (eg. Freud, Carl Jung) but I’ve built on my training with many other modalities from spirituality to inner engineering.
My work is just not therapy. Often people come to me to help them move through a stage in their life. Maybe changing jobs, leaving relationships, stepping up in a career. We can work through life decisions, priorities and of course look at the big questions. Who am I? Why am I here? Those are the questions I LOVE.
Over the past six years I have worked primarily with adults. However I am happy to work with young adults too. My experience is rounded, and specifically I have worked with depression, addiction, anxiety, trauma, abuse (emotional and physical), suicide ideation, grief, loss, eating disorders, post-natal depression, relationship breakdown, divorce and panic attacks.
I live in Richmond, so can work with clients locally, or those happy to travel, but I can also travel for 2 day (deep dive), workshops, and work online too. If possible, I love to walk in nature with you. To connect to something bigger than us. To allow the world to guide us. If walking isn’t an option, online can enable a space for new creation and freedom of expression too.
That’s why I do what I do. I love to help others unravel their patterns and behaviours. To explore themselves with a curious eye to ultimately find freedom in their minds and bodies. I do this in many ways, but mostly by being with you, and enabling you to go through your unique process to self understanding. It can be painful, it can be joyful. But ultimately it’s a path worth taking more than any other in this world right now. It’s a gift to yourself.
The exploration is supported through my education, but also life experience which has been influenced strongly by some of the best mentors in the world, and my own fascination with the human psyche.
As Founder of Soulhub, my vision is to help others understand themselves better, because from this place, the world will already be a better world.
You can visit my personal website here, or in summary here are the main options for working with me:
For those looking to answer some deeper questions within, and gain greater self-understanding.
Join for regular weekly/bi-weekly walking or zoom sessions, or one-off multiple walking days at a coastal house.
[Workshops for individuals, businesses, couples and teams]
Walk In, Dance Out Half/Full Day Sessions & Retreats with Andrew
Leadership/Team Off-sites for connection and greater awareness
Soulwalking to Inner Peace – Online Course
For those wanting to take a path of self-enquiry with tools, but not with in-person meetings. Take my 7 day online course which you can do in your own time, and you’ll be guided through my key principles for how to find inner peace.
Self-guided course from £39.
For those looking to move between careers, new pathways, leaving or starting relationships. We get under the bonnet and work out what’s going on for you, and how you can move between, with grace, ease and empowerment.
Given my life path and skills, I’m comfortable talking about:
* my own personal journey of adventure and exploration
* key principles to finding inner peace
* Psycho-education such as authenticity, conscious leadership, compassion, kindness etc
For Therapy – To Book Your Chemistry Session – A one off payment of £60 for 45mins. (Please note follow up sessions are £100).
- Name and reason for therapy (or coaching)
- Whether you’re interested in walking or online therapy
- What days and times are preferable for you
2 – YOU – Make a payment for your Chemistry session here (Online or in person)
3 – ME – I will confirm our meeting place and time.
Safety, containership and the therapeutic relationship are all imperative to the way we work together. I therefore request that we commit to a minimum of 6 sessions (on a rolling basis). Sessions with me are £100. Concessions are available on discussion.
For Transitional Coaching – To Book Your Half Day Session
Email me, and we can find a mutual time/date and location.
Costs from £400 per half day.
For Walk In, Dance Out with Andrew Cuerden – To Book Your Session
Together we co-create a half or full day which takes you through a journey of self-discovery. Andrew will use his metaphysical dance process to explore the psychosomatic expression you carry, and then I will work with my therapeutic skills to help you make sense of where you’re currently at, and give you ways to move forward in the world.
Email us, and we can find a mutual time/date and location.
Costs from £500 per half day.
The Staple Stuff
I spent 20 years in corporate life. Working for big brands from Barclays, to Lloyds to Musto and Jack Wills. I’ve led international marketing campaigns, created marketing, sales, social, partnership, sponsorship, events plans and worked with remarkably talented creatives and marketers. I always loved the creative, and getting things done. But none of the products pulled me to a place which felt like I was ‘meant to be doing’ this. I just felt like a square peg in a round hole.
The Adventurous Spirit
I’ve packed by back pack a hundred times to take me on some of the best adventures you could think of. Around the world trip, taking me to the glaciers of Patagonia, sand of the Atacama Desert, bright lights of Vegas and huts of Vietnam. I sailed from Brisbane to China on the Clipper Round the World Race. I walked the (half so far) of the Camino, and to Everest Base Camp. In January 2020, I started walking the British Isles coastline. In March, life changed, and I’ve devoted more time to Soulhub, and the creation of a beautiful partnership with my boyfriend Andrew.
The Inner Work
Along the way I’ve healed with shamans, Balinese healers, danced in the jungle, drank medicine, and looked inside. I spent 2 years training with Andrew Wallas and friends at the School of Wizards. Held the mirror up time and time again to understand why I took certain choices, and why I behaved the way I behaved. Retrained as an integrative therapist for three years, worked in an addiction charity for three years. And now I bring all that together and work with whatever you bring, as a walking therapist for individuals and businesses.
Client Testimonial (Nov 2023):
“I was experiencing a very difficult and challenging time in both my professional and personal life when a friend recommended that I seek therapy. I was very hesitant as I felt I can fix all my problems myself but also the stigma involved with seeing a therapist – particularly as a man. I made some enquiries and a close friend recommended I meet Carmen. From the very first session I was convinced. She has a very calm, reflective manner that puts you at ease and allows you to open up while still making sure you are kept accountable by challenging and probing in a safe, caring environment. I worked with Carmen for approximately two years and learnt so much about myself and why I act or feel the way I do. I also have a very demanding job and although we had a regular slot in the diary every week she was always very flexible, whether that was an in person walk around Richmond Park or online via video call. I have subsequently recommended her to three other friends / work colleagues who have also gained a lot of value from working with her.
One of Carmen’s biggest strengths was being able to listen and adapt to whatever was on my mind on the day of our sessions. Sometimes it would be about my family, or my relationships, or a specific event, or my professional life; she was able to understand, adapt, and help guide across the full spectrum of areas in my life. Now and again she would make me do an activity or read me a quote which was completely left field but still relevant and not only provided insight but kept the sessions interesting. Carmen made a very big difference in my life over these two years and made me completely rethink the value of therapy. She showed deep empathy, care and was someone I could trust. I am very thankful for having her in my life and will always be grateful.”
Client Testimonial (Oct 2023):
“I really enjoyed working with Carmen. Our conversations helped me understand what I was going through and challenge myself to confront those issues. I felt safe to disclose anything that was hurting me and Carmen really helped me work through any pain I was feeling.”
“Being in nature was also an amazing and powerful part of the process for me. The fresh air, space and abundance of nature helped me to think clearly and express myself as openly as I could. Carmen made me feel that I could talk freely and openly without judgment. She really helped me get back on track when I was feeling really low. By walking and talking, she allows you the space to let your thoughts just flow and guides you to make sense of them all. You come away from each meeting feeling more unraveled and positive.”
“I was reluctant to embark on a journey of therapy but somehow Carmen made it an easy decision. Carmen’s approach made me feel so at ease that I decided to see if talking some things through could help me. I knew there was something that was causing me to feel stuck and I wanted to move beyond it. I quickly trusted Carmen and I found myself talking about life experiences that I hadn’t shared with many people. I made a determination to set aside some precious time each week to focus on myself and Carmen helped to guide me to find the words, questions and explanations I was seeking.”