Testimonials
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Our clients' experience - in their own words
Exactly what I needed
"[Leadership coaching] was exactly what I needed at the time. At first, I thought it might be just a generic boring thing that you go through and at the end there is no tangible output, but it wasn't.

It was time well-spent. I actually got to discuss my "modus operandi" with Margarita and she worked through the details with me. She was very sharp in picking up on things that I didn't realise were pulling me back. She helped scrutinise my thought process, key decision points, and showed me what I should work on.

Now I know better where I am leading my career towards (leading being the keyword here), and have the 'tools' to prevent unnecessary stress."

Dr Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos, Senior Lecturer in Power Electronics
Miracle worker
"You, dear woman, are a miracle worker. I feel light today (maybe that's what it feels like when you start to liberate yourself from something)… πŸ˜ƒ. My mind is whirring with reflections, connections, etc., but I am feeling calm and have a smile on my face. Pretty cool, eh?

You opened up the space to be, one in which I can reflect on things and move forward without feeling like I'm drowning. A definite sense of being open to possibilities, but only if they correspond to what I'm looking for."

Judith Good, Professor of Interaction Design and Inclusion
The sea-change in our relationship is so profound
Couple coaching
"I came to Margarita as a skeptic. As is the case for most of us, for much of my life I've been embroiled in behavioral issues that seemed both repetitive and deeply entrenched, a loop unchanged, and more importantly, unchangeable...

Jared Hendrickson - Father, Artist, Teacher, Rock Star

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The effect has been astonishing
Couple coaching
""It VERY quickly became clear that you have a unique gift for tapping into a part of both of us as individuals that neither of us had known or even cared to know. Then you introduced those parts of us to each other. Sounds simple (and a little bizarre, I know) but the effect has been astonishing.

I honestly can't imagine a better investment in our family's future. Our 14-year old son said the other day, "Aw, you guys are so cute!" and I realised that it's been a long time since he'd seen us that way."

Margaret P - Wife and Mother

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An anchor and a pair of wings
Career coaching
"Margarita's compassionate listening somehow gave me an anchor and a pair of wings in a most inspiring two-for-one bargain."

Paulina Tsurcan - Art Historian

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Positively life-changing
Leadership / Executive Coaching
"The guidance I've received from Margarita has been positively life-changing. After each session I enjoy with her, I end up with another glorious nugget of self-realisation that has a profound impact on my mental wellbeing and my day-to-day life.

Ahead of my first taste of psycho-synthesis with Margarita, I was experiencing a constant tightness in the head and chest, stress and burn-out. All of that has almost completely disappeared..

Adam Bates, Founder and Director of Ambigo CIC

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Tender, encouraging and professional
"So far I've had one session with Margarita, and to say that I found it hugely beneficial would be an understatement.

Her approach is tender, encouraging and professional.

I found the session thoroughly enjoyable and particularly enlightening.

If you, like me, are looking to truly discover and develop yourself, I'd strongly recommend engaging with Margarita. I can't wait for my next session!"

Vanessa De Oliveira, IMS Manager, Sussex Estates and Facilities
Using the right 'muscles' now
"Our conversations last week really made an impression on me. I am now being mindful about using the right 'muscles'. :)"

Fran Barnard, University of Sussex

Empowering
"Margarita enabled me to explore aspects of my self, which I may have ignored for some time or was not aware of. As a result of her guidance, I was able to give voice to them and identify their significance in my life to date and also identify where they were coming from - where the root of their influence lay in my deeper, hidden, less apparent self. This guidance through one's layers of consciousness is a revealing exercise as one makes sense of and unravels and is able to name the influences. This self-discovery leading to greater self-awareness is an empowering process, which enhanced my self worth.

Margarita was also excellent in her interaction with my twelve-year-old son who also participated in the sessions. She used a variety of techniques to draw him out and develop an understanding of his own self-worth and to explore and give voice to his own aspirations. He benefited from these sessions and always looked forward to participating in them."

Andrew Jackson, Lay Anglican Chaplain


You're a teacher in the best sense of the term
"You're a teacher, in the best sense of the term. :) And yes, I wish I had known you sooner, but it's okay, at least I do know you now and I'm very grateful for having met such a positive person, and for your presence in my life.

I have been feeling much better after the conversations we had when you were here: I am using your lovely notebook to write a sort of "new narrative" for myself, a much more positive one, and it helps me stay grounded in the present for longer and in a more serene way. I got some inspiration back to write as well! So again, thank you for everything."

Carlotta Papale, writer
Kind, caring person
"A kind, caring person, who glows from the inside, Margarita will help you become the best version of yourself through simple exercises. She will be an extremely helpful guide, always wishing the best for people and helping them realise their dream life and potential."

