Mareile Stoppel

Transformational Therapies

As an ACC registered counsellor, Mareile is excited to bring body-centred
trauma therapy to Te Ara Sophia. Mareile works with individuals and families
to overcome trauma, including developmental and complex trauma. She
offers a warm, safe environment and a creative approach to support a diverse
range of people from all walks of life to explore their life, face their
challenges, and find new perspectives.
Mareile draws on over 20 years experience in agencies, schools, sexual abuse
support services and private practice using a variety of therapeutic
interventions including Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy (which can
release stress in the body and reduce emotional blockage, allowing the
person to become whole, stable and healthy again), EMDR, Narrative Therapy,
Solution-Focused Therapy, Creative Arts and Sand-tray Therapy. She also has
had the long standing privilege to work at the Rudolf Steiner School as a
teacher and guidance counsellor supporting young people in their
developmental process of transitioning to adulthood.
Somatic Experiencing® is a gentle yet potent psychobiological method for
resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress. A research-based
intervention, it assists the body in releasing pent up emotional charges that
became trapped in the nervous system during traumatic events as anxiety
and hyper-arousal states. In Somatic Experiencing we use inner resources,
awareness of the bodily “felt sense” and slowing down to find balance and

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