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Your Journey to Freedom

A guided self-compassion programme 

Are you feeling anxious, disconnected, and noticing yourself being critical, self-doubting, and judgmental?

You’re probably noticing repeated painful patterns in your life, and experiencing the frustration of feeling stuck?

If you’re ready to lay your burdens down, and make the journey home to wholeness, flow, lightness, and ease, it’s time to step upon the path of self-compassion beginning with your Journey to Freedom.

Step One is embracing the unloved parts with the loving light of self-compassion. 

Step Two is a ‘Releasing Ceremony’

Step Three is connecting with the Divine.

As you gently shed the skin of your ‘old’ self, and you transform and release the feelings, thoughts, and behaviours which are no longer serving you, what emerges is a deep sense of relaxation, connection, trust, joy, and inspiration.


Step by step guidance ·  Ceremony · Meditations · Handouts  · Guided visualisations · Creative activities · Email support between sessions

Step One


Our instinct is to push away, avoid, push through or adapt to those parts within us which we’d rather not accept. But we will be doing things a little differently. On the first step of your journey to Freedom, you will be guided to:

✔️ Recognise how repeated themes are playing out in your life, including those passed down as family and ancestral patterns.

✔️ See clearly how the different parts within you are interacting, and what beliefs, emotional patterns and behaviours are working against you.

✔️ Release blame, judgment, anxiety thinking, victimhood, and shameful core beliefs e.g ‘there is something wrong with me’

by embracing self-compassion and forgiveness into your life.


Image of two swans
Image of swan on water with reflection

Step Two

Releasing Ceremony

To mark the letting go of the things which you no longer wish to carry forward in your life, we will create a ‘Releasing Ceremony ‘ for you.

This is a sacred opportunity for ‘deep release’ upon a beautiful and ancient landscape.

We prepare for the whole day ceremony together, and personalise every aspect to make it special and meaningful for you.



Step Two

Releasing Ceremony

To mark the letting go of the things which you no longer wish to carry forward in your life, we will create a ‘Releasing Ceremony ‘ for you.

This is a sacred opportunity for ‘deep release’ upon a beautiful and ancient landscape.

We prepare for the whole day ceremony together, and personalise every aspect to make it special and meaningful for you.

Image of swan on water with reflection

Step Three

Connecting with the Divine

As you release what is blocking the flow of love, in it’s many forms in your life, you come home to the truth that you are a spiritual being having a human experience, and that you have an in-built connection to the Divine, and  a powerful internal guidance system.

At this stage of your journey to freedom, you will be learning more about how to connect, and receive guidance from the divine within you, to live a more aligned, grounded and peaceful life.


How the programme works + pricing

Your journey to Freedom will take around 6 months to complete. You will receive: 

– Twelve carefully crafted guided sessions of 75-90 minutes on Zoom or face to face in Redruth, Cornwall. (in line with Government Covid-19 guidelines).

– A one-day Releasing Ceremony which takes place out on an ancient land.

– Handouts, recordings, worksheets, and also have Email access to Helen in between sessions for additional support.

Your personal investment is one of time, willingness, and financial offering which is 6 monthly payments of £265 or one upfront payment of £1495 (saving of £95).

  My inspiration for the programme

On the banks of a river in the town of Gjakova, Kosovo, in 2003, as a newly qualified Psychotherapist, I listened to stories of those who had survived a war.

On that day, painfully aware of the violent destruction that we, the human family are capable of, I committed to finding a way to support people to find Peace. Self-Compassion & Forgiveness is the process, which I believe, we have been gifted to help us transform pain and suffering into Freedom, Peace, Love, and Purpose.

Having researched the Compassion & Forgiveness process for 13 years, combined with the knowledge and experience gained from my 20 years of practice as a Creative Psychotherapist -this programme is my gift to you.


What my clients are saying about the programme

Jax's new life of love and compassion

“I had been thinking about engaging in some form of transformative therapy in the hope of addressing life long issues with shame, trauma, self soothing and catastrophe thinking for some time.

However, for a long time, I either couldn’t find anything that felt right, or wasn’t just another ‘quick fix’ going over the same ground without ever getting to the root of the issue and costing me a fortune in the process.

