Marina Chompalova

Trauma-informed counselling and family constellations

“The real purpose of therapy is to help people connect to the truth of themselves” – Dr. Gabor Maté

My name is Marina Chompalova and I’m a psychologist and family constellations facilitator. I have finished a year-long training for professionals in Compassionate Inquiry, a trauma-informed approach developed by Canadian psychotherapist Dr. Gabor Mate. I believe in the authenticity of the therapeutic relationship, in which the therapist meets the client from a clean space of safety and non-conditional acceptance, being connected to their own self. This space is healing in itself. I also believe in that each of us carries the potential for healing, transforming the painful experience from the past, and reconnecting to their true self.

We all long to be seen, heard, understood and loved. When this does not happen, we experience disconnection and shame. We start reconnecting to ourselves and the world when we are connected to our bodies, our breath, the present moment, and one another. Only when we feel safe can we open up to our vulnerability and emotions, and discover and express what is true for us. This expression is what heals us and this is what happens in therapy. Connection is the antidote to shame.

I also work with systemic (family) constellations for healing intergenerational trauma.



I offer individual counselling sessions in person and online. I use a trauma-informed somatic approach Compassionate Inquiry, developed by Dr. Gabor Mate. I believe that therapy through felt sensation is the only way to heal trauma and reconnect to our in-the-present-self, which is our capacity for change.

Family Constellations

Family constellations are energy work that helps us recognize and transform the painflul aspects of our lives, find reconcilliation and heal transgenerational trauma. Healing occurs at a very deep level – the level of the soul.

Childhood Deconditioning

Childhood deconditioning is a process structured in ten sessions that helps us express the repressed emotions and reconnect to our authentic self. It enables us to heal our childhood trauma and open space for the our unique essence.

Family constellations

Systemic (family) constellations are a therepeutical approach that looks at the individual in a bigger context – the context of the family in which they were born and whose unresolved issues often manifest as troubles or symptoms in our present life.

An example of how past generations can impact our current life is the so-called “blind love” – someone carrying the suffering of a parent or grandparent in the hope that this will relieve the parent’s suffering. Family constellations help us recognize and transform these aspects to find reconcilliation and heal multigenerational trauma.

The fundamental trauma that happened and the greatest calamity is not that there was no love or support. The greater calamity which was caused by the first calamity is that you have lost a connection to your essence. That is much more important than whether your mother or father loved you or not.