Shadow Work Coaches, Facilitators and One to One Practitioners

Listing of shadow work coaches and therapists

All the therapists listed below are certified and qualified by Healing The Shadow. You can read about Healing The Shadow, an organisation dedicated to training practitioners in shadow  work here.

Coaches and Practitioners (aka Facilitators) in one to one work

Richard Martyn practices in various locations around the south west of England. He may also offer sessions by Zoom. See his website here: Richard Martyn.

Laura Stoddart practises in Devon, offering one-to-one Healing The Shadow sessions in South Devon and Frome (weekends only). You can read about Laura Stoddart here.

Ali Kirk practises Healing The Shadow sessions in Hereford & Abergavenny, and online via Zoom You can see his website here: 
Ali Kirk, certified shadow coach. 
Or you can contact him by phone on  07792 405 660.

Rachel Mitchell sees clients in her dedicated practice room in Bristol. You can read about Rachel Mitchell on this website. Or you can email her on:

Rod Boothroyd is a certified practitioner who works with clients on Zoom. Contact details here: 

Marianne Hill is the founder of Healing The Shadow, and offers sessions in her dedicated practice room in Frome, Somerset and online. Contact Marianne Hill here.

What Is Shadow Work?

Shadow work is a type of introspective work that involves exploring and integrating the darker, less desirable aspects of ourselves that we tend to repress or deny. It can be a challenging and uncomfortable process, but it can also be incredibly rewarding in terms of personal growth and self-awareness.

Here are some reasons why you might want to see a shadow work coach or therapist:

  • You feel stuck or stagnant in your personal growth journey. If you feel like you’ve hit a wall and can’t seem to move forward in your personal growth, working with a shadow work coach or therapist can help you identify and work through the blocks that are holding you back.
  • You struggle with self-esteem or self-worth issues. If you struggle with feelings of unworthiness, self-doubt, or shame, shadow work can help you uncover the underlying beliefs and emotions that are fueling these feelings and learn how to reframe them in a more positive way.
  • You have a pattern of self-destructive behaviors or relationships. If you find yourself engaging in self-sabotaging behaviors or attracting unhealthy relationships, shadow work can help you identify the root causes of these patterns and learn how to break free from them.
  • You want to deepen your spiritual practice. Shadow work is often a key component of spiritual growth and can help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your connection to the divine.

Overall, working with a shadow work coach or therapist can help you cultivate greater self-awareness, acceptance, and compassion for yourself and others. It can be a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation.

Shadow work involves exploring the hidden, suppressed, or repressed parts of ourselves that we might not be fully aware of. This can include examining negative emotions, past traumas, limiting beliefs, and unhealthy behaviors. Some benefits of shadow work compared to other kinds of therapy include:

  • Deeper self-awareness: shadow work can help you become more aware of your own patterns of behavior and thought. By identifying the unconscious aspects of yourself that may be driving your actions, you can develop a greater understanding of yourself and your motivations.
  • Healing of past traumas: this kind of work can help you confront and process past traumas you may have been avoiding or repressing. By bringing these experiences to the surface and working through them, you can begin to heal and move forward.
  • Increased emotional intelligence: exploring your shadow can also help you develop greater emotional intelligence as you learn to identify and regulate your own emotions. By becoming more self-aware, you can also become more empathic and understanding of others.
  • Greater authenticity: you may find it easier to embrace all aspects of yourself, including the parts that you may have been hiding or suppressing, when you delve into your shadow. And by accepting and integrating your shadow self, you can live more authentically and express yourself more fully.
  • Greater personal growth: you can develop a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you, leading to greater personal growth and transformation. By confronting your fears, insecurities, and limitations, you may break through emotinal and psychological barriers and achieve greater levels of self-actualization.

While shadow work may not be the best fit for everyone, it can be a powerful tool for those seeking deeper self-awareness, healing, and personal growth.