Helen’s programme has been completely different to anything i have done before.

With the structure provided, I could focus on one topic and really immerse myself in the learning. absorb it, and integrate everything before moving on.

Because of this, and because it has been such a deep dive, I feel like nothing has been left behind and it’s DONE! I felt incredibly supported through the process, like Helen was by my side every step of the way.

Even though it is a programme, it felt very much like it was made for me, and has been the vehicle for the most profound transformation in my whole being.

I treat myself with a lot more love and compassion now. I am good enough just as I am. I am more able to let go of the fear of being judged or needing to perform in order to feel worthy, as long as I’m being true to myself, THAT IS ENOUGH! “


Rebecca's “life-changing experience”

“The self compassion and forgiveness programme has genuinely been a life changing experience.

Having tried many talking therapies, none have freed me up to this extent.

This programme has shown me that I’m lovable and worthy and has left me with tools to live a life with an open heart.

I now feel more connected, and have seen a shift of being more loving towards myself and others.

There’s been more clarity of where things are, or are not working in my life, and I now have the ability to take actions in line with my values.

During the last few months my bravery has shown itself as a positive strength, giving me the courage to make decisions for my greater good, rather than to continue defending myself in difficult situations or in response to toxic behaviours. 

Helen held the space beautifully. She’s so relatable, non-judgemental, funny, wise – genuinely the perfect guide.

I very much appreciated how she adapted the process to include elements that felt intuitive to me – working with objects, nature, creativity – things that brought me out of the head and into the body. 

I truly cannot recommend enough.”

– Rebecca

Anja's mid-life awakening

“Helen transformed my mid-life crisis into a mid-life awakening. She has been truly helpful. I am truly grateful. 

She supported me well by being non-judgemental. She was well prepared for every session. She gently picked out the significant bits, out of all my chaos, turmoil and mangled frustrations.

I understand myself better now. It has been especially useful to learn about the ego – and how it operates. It has been useful to learn about trauma, which is in the past, but has hooks in the present. Various truths/lies have come to light e.g. I was not loving – decent, even – with myself; I lived in fear.

The presence of truly helpful non-judgemental guidance, steering me without being overbearing has been a new and beautiful experience.”


Jo's found spiritual connection and balance

“Helen has been a fabulous guide and given great support on this journey that I decided to take.

I feel so much more in tune with myself and have learned some great tools and techniques on how to cope with different stresses and situations as they arise.

I have become more open to my spiritual side which is really helping me lead a more balanced life.

Helen is very calming and has a great way of tuning in and helping me understand that there are some fabulous techniques and ways that we can help ourselves lead a more fulfilled life.

I have really enjoyed my time with Helen and would definitely recommend her to anyone wishing to embark on this type of journey.

Also, I really felt totally at ease to be myself and not be judged in any way. I am excited to start implementing all the things I have learned into my everyday life.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and time to help me learn and grow.”


Julie's released her grief, shame and rage

“ This has been a wonderful programme-utterly surprising in its effectiveness and enjoyableness.

I sought help from Helen because I was feeling overwhelmed by grief. The guided programme has been hugely helpful in helping me to let go.

It has made me reconnect with a spiritual practice, introduced me to reiki, given me strategies for dealing with anxiety and grief and reintroduced joy into my life. 

I loved the releasing ceremony, which took place in a lovely location, and had a pilgrimage feel to it – which was so fabulous. 

Helen gave me lots of materials and useful exercises to look at and do in between sessions which I loved, as I like studying, and also gave me access to her via email.

Helen also gave me ‘permission’ to indulge in my painting and drawing which has been a wonderful and unexpected bonus to joining the programme.”


Lisa's found trust and released her anxiety

Prior to starting the programme I was living with debilitating daily anxiety. This was a fairly new experience to me, (since COVID), so I found myself longing for ‘how I used to be’ which didn’t feel healthy.

I wanted to find more faith and trust in the universe, reduce the spiral of my negative thinking, and to be more at peace with myself. The Journey to Freedom programme was recommended to me by a good friend.

Unlike my previous experience of  therapy, with this programme, I felt really empowered and learned to trust that I knew what was best for me.

