Soul Journeys

Integrative Psychotherapy, Creative Arts Therapy & Group Work

soul turned to me and said:
give up your how’s and why’s
and just gaze to infinity
the meaning of creation and the secret of love
have been concealed up until now
but they are stating to come out from behind the curtains...

Rumi - Ergin & Johnson (2007)

Individual Psychotherapy

In my experience, therapy process can help us understand some of the unhelpful patterns we find ourselves stuck in and supports us in having greater awareness about ourselves, building our resilience, and accessing our inner resources. It is a transformative space where we can learn to live and relate from our authentic, creative, free selves- which I am passionate about in every individual.

I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to express and process whatever brings you to therapy. Perhaps you are going through a transition or a relationship breakdown, feeling low and unmotivated not knowing why, feeling dissatisfied with your job or relationship, maybe you feel stuck or you want to work on some issues from the past. Whatever brings you to take this step, it can be very supportive to talk about how you feel to someone who is authentically present to you, begin to address the root of these issues and feel empowered to make the changes you wish to make in your life.

Drama & Movement Therapy

Drama and movement therapy is a form of creative art psychotherapy. Sometimes it may be difficult to find words to express our inner world or words somehow don’t feel enough to process or make sense of our experience. Drama and movement therapy uses story, enactment, movement, role-play, objects, art materials to give expression to whatever you’d like to explore in the session, the metaphors, symbols and images of your inner landscape.

I am trained in the Sesame Approach to drama and movement therapy. Sesame approach is one of the oldest and most established creative art therapy trainings in the UK and in the world, taught by the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Creativity Sessions

“River of Creativity” is a series of one-to-one sessions, designed to support the river of your creativity flow. These sessions are not therapy, although they are therapeutic, healing and transformative.

You may be:

  • wanting to connect or reconnect with your creativity
  • experiencing a ‘creative block’ or resistance
  • feeling disempowered by your inner critic
  • wanting to find inspiration and discover the depths of your authentic creativity
  • wanting to live from your creative centre, enjoy the creative process, feel playful

Group Work

As a group therapist and experienced workshop facilitator, I have a passion for group work. I am deeply interested in the synergetic field that’s created by the group, and have experienced numerous times the healing and transformation that can happen through the collective. In my experience, when individuals feel safe and supported in a group, they can begin to allow themselves to be who they are, feel held enough to take risks, to open to greater intimacy.

Some of what you might expect to gain from group work is:

  • being able to express your feelings through creative forms
  • feel safe and grounded in your body
  • develop intimacy with others
  • learn to take risks
  • develop insight into your relational patterns
  • find your voice
  • have greater awareness around your boundaries
  • integrate the ‘shadow’ parts of yourself, moving towards wholeness
  • reconnecting with and healing your inner child- playfulness, joy, freedom
  • connecting with the essence of who you are, hearing the voice deep within

Workshops

I facilitate regular one-off workshops in London and Istanbul. Each workshop focuses on a theme with which we engage with creatively. Taking part in a workshop is a good opportunity to have a taste of the way I work.

 

Some examples of my workshops themes are:

  • dialogues with the inner critic
  • transforming anger to creative power
  • dancing with inner feminine and masculine
  • soulful self care
  • longing for intimacy and what holds us back
  • embracing imperfection and gifts from the descent journeys
  • search for home

Reflections from souls I have journeyed with

  • “ It was an immensely rewarding journey...”

  • “Müge was inspirational. She somehow connected to my inner world, saw my worries and felt my wounds. She helped me to find a way to heal myself and get grounded...”

  • “....the question of 'where / what is home?'...I realised so much from such depth within me and my childhood in that day about what makes me feel safe and how important that is.”

  • "From one of the workshops i attended, I remember the 'unbearable lightness of' being a feather....still to this day...it's probably been 10 years...and I remember it often when I feel particularly stressed."

  • "..it was a fantastic workshop - Müge, thanks so much for taking us on such an emotional and profound journey! Really looking forward to the next one!"

  • “Müge has a wonderfully welcoming and positive presence; her smile puts you at ease and helps you open up to her and others, and to yourself..”

  • "Müge is heartfelt facilitator, who gracefully held the group, allowing a deepening and opening, with something wonderfully surprising emerging through the dance and enactment. Highly recommend."

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