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Reviews of Imi Lo and Eggshell Therapy and Coaching: Mental health expertise, books, teaching, and professional work.

Testimonials on Therapy and Coaching with Imi Lo

Victoria, Wolverhampton, UK, 2023

“It’s now almost 2 months since we last spoke so I thought I ought to give you some feedback review.
Well, it seems the breakthrough was permanent! All those years of carrying a block of lead in my chest are over – it seems to be well and truly gone!
I am aware of a gradual, gentle  change in my thinking which needs time to go at its own pace. But above all is the amazing realisation that there is an understandable explanation for all that had built up in me and that I am not some sort of monster or freak. You cannot imagine what a liberation that is! So much so that I am content, for the moment, just to rest in this knowledge, never mind how it plays itself out in my behaviour and reactions (ie. I may cry again or I may not but that is a much lesser worry now that I’m at peace with myself, though I started off thinking it was the most important thing).
If you were to ask me what the single most significant thing you said to me was, I would reply that it was definitely that I needed to admit that my parents had done me an awful lot of damage but recognise that that didn’t make them bad people. That allowed me to make the admission without feeling guilty and disloyal and that was the key to a huge part of it.
So I can’t say thank you enough! It was an amazing experience and I never expected nearly 40 years of suffering and counselling to resolve itself in such a short time…..and it was you who achieved that!”

S.W. London, UK, 2022

“From the moment I came across your website, you, your words and your work have resonated with me in ways no other ‘therapy’ or psychological support ever has and continue to provide a constant reminder on how and why to parent my own inner child and to love, respect and accept myself. You once told me that my mere existence gives me value and worth in this world and that is now my mantra.
Your words and wisdom continue to support me to create the life I want for myself and my own children.”

Aiysha, London, UK., 2016

“Meeting Imi and having her support has been life-changing for me. There were some things that I thought would always stay with me, but it’s different now. Imi doesn’t try to fix you, she listens to what you really mean. She was herself all the way and not a persona and you can feel that she really believes in you finding the answers yourself. She engaged with me in a very real way and that was what I needed. ”

Kevin. C., UK, 2016

“In 2015 I had finished my NHS course of DBT and then was summarily dumped by the health service. I felt like a mourner attending my own wake – because even though I’d survived, the sum of my life had been a kind of living death and now I was left in the ruins observing what was lost. I felt there was still work I needed to do to achieve my goals, and realise my dreams. Sadly the NHS doesn’t cater for such niche demands, and so I started seeing Imi at Eggshell… I’m so thankful I chose Imi, not only does she bring a professional and knowledgeable approach to her work, she is also a warm and empathetic person. Progress followed quickly. Perhaps for me, it only required, that firm conviction from another human being that this would all be worth it. Imi helped me with some of the most gruelling aspects of BPD.”

Anonymous, London UK, 2016

“You have shown me so many things, I feel much better at coping. I feel stronger and believe more in myself. Before, I always assumed I was wrong. Slowly my story starts to make sense.”

P , UK, 2016

“You have really helped in a time when nobody seemed to love me. I had to love myself first, and you showed me how. Thank you very much. I feel now I am not on the floor anymore, I am standing, and need to start walking.

Reviews of Imi’s Teaching Sessions and Lectures

Robert Dellner, London UK, 2012

“It was a pleasure and privilege to work with Imi during the past years. Her tact and compassion combined with her strong sense of self under varied situations gave me and others invaluable teachings.”

Lesley C., London, 2014

“Imi has an incredible wealth of knowledge and talent in her subject areas & she shared it with us in a totally accessible way that felt inclusive & respectful at all times.Her humility compassion & warmth blended with her expertise & professionalism throughout. It was a thoroughly enjoyable & informative learning experience…’”

Ed L., London UK, 2015

“Insightful, brilliantly delivered, flowing with compassion and understanding”

Other Reviews of Imi Lo’s Work

Leonora Obed of Ewing, New Jersey USA

“ Imi is a brave pioneer in the world of psychology, she has dared to specialize in a field that has been largely unexplored and perhaps underestimated: the field of highly sensitive and empathic persons. Her expertise also extends to the psychology of Asian culture: she dares to dig deep into the harmful stereotype of the Model Minority and how the pressure to be a “Crazy Rich Asian” harms young people, especially those who grow up in Westen cultures, are first generation immigrants, artistic unique, vocational/technical and not conforming to academic standards of being Asian, who might not fit well into a collective culture and are caught between cultures. Few psychologists have been able to pinpoint the unique dilemmas of Asians and she has been sensitive in her critical assessment, encouraging clients to embrace the ambivalence and paradox, to surrender to a higher power and not try to control everything. What I admire about Imi is her focus on understanding oneself: rather than nosediving into the prescription of antidepressants or correcting inherent flaws to make one less sensitive she encourages empathic and intense individuals to be aware of their unique temperament, to embrace this uniqueness and accept strengths and limitations, so that they are able to be alive in the world and share their gifts, rather than hiding and hoarding away their talents. This emphasis on healing through knowledge and embracing one’s individuality, rather than medicating or correcting, is what distinguishes Imi Lo as a profoundly radical and effective healer.”

Sheri, LPC

“I am an empath myself and I do struggle daily with wanting to be out in the world but sometimes it is just too much and I feel safer at home in my space. Before I embraced my gift I used to be more of an extrovert but I believe that is because I didn’t understand my gift and a disassociated a lot from my life and my issues that I believed kept me from fitting in. I use my gift with my clients and it is has been great being able to help more empaths understand who they are and what they have to offer. I too continue to work on being stronger vs feeling weaker because of my gift and your article helped. Thank you so very much. ”

Professional References for Imi Lo

Perez, Psychologist, Art Therapist, Mental Health Manager, Doctors without Borders

“I have the pleasure of working with Ms. Imi Lo as her direct line manager at Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). She held the position of Mental Health Supervisor and we worked closely together to provide mental health programs to vulnerable populations in the community. One of the things that sets Imi apart is her high level of cultural awareness. Imi has lived and worked in different countries, which means she has a strong understanding of the values and behaviours related to different cultures… I am confident that Imi will continue to develop as a leader in a global environment.”

Rebecca Champ, AHDH Coach and Accredited Psychotherapist

“Imi is an insightful consultant who gracefully balances her love of helping people with her belief in a client’s resourcefulness. Her skillfulness in listening and questioning creates a positive supportive relationship between herself and her clients, which assists clients in discovering a good relationship with themselves. I would highly recommend working with Imi and have found her to be professional, warm and welcoming. ‘”

Chen J.L., Director of Psychiatric Social Work Department, Taipei City Psychiatric Centre

“She is very competent of self-reflection, she likes looking into her inner world while at the same time applying insights she acquired into her work as a helping profession. She has the ability to get tuned into others’ feelings and is always able to understand things from another person’s perspective.”

Angela H. H., Team Manager, NHS

“Bringing together knowledge, skills and experience as a social worker, art therapist and clinical psychotherapist, the diversity of Imi’s background has provided her with a unique perspective that is holistic and sensitive to a multitude of issues. Her multifaceted perception is highly valuable clinically, especially in a multidisciplinary setting.”

Susan Fleming, Principle of Tennyson Special School

“She has proven to be a responsible and independent mental health practitioner who is able to successfully develop treatment plans and implement them. I have found Ms Lo to be sensitive to individual family needs and cultural diversity issues. ”

Book Reviews of Imi Lo’s Books

Reviews of the book Emotional Sensitivity and Intensity and The Gift of Intensity could be found on Amazon:

 Emotional Sensitivity and Intensity


Reviews of Imi Lo and Eggshell Therapy

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