A Shared Passion


We, at Family Constellations Journey, come from different backgrounds with different experiences and areas of expertise, but what brings us together is a shared vision and passion for this work:

  • We are extremely passionate about systemic family constellations work
  • we want to empower others by passing on what’s been a transformative journey for ourselves, our families and our working life
  • we are committed to a world that communicates from an open heart
  • we come from a place of integrated family systems and it is our heart’s desire to make this work more widely available
  • we believe in learning in a small group, so we have enough time for attention to the individual

Marilene Metzler

Marilene originally qualified as a homeopath in 1998. Alongside her private practice Marilene also worked as a lecturer, module leader and supervisor on the BSc(Hons) Homeopathy degree course at Thames Valley  University.

Marilene’s family first encountered family constellations in her childhood and she fell in love with the power of this work when she first attended a workshop in 2002. From then she attended regular workshops, but it was only in 2007 that she started formally training in it. Following 2 years of training, Marilene was the support practitioner for the CSC training for 3 years. Marilene has attended numerous workshops and training days with renowned practitioners in the UK and Switzerland. Filled with a deep yearning to pass this knowledge on, Marilene has worked towards the vision of this training program since the early 2018. For more details about Marilene see www.SOULUTIONSfocused.co.uk

Louise Nicholl

Louise has worked in the NHS for 34 years where she worked as an Occupational Therapist in Mental Health (with adults, young people and children), and in the last 16 years as a clinical manager. Alongside this, Louise trained as a Play Therapist, developing an independent practice as a practitioner and supervisor. In early 2019 Louise left the NHS to develop her own private practice in coaching and constellations and has since been involved in this project.

In addition to the Family Constellations training Louise was also the support practitioner for the CSC training for 2 years. Her first contact with Constellations was through the Organisational Training (COLPI) with the Nowhere Foundation and she went on to use this approach extensively in her role as a manager and leader in the NHS. She has attended additional training and workshops in both family and organisational constellations and is passionate about using this approach in her personal and professional life.

For more information about Louise see www.louisenicholl.com

Sandra Disteli 

Sandra was born in Basel, Switzerland where she lives with her husband and their three teenagers. 

After studying at the Universities of Basel and Bern, Sandra graduated in 1995 with an MA in psychology, business administration and sociology. She then worked as a clinical psychologist in the Psychiatric University Hospitals of both Bern and Basel. 

From 1998 to 2012 Sandra lived in London, where she trained as a facilitator in Systemic Family Constellations. Sandra has since had the chance of working with renowned constellators from all over the world. 

Since 2010 Sandra has been working in private practice as a psychologist. 

Back in Switzerland Sandra completed a three-year study period with Gila Ring in a integrated approach to work with trauma.  

For more information about Sandra’s work see www.sandradisteli.ch


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