Deepening healing and meaning with IFS therapy

Healing is reconnecting with ourselves

If you wish to

  • Overcome challenges and blockages such as old wounds, inner conflicts, grief, relationship issues, to create positive change in your life.
  • Move away from a sense of misalignment and lack of control on your life, toward a place of wholeness and personal sovereignty.
  • Find meaning during transitions by reconnecting with your deeper values and qualities and removing blocks to their manifestation in your life.
  • Work through personal or spiritual breakthroughs so they can be integrated into your everyday life in ways that bring meaning to you.
  • Navigate spiritual challenges such as spiritual crisis, or difficulties with your spiritual environments or communities.

Then this might be for you.

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I wish to highly recommend your work to all who wish to tend to their inner world ” – Rosenda. Artist, therapist


I wanted to understand the emotions that prevented me from moving forward in everyday situations. Nicolas’ benevolence quickly created a climate of trust. I appreciated that I had agency in the process.

The process undertaken with Nicolas’ guidance facilitated a benevolent inner dialogue, and the resolution of old traumatic memories.

Josée GrimaldiRetired social worker

What I liked the most is that I was not given a ready, generic answer to my issues or even an interpretation of my experience, but rather was encouraged to search for the meaning and answers within myself.  I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for answers, comfort and peace.


I wish to highly recommend your work to all who wish to tend to their inner world. I appreciate a lot your gentle kindness, your committed presence, your intuition and skill in accompanying me in often surprising and hidden places in me. The fruit of this work is transformation, a lightness and joy that sing in the background of one’s days. Thank you.

RosendaArtist and therapist

Although I know, and have always known that we hold all the answers within for ourselves, those answers are far easier to access than I had previously experienced. I really appreciate your ability to adapt to the situation as it presents itself and be able to support with compassion and empathy throughout the whole process.

DonnaMother of four children, manager

A deep inner transformation with Internal Family Systems therapy

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Internal Family Systems therapy, or IFS, is an evidence-based therapeutic system that helps us heal and change from within.

The journey in IFS consists in reconnecting with an authentic sense of presence. From that place of healing we can change our relationship with and transform aspects of our inner lives: our emotions, attitudes, blockages, patterns, or qualities and strengths. This leads to a softening of our inner life, and a deep healing through the liberation of the wounds we carry.

Through this work we reconnect with ourselves as more open, more integrated, so we can embody our deeper values and qualities. We become more authentically ourselves.

About me

I’m Nicolas Escoffier, an IFS practitioner (level 2) and healer with a passion for combining traditional and current approaches to healing.

I believe that our healing as adults is best supported by offering both safety and freedom to the parts of us that long for transformation and growth.

The guidance I offer is shaped by my deep background in neuroscience and traditional contemplative practice, and by a sustained engagement with the body and the natural world as sources of wisdom and transformation. It is built on a foundation of patience, openness, and integrity.

I am trained as a practitioner in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy (Official Level 2 training). An evidence-based healing modality,  IFS also opens new doors for deepening our inner journey through its many connections with traditional spirituality. I have deeply engaged this spiritual dimensions of IFS through trainings and workshops led by Richard Schwartz, Robert Falconer, and Ann Sinko, and through my own practice.

I have enriched my practice with training in relational and emotion-focused therapeutic modalities.

I trained in and practiced meditation in South-east Asia where I have lived for 12 years. I have studied under and keep close connections with my teacher who is rooted in South-east Asia contemplative traditions. He has encouraged me teach.

I have also undergone teacher training under the Unified Mindfulness system (Level 1), a secular meditation teaching system.

I hold a PhD in Psychology (neuroscience) from the National University of Singapore, a leading university in Asia.

I  am a member of the Association for Spiritual Integrity (ASI), and IFS Association France.

Portrait de Nicolas Escoffier dans la nature

Is this work a good fit for you ?

People who are drawn to this work are often looking to heal and engage with their inner life more deeply and are drawn to IFS.

This work can also help people who wish to integrate contemplative or spiritual experiences, whether challenging or transformative, or value the contemplative or spiritual dimensions of life.

This may also be a good fit for people have already done some healing work, maybe in the course of a psychotherapy, and wish to engage in deeper inner exploration and integration work.

A Profound Healing Journey

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Our spiritual and psychological dimensions are often viewed as separate in the western traditions.

In the traditional contemplative traditions I was trained in, they are thought to be connected in a complex and rich relationship.

Exploring, deepening and nurturing this relationship is a source of great healing.

It connects us with the deepest sense of ourselves, and can heal, transform, and re-enchant our daily life and the world we live in.

FAQ : Frequently asked questions

I am trained in IFS therapy (official level 2) with further training in trauma-focussed relational and emotional healing modalities, as well as in traditional and secular meditation. Please see “about me” further up the page or this page for further details.

The rate for individual sessions (1h 15 min) is 120 euros (~ 130 USD).

We meet on Zoom but we can also use other platforms or the phone if this suits you better.

My guidance style is collaborative and I help my clients develop confidence in their intuitions, and cultivate creativity and autonomy on both the psychological and spiritual plane. I believe these are the catalysts for genuine change. My style has also been described as attentive, precise and reassuring.

No, the work together is grounded in your own spiritual or religious path, and your experiences and values. In addition, you can also benefit if your path is secular or agnostic and have found experiences of calm and connectedness to be of significance to you.

No. The guidance is centered on yourself and your goals. You will benefit whether or not you have a commited contemplative or spiritual practice.

Do you have questions ? Do not hesitate to contact me.


Getting in touch

Schedule a free mini-session to explore whether I am the right person to help you along your path.

  • Grow self-love and acceptance

  • Illuminate and release old patterns and obstacles

  • Gain clarity on your deeper values and needs

  • Understand and transform your relationships

  • Open a path to greater creativity, wisdom and freedom

Which directions will your path take ?

Take the research-based personality test to discover which paths this work can open for you.