Alexander Fox, dancer
Our clients' experience - in their own words
Exactly what I needed
"[Leadership coaching] was exactly what I needed at the time. At first, I thought it might be just a generic boring thing that you go through and at the end there is no tangible output, but it wasn't.

It was time well-spent. I actually got to discuss my "modus operandi" with Margarita and she worked through the details with me. She was very sharp in picking up on things that I didn't realise were pulling me back. She helped scrutinise my thought process, key decision points, and showed me what I should work on.

Now I know better where I am leading my career towards (leading being the keyword here), and have the 'tools' to prevent unnecessary stress."

Dr Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos, Senior Lecturer in Power Electronics
Miracle worker
"You, dear woman, are a miracle worker. I feel light today (maybe that's what it feels like when you start to liberate yourself from something)… πŸ˜ƒ. My mind is whirring with reflections, connections, etc., but I am feeling calm and have a smile on my face. Pretty cool, eh?

You opened up the space to be, one in which I can reflect on things and move forward without feeling like I'm drowning. A definite sense of being open to possibilities, but only if they correspond to what I'm looking for."

Judith Good, Professor of Interaction Design and Inclusion
The sea-change in our relationship is so profound
Couple coaching
"I came to Margarita as a skeptic. As is the case for most of us, for much of my life I've been embroiled in behavioral issues that seemed both repetitive and deeply entrenched, a loop unchanged, and more importantly, unchangeable...

Jared Hendrickson - Father, Artist, Teacher, Rock Star

Read the full testimonial ↓
The effect has been astonishing
Couple coaching
"It VERY quickly became clear that you have a unique gift for tapping into a part of both of us as individuals that neither of us had known or even cared to know. Then you introduced those parts of us to each other. Sounds simple (and a little bizarre, I know) but the effect has been astonishing.

I honestly can't imagine a better investment in our family's future. Our 14-year old son said the other day, "Aw, you guys are so cute!" and I realised that it's been a long time since he'd seen us that way."

Margaret P - Wife and Mother

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An anchor and a pair of wings
Career coaching
"Margarita's compassionate listening somehow gave me an anchor and a pair of wings in a most inspiring two-for-one bargain."

Paulina Tsurcan - Art Historian

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Positively life-changing
Leadership / Executive Coaching
"The guidance I've received from Margarita has been positively life-changing. After each session I enjoy with her, I end up with another glorious nugget of self-realisation that has a profound impact on my mental wellbeing and my day-to-day life.

Ahead of my first taste of psycho-synthesis with Margarita, I was experiencing a constant tightness in the head and chest, stress and burn-out. All of that has almost completely disappeared..

Adam Bates, Founder and Director of Ambigo CIC

Read the full testimonial ↓
Tender, encouraging and professional
"So far I've had one session with Margarita, and to say that I found it hugely beneficial would be an understatement.

Her approach is tender, encouraging and professional.

I found the session thoroughly enjoyable and particularly enlightening.

If you, like me, are looking to truly discover and develop yourself, I'd strongly recommend engaging with Margarita. I can't wait for my next session!"

Vanessa De Oliveira, IMS Manager, Sussex Estates and Facilities
Using the right 'muscles' now
"Our conversations last week really made an impression on me. I am now being mindful about using the right 'muscles'. :)"

Fran Barnard, University of Sussex

Empowering
"Margarita enabled me to explore aspects of my self, which I may have ignored for some time or was not aware of. As a result of her guidance, I was able to give voice to them and identify their significance in my life to date and also identify where they were coming from - where the root of their influence lay in my deeper, hidden, less apparent self. This guidance through one's layers of consciousness is a revealing exercise as one makes sense of and unravels and is able to name the influences. This self-discovery leading to greater self-awareness is an empowering process, which enhanced my self worth.

Margarita was also excellent in her interaction with my twelve-year-old son who also participated in the sessions. She used a variety of techniques to draw him out and develop an understanding of his own self-worth and to explore and give voice to his own aspirations. He benefited from these sessions and always looked forward to participating in them."

Andrew Jackson, Lay Anglican Chaplain


You're a teacher in the best sense of the term
"You're a teacher, in the best sense of the term. :) And yes, I wish I had known you sooner, but it's okay, at least I do know you now and I'm very grateful for having met such a positive person, and for your presence in my life.

I have been feeling much better after the conversations we had when you were here: I am using your lovely notebook to write a sort of "new narrative" for myself, a much more positive one, and it helps me stay grounded in the present for longer and in a more serene way. I got some inspiration back to write as well! So again, thank you for everything."

