Compassionate Inquiry

Compassionate Inquiry is a somatic psycho-therapeutic approach pioneered by Dr Gabor Mate- a family Physician, addiction expert and modern-day philosopher. This approach gives you the tools to understand what underlies childhood pains and discomforts still present in our adult lives.  With Compassionate Inquiry we can safely explore those childhood pain triggers and core beliefs, opening up space for self-healing to unfold, and to experience of a fully integrated life where you are the protagonist in your story.

As children we need to have attachment and connection with our main care givers. Children need to be unconditionally loved and accepted, to be able to safely express all emotions and be given the opportunity for spontaneous play. Life in modern day society, sadly gets in the way of all our needs being met growing up and we have to adapt to our environment in order to survive. To fit in, be accepted and survive as children our wounds- trauma- become ingrained, our authentic selves become obscured and lost , and levels of illness and discomfort -emotional and physical- emerge. Compassionate Inquiry gently excavates the layers of the adaptive self and opens the path to re-connect with that authentic part we were born with and be the person we were meant to be.

My commitment to you will be to provide a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental and confidential space where together we can explore your emotional “raw” points and experience the growth, liberation and healing that unfolds, giving you the tools to re-connect with your true self and fully embody what it is to be a healthy adult navigating the complexities of the 21st Century existence.

Liz Midgley  [email protected]

“The purpose of the Compassionate Inquiry system is to drill down to the core stories people tell themselves – to get them to see what story they are telling themselves unconsciously; what those beliefs are, where they came from; and guide them to the possibility of letting go of those stories, or letting go of the hold those stories have on them …

That’s what the Compassionate Inquiry system is.”

~ Dr. Gabor Mate

Compassionate Inquiry can support you with:




Emotional and Physical pain




24 hours notice is required if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment

Sessions are currently carried out via zoom and last between 50-60 minutes

Please book an appointment via my Calendly link

“We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind which we create our world.” Gabor Mate

Nature walks with Compassionate Inquiry offered on request and depending on availability and weather conditions. For more information email [email protected]