About Us

MARIA GREEN         Born and raised in Cape Town, I emigrated to the UK in 1995.  Before the birth of my first child in 2006, I worked in the City as a Personal Assistant.  In 2012 I attended a Franz Ruppert lecture which led on to 5 years of IoPT International Practitioner Training with Vivian Broughton and Franz Ruppert.


I currently offer Group Workshops and Individual Sessions, both online. I am currently looking for premises to resume in-person work. 


I have twice presented a workshop at Franz Ruppert's bi-annual International Trauma Conference: My Healthy Self: Intimate and Vulnerable (Oct 2020) and A Mother's Journey, (Oct 2016) I am continually curious and exploring the issue of relational contact.  I feel the key to healthier, more productive relationships, is to "know thyself".  By exploring the identity-oriented questions: "Who Am I and What Do I Want?" we can support the healthy evolution of our psyche. I believe it's a lifelong journey to learn to gracefully navigate Life, and the inevitable challenges and triumphs that characterise intimate relationships, offer a rich opportunity for healing early trauma

I regularly meet with a supportive peer group to continue to explore and develop my healthy self.  I also regularly attend Practitioner Seminars and Training events with Franz Ruppert, to enhance 
my personal and professional life.   


I live in West Sussex with my husband and our two teenage children.  I support my daughter with her Small Farm Project I am interested in regenerative, nutritious food production that maintains healthy symbiosis with nature.     

I am covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Contact: 07557 410 381     mariasterianos@gmail.com     



I was born in London in 1976, and I now live in Sussex (SE England) with my partner Simon Lys and our two children.

I first came across IoPT in 2012, and have been working with and learning about the process of healing early trauma ever since.

From 2015 to 2018, I attended Vivian Broughton's IoPT Education Course in London, on which I was an apprentice (senior student) for two years.


I offer regular workshops using the Intention Method, as well as individual sessions, both online and in person. I was a practitioner at The Centre for Healthy Autonomy in London and now offer online introductory courses in IoPT as an independent facilitator.

In October 2018 I presented a workshop: 'Eating Disorders and Trauma' at the 4th International IoPT Conference "My Body, My Trauma, My I" in Munich, Germany. I also co-presented a workshop: 'Motherhood and Identity Development' at the same conference in 2016.

I have a particular interest in working with parents and carers, and in introducing the concept of early trauma - and its consequences - into the family home, to provide a safer, more loving environment for both parents and their children.

I am part of an international peer support group of IoPT practitioners, and I remain dedicated to working on my own early trauma, so that I can be a safer, more responsible person, parent & facilitator.


To book a workshop or an individual session with me, please visit my new website: -



                           Contact: 07932 074 201     lucyjameson76@gmail.com


"Lucy and Maria's approach to this work is both gentle and incredibly insightful.  The way they work demonstrates a deep respect for their clients and what we bring as our intention for our selves.  They are adept at creating and holding a safe space, which is so very important when working with trauma in a group setting.  The results are profound, and in my experience, positively life changing."   -- Kate


"Working with this process is both challenging and enlightening and can push you out of your comfort zone.  Maria and Lucy lead you through this process with great compassion born out of their own experiences as participants and working with Identity Therapy.  Things I like about this therapy are that you are never required to share or do anything you don't want to and rather than attempting to teach you behaviours or techniques to cope better with life, the goal is to address the underlying issues to have a better life."   -- Nicola 


"Maria and Lucy bring to this work deep professional and personal experience.
The clarity and integrity they demonstrate created a safe and sensitive environment for me to take another step towards myself."  -- Limor