Carlotta Papale, writer
Kind, caring person
"A kind, caring person, who glows from the inside, Margarita will help you become the best version of yourself through simple exercises. She will be an extremely helpful guide, always wishing the best for people and helping them realise their dream life and potential."

Alexander Fox, dancer
Full-length testimonials
Couples coaching
The sea-change in our relationship is so profound

"The work we've done with you is incredibly valuable. [Even while other things are proving challenging], all of the work that M and I have done with you seems to remain as strong and effective with us as ever.

Not sure how I can thank you enough."

Jared Hendrickson
Father, Artist, Teacher, Rock Star
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"I came to Margarita as a skeptic. As is the case for most of us, for much of my life I've been embroiled in behavioral issues that seemed both repetitive and deeply entrenched, a loop unchanged, and more importantly, unchangeable.

I'd been through Freudian, Jungian and other approaches to therapy on and off for years, and though I became adept at telling "my story", I never actually gained any real insight into why I did the things I did or how to change them, never found solace with any of the talk therapy approaches I'd tried. As one therapist said at one point, I was being behaved by my emotions, and though I knew I wanted to find new coping mechanisms, I was at a loss as to know how I could move forward.

Without encumbering my recommendation with details of how I came under Margarita's wing, suffice it to say that because of issues that my wife and I have been dealing with in our marriage, I contacted Margarita in search of help. I wasn't convinced that there was an answer in therapy that I hadn't heard already, but I went.

From the start, Margarita's approach was clearly different. Though the exact alchemy of how she does what she does is hard to explain, the results have been astounding. Her approach is profoundly compassionate, sometimes engaging in role play, sometimes asking me to cast back to deeper memories than I knew existed. She looks at each issue both directly and indirectly, illuminating a path with both insightful ease and grace. She's clearly extremely experienced yet she carries that knowledge lightly, with a sense of wonder and pleasure. She clearly enjoys the process of discovery as much as my wife and I do and each session is challenging yet exciting, filled with utterly unexpected treasures knotted up inside the tangled nests of our lives.

Perhaps most crucially though, throughout every session and at every turn, I felt seen, understood and respected. Margarita challenged me to push further, but I was held in a safe place where it was possible to explore some of the thorniest issues of my past. Without that sense of unequivocal safety, there's no chance that one would ever want to journey very far.

My wife and I walk out of Margarita's sessions happier, more patient and somehow more balanced, able to work through our issues together more effectively, but most importantly, compassionately. We see each other anew, and after twenty years that's a challenge!

I described Margarita's approach to therapy as alchemical. There are official names for each approach and technique she uses, but the magic of it all is that you never see that because you're too involved in the journey, a journey that's empowering and transformational and incredibly effective.

There's much work to do, but I don't feel like I'm being "behaved by my emotions" any more which is amazing! I can actually see the path for the first time in my life, and that only came from working with Margarita who has helped make transformational change in my (our) life. I can not recommend her highly enough."
Couples coaching
The effect has been astonishing

"It VERY quickly became clear that you have a unique gift for tapping into a part of both of us as individuals that neither of us had known or even cared to know. Then you introduced those parts of us to each other. Sounds simple (and a little bizarre, I know) but the effect has been astonishing.

I honestly can't imagine a better investment in our family's future. Our 14-year old son said the other day, "Aw, you guys are so cute!" and I realised that it's been a long time since he'd seen us that way."

Margaret P - Wife and Mother
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"At first my husband and I came to you because we were in crisis. There were danger signs I'd ignored or minimised over several months, but I had a feeling that this wasn't going to end well. When it inevitably blew up, we did what we'd done at other times of crisis in our 20-year marriage: we asked for help. In the past, the choice was stark: call a counsellor or call a lawyer. This time wasn't that kind of acute but it was one of a long string of mini-crises that were, frankly, wearing me down.

Coming to you was a leap into the unknown, because I wasn't at all familiar with your style or method of coaching. But it VERY quickly became clear that you have a unique gift for tapping into a part of both of us as individuals that neither of us had known or even cared to know. Then you introduced those parts of us to each other. Sounds simple (and a little bizarre, I know) but the effect has been astonishing.

The most prominent symptom of our marital difficulties has always been a tendency to snap at each other, to assume the worst motive in the other during any kind of conflict, large or small (especially small!). But now, having met (and cared for) the vulnerable versions of each other, we both find ourselves stopping before snapping, asking ourselves if it's really likely that the other is being THAT much of an asshole for no reason. Again, it sounds simple, but the effect – day-on-day – is a lightening of the whole household. And with each swept-aside assumption reinforcing the narrative that we've been seeing – projecting – the worst in each other for no damned reason whatsoever, it gets easier to see it clearly the next time.

