I have recently been honoured and deeply humbled to work with two amazing women who from a place of desiring to claim their body and sexuality back, contacted me for Sexual Trauma Therapy.
They have most kindly provided an account of their journey so far to offer a glimmer of light and an invitation to other women, that there is a way back to owning your sexuality and forming a relationship of body love after abuse.
‘I first began looking into tantric/yoni massage as a way of healing sexual trauma about a year ago. I had experienced sexual trauma as a child and then throughout my teen years fell into self destructive behaviour when it came to men. I entered emotionally abusive relationships and completely disconnected with my body.
Sex was painful, not pleasurable, and I was often triggered by touch. Sex was a chore for me that I felt I had to do.
I was naturally anxious and afraid to contact and reach out to Michelle but from the very beginning she understood that fear. She spoke to me on the phone and gave me all the power to decide if I trusted her. My fears were reassured and as soon as I met Michelle I felt at ease.
To experience entire touch of the body without it being sexual and to have it only be about me, me coming home to my body, and me reconnecting to my body in a way that was completely on my own terms. Even after the very first session I felt more confident and more relaxed.
When I got home I sat with my body and actually felt some flicker of connection to my yoni. I could hear her, for the first time ever. I felt her pain and was finally able to begin to release it.
I had been focusing so much on therapy of the mind that I had neglected to remember the therapy that my body needed.
Michelle supported me and gave me advice, any question I had I knew it would be met without judgement and with answers full of wisdom. I have a long way to go until I am completely healed but meeting with Michelle and having my healing sessions with her have been the first real steps towards a place where I finally feel completely safe and connected.
I cannot thank Michelle enough for her support, she is not only a healer but a safe guide that is always there to hear your pain/success/happiness, whatever you want to share.
It has been life changing!’
Greta | Wiltshire
“I’ve had problems for a very long time, my body had completely shutdown. I had developed vaginasium following a very unhappy incident in my past at the hands of my first partner. I felt completely disconnected from my body, I felt great shame and incomplete as a woman. These feelings have heightened my anxiety and depression.
I have a great counsellor (who I have been seeing since 2014) who is helping me process my past.
I needed help to reconnect to my body. To find and embrace the sexual being I could be, who I have never even contemplated I could be.
I feel that with my counsellor I am doing amazing healing of my mind and Michelle is doing amazing healing of my body and bringing my mind and body together again, as well as opening the door in my emotions that I had kept locked away – which I could then discuss with my counsellor. It’s working out incredibly well.
Michelle through her amazing skills and endless understanding has helped me begin my journey to reconnect with my body, femininity and power. I never expected to make such amazing progress in such a short while (a mere six Weeks).
The appointments with Michelle are so relaxing. She is fantastic to talk to and is always ready with advice to help.
I always feel very relaxed and positive after my appointments which helps my mental health,
You also have home studies which help continue your healing process in the comfort of your own home.
I would absolutely recommend Michelle to anyone who has issues with intimacy.
I feel that with the continued support of Michelle and my counsellor I have fully rounded support.
I do feel strongly that both girls and boys as part of their sex education should be taught about the pleasures of sex and relationships as well as the pure mechanics. I wish I had know then what I am beginning to know now.”
Heather | East Sussex