Meriel Camara

Certified Practitioner since April 2022

0044 7817 214 252
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Hello, great to meet you! Are you one of the many people who struggle with painful, destructive, abusive or addictive relationships? Perhaps you often ask yourself 'why are relationships so hard?' 'Why do I keep falling for emotionally unavailable people?' 'Why can't I say no, even though I'm exhausted and burnt out?' ‘Why does he/she do that?’ ‘Was it all my fault?’


If so, you're in the right place. These relationships can leave you feeling deeply confused and out of control of your life, questioning your own reality and bewildered about why it hurts so much.


I help survivors of relational trauma, like you, achieve peace within themselves and peace throughout their lives. I support you to let go of old pain, fall in love with yourself and form safe and soulful relationships with others.


"Trauma is hell on earth, but trauma transformed is a gift from the Gods" Peter Levine


I specialise in working with adult survivors of narcissistic or emotionally immature parents or partners. I have deep knowledge and experience around domestic violence, coercive control, gaslighting, complex PTSD, love addiction, codependence and healthy boundaries. Other areas in which I practice include traumatic grief, workaholism, ancestral and past life traumas, and the traumatic underpinnings of complex chronic health conditions.


I currently have limited spaces for one-to-one sessions but if you want to be the first to know about my upcoming group programmes, drop me a line and I’ll get you on the wait list.


Here's what one of my clients had to say after just one session: 


"Meriel's personal care was tangible. Her attitude and joy went a long way so that I could relax and really open up to the get the most out of the process. What we worked on had been a life long challenge and burden. To be free from it with a completely new and empowering perspective was like gearing up to clean up a nasty mess only to discover a chest full of treasure just beneath the clutter. I can now move forward professionally without the fear that has plagued me my whole life." E. Williams 


If you want a taste of the peace that is your birthright, get in contact, and be prepared for work that is not your standard talking therapy.


How I work


My work is slow, because the fastest way is slow, inward, because the only way forward is inward, and gentle, because the most powerful way is gentle.


I've sought out and mastered the most effective, cutting edge techniques for treating your trauma after spending over 25 years studying, training and working in the fields of domestic and narcissistic abuse, Human Rights, conflict, mental health and addiction.


I offer integrative somatic therapy that is intuitive, respectful and profoundly powerful. My unique method blends tools from Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, Inner Relationship Focusing and twelve step recovery with the following qualifications:


  • Internal Family Systems-Informed Practitioner, having completed IFS Online Circle: Foundations of the IFS Model (IFSI)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional - Complex Trauma Certification Training Level I and II (PESI)
  • Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner
  • Certified Trauma-Informed HeartMath® Practitioner
  • Certified Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Practitioner (PESI)
  • Certificate in Trauma Informed Stabilisation Treatment Level I
  • Certified Narcissistic Abuse Treatment Clinician (PESI)
  • Social Worker registered with Social Work England (reg no SW120415). MA in Social Work from Bournemouth University.
  • Independent Domestic Violence Adviser, certified by Coordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (now SafeLives)


Amongst all the tools in my toolkit, I have found that Havening has the greatest and swiftest impact in healing and transforming deep rooted traumas.


My session fee is £50 per hour. I respect your process so sometimes a 60 minute session may stretch up to 90 minutes long, if necessary to complete the work. The fee remains the same. Payment is by bank transfer or PayPal. Cash is also possible if we are working face to face.


I am a member of the Hakomi Education Network, a Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner and a Social Worker registered with Social Work England, our statutory regulatory body. I abide by the ethical guidelines of all three organisations.

Areas of specialization

Sex addiction, Anxiety, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Obsessions and compulsions, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Relationship issues, Insomnia, Stress, Self-Belief, Self-Development, Belief Creation, Confidence, Empowerment


Southbourne, Bournemouth