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* 'Femke's sessions helped us connect to our love, confidence and our sexuality.'


Femke van Gurp

Femke van Gurp created Essence Pillar. She has a background as a professional in the arts and worked as a paintings conservator.

She is trained by the best in the field of relationships, intimacy, trauma & mental health and sexuality. Her knowledge about ancient traditions, contemporary science combined with her years of experience in working with clients, led to her successful approach. Her strength lies in the fact that people feel secure with her and are able to open up in a blink of an eye. Her intuitive way of working enables her to go to layers where people are often unaware of. She knows what it feels like to be in a dark place in life. The way she touches people is unequaled and reaches deep.

A selection from certificates and training:

  • Polyvagal Theory

  • Sexological Bodywork and Somatic Sexology

  • Embodied Counseling

  • Trauma and sexual trauma

  • Shadow Work

  • Truth Based Relationship

  • Wheel of Consent

  • Orgasmic Lovers

  • Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

  • Somatic Coaching

  • Taoist and tantric sexuality practices

  • Dearmouring

  • Genital dearmouring

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Recapitulation

'My body feels light after releasing trauma and I feel I can breathe again without pain.'


Ethical conduct, associations and supervision

As part of my professional development I am joining professional courses and training on a frequent basis and to assure I keep working ethically, I am under continuous supervision.  

On top of that I am a professional member of the ACSB.

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