It's been some months now since we had our last top-up session and, frankly, there's still work to be done. As with any important change which takes practice, once you start skipping a few opportunities to exercise your new skills, the old habits start creeping back in… But I never thought we could be on the other side of the issue: I had honestly thought we'd go on in casual misery for the rest of our lives, loving each other but not liking, trusting or respecting each other very much. Because of our sessions with you, I know now that the second half of that sentence is just a matter of practice and constructive work. Even knowing that lightens the load.

I think we had six sessions with you (astonishingly!) and we'll need a few more in the future, but I honestly can't imagine a better investment in our family's future. Our 14-year old son said the other day, "Aw, you guys are so cute!" and I realised that it's been a long time since he'd seen us that way."
Career coaching
An anchor and a pair of wings

"Margarita's compassionate listening somehow gave me an anchor and a pair of wings in a most inspiring two-for-one bargain."

Paulina T.
Art Historian
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"Margarita has a fantastically reassuring presence – calm and soothing in a way that gives you a sense of peaceful discovery, and real and composed enough to inspire real change. Her guidance feels delicate and not at all intrusive – you learn that the best way to climb a mountain is to take a walk (be brave, keep going, and plan as you go along).

She is able to connect on a truly genuine level - her approach is that of personal relation, engagement and understanding.

A career coaching conversation leads to an endeavour in discovering your own depths – whilst still keeping it closely concerned with real prospects. Margarita's guidance leads your thinking into a more resourceful and confident place. You begin to feel like a treasure chest, able to pick which one of your jewels to frame next.

It is easy to get overwhelmed when diving deep, especially if the depths are within. Having a guide able to lovingly give order to your disorganised flow of personal discoveries encourages you to go deeper. I have a structuring problem – it is easy for me to respond to an impulse (a catalyst phrase, question, or take a thinking turn), to fish out a profound confession or an exciting idea; it is much more difficult though to give it shape and dimension, to link it with its sister-ideas, and to take it further to give it flesh. Margarita's compassionate listening somehow gives me an anchor and a pair of wings in a most inspiring two-for-one bargain."
Leadership / Executive coaching
Positively life-changing

"The guidance I've received from Margarita has been positively life-changing. After each session I enjoy with her, I end up with another glorious nugget of self-realisation that has a profound impact on my mental wellbeing and my day-to-day life.

I haven't felt this much at ease, self-confident and grounded in years."

Adam Bates
Founder and Director of Ambigo CIC
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"The guidance I've received from Margarita has been positively life-changing. After each session I enjoy with her, I end up with another glorious nugget of self-realisation that has a profound impact on my mental wellbeing and my day-to-day life.

Ahead of my first taste of psycho-synthesis with Margarita, I was experiencing a constant tightness in the head and chest, stress and burn-out. All of that has almost completely disappeared. I'm very confident it isn't just fleeting relief. That's because the depth of introspection she has navigated me through has astonishingly revealed some fundamental truths about my identity, behaviours, beliefs and desires. But, Margarita's magic doesn't end with that enlightening analysis.

She's enabled me to devise better ways of being. For example, we were able to pinpoint that I had a propensity to treat others with a degree of compassion I wasn't affording myself. Instead, I was continually punishing myself, which caused stress. Using role play, she helped me find a way for compassion to guide my Will (my principle desire/purpose) so I would treat myself in a more kind and rational manner rather than beating myself up when I did something 'wrong'.

My sessions with Margarita haven't been your typical talking therapies. Far from it. What also makes them unique and particularly effective is that she brings her own personality and life experiences to the fore to help me understand myself. This ranges from delving into etymology of language to dancing around the room performing basic tango. It's joyous!

I haven't felt this much at ease, self-confident and grounded in years.
Rather than cowering at the thought of taking on the future and its plethora of potential problems, I'm excited by the challenge of pursuing my Will and creating the future that is most *me*.

Needless to say, I urge anybody and everybody to take the step to psycho-synthesise with Margarita, no matter who you are and where you're at in your life. If you're confused, stuck, fearful about anything or just want to learn more about yourself, get in touch with her! It could significantly change your life, like it has mine."
Margarita Steinberg
Teacher-Trainer-Mentor-Coach
Margarita is a qualified Psychosynthesis Leadership Coach, and brings to her work a kaleidoscope of skills and experience: in teaching & training, creativity, counselling, psychology, language, career guidance and Life Design, and holistic health and spiritual practice.

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Margarita Steinberg
Teacher-Trainer-Mentor-Coach
Margarita is a qualified Psychosynthesis Leadership Coach, and brings to her work a kaleidoscope of skills and experience: in teaching & training, creativity, counselling, psychology, language, career guidance and Life Design, and holistic health and spiritual practice.

Meet Margarita β†’
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