I was anxious about the releasing ceremony as I didn’t know what to expect and was worried it wouldn’t work for me. But it proved a really pivotal point for me on my journey.

Having now completed the programme, I feel so clear now as to where I am heading and what I need. I am so much more aware of my inner critic and feel resourced to change the dialogue.

Learning & practicing to connect to the divine is now part of my daily ritual. It’s the start of my day and a powerful resource.

Learning that I can trust myself to know what to do if crisis or anxiety hits, brings me quickly out the other side. There is always light.

I now feel less anxiety, less dread and low mood. My IBS has improved immensely. I am kinder to myself and realise how powerful I am, and I can manifest like a pro!

I am a better leader, mother, friend, daughter. 

I felt Helen was always available when I  needed her to be. I never felt judged and was able to be vulnerable and open (something I struggle with).

Sometimes I walk round the supermarket thinking ‘if only all these people had the opportunity to do this programme – they’d feel so much better.


Joanne's found compassion and is truer to herself

I worked through Helen’s Journey to Freedom programme and it has had a hugely positive impact on my life.

Helen has a calming and supportive nature and I felt held and safe in her space. I have learned new skills and tools that I will take forwards with me as I continue on my own journey. 

Self-compassion wasn’t something that came easily to me and it still takes practice but I think this was helpful as it helped me to restructure some of the ways I think and treat myself.

The Releasing Ceremony was important to me because it allowed me to let go of some of the issues that have been holding me back for so long, and also to do this in a guided way felt more powerful. 

As a result of undertaking the programme:

My relationship with my dad has changed massively, and I am much less critical towards myself in my general day to day life and also within my work.

I am able to be more compassionate towards myself but also towards others. I have also found that I am truer to myself e.g. not tolerating certain behaviours from others and moving away from relationships that cause me anxiety.

I am less anxious, less tearful and no longer have thoughts of  hopelessness about the future. 

The programme has encouraged me to be more creative by painting pictures, creating alters outside and this is something I have missed without really realising it!

Thank you again Helen for your continued support through the journey to freedom programme. I am so grateful for your support, kindness and guidance and I am in such better place compared to where I was last year. I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to have you as my therapist.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Programme face to face or online?

The Journey to Freedom programme can be experienced online via Zoom, or face to face in Redruth, Cornwall, England. 

Is this a religious programme?

No, this is a secular programme. However, it does have a spiritual flavour to it.

The Self-Compassion and Forgiveness Programme is open and relevant to all – people of faith or none.

The underlying assumption of the programme is that Forgiveness is a healing process, which is accessible to all – regardless of belief.

How do I join the Programme?

To make sure the programme is right for you, all potential participants are invited to book a complimentary 25 minute phonecall with Helen, where she will assess your needs and what service may be best for you at this time.

To book your free no -obligation call please contact Helen on 07768968189

What benefits will I get from joining this programme?

The overall purpose of the Self-Compassion and Forgiveness programme is to free you from feeling stuck in the past, your suffering, and feeling bound to the situation and person that you feel you have hurt through your actions / inactions.

Self – Compassion & Forgiveness feels:

1. Liberating: Feels like a burden has been lifted, and that you have been released from the cord that has bound you to the past, suffering, and those whom you have hurt and been hurt by.

2. Connected: Feel connected to your divine nature, intuition, your vision, your joy, and your loving heart once more. Feel a stronger connection to your Soul and have greater clarity on your future direction.

3. Empowered: Transcend feeling like a victim to feeling like a victor in your life, reclaiming your power, your voice, your truth, and your boundaries for healthier future relationships.

Learning how to forgive has also, according to research, been linked to the following:

• Improved cardiovascular functioning

• Improved lung function

• Improved functioning of nervous system

• Improved functioning of immune system

• Lower blood pressure

• Lower heart rate

• Less muscle tension

Is the programme available in a group and one to one?

The Journey to Freedom Programme is currently available on a one-to-one basis only.

Is the Programme suitable for me?

The best way to work this out, is to book in a no-obligation free 25-minute call with Helen to make sure the Journey to Freedom programme is right for you at this time.

Free Call Booking Link

Chat with Helen

If you’re not sure if this is the right programme for you please feel free to give me a call on 07768968189 for a no-obligation chat.

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