About

Because you are more than heart and mind.

Because you are more than body and soul.

You are all of that and more.

freesouls is a practice offering a holistic approach to healing.

It has become increasingly accepted that our emotions, our thoughts, our bodies and our spiritual side are not independent entities that can be treated separately; they rather interact constantly in complex ways. Like natural ecosystems, we are more than the sum of our parts.

Nature can teach us the important lessons of wholeness and interconnectedness - Image: A forest stream cascades over rocks (copyrighted)

At freesouls we will work together to bring into balance those parts of you that have been challenged by traumas, chronic stress or unhealthy behaviours. We will do this using a range of disciplines, including energy healing, counselling, and coaching, according to your actual needs – whether those needs are conscious or unconscious.

As an intuitive and empathetic counsellor and healer, I can help identify what is currently blocking you from moving forward in the direction that you want, and what is the most adequate way for me to help you remove that block.

How many times have you heard, or said yourself: “I don’t know what’s wrong with me; I keep making the same mistakes over and over”, or “I just feel disconnected from myself – I am numb and stuck in it”?

Sometimes we really don’t know what’s going on, and other times we know it but feel unable to do anything about it. Whether this happens with your relationships, in your professional life, with your family and friends, or within yourself… those are important signs that something in you has awoken to the need for personal growth.

At freesouls you will find a safe and compassionate environment in which to explore and discover what you truly want from life and what is getting in the way of you getting it. Working together, you will develop a truthful connection with your own intuitive knowledge of the issues that prevent you from experiencing the joy of life freely and fully. This will help you empower yourself to achieve greater awareness and acceptance of your own truth and instant realisation of the answers that you are looking for.

About Me
Carlos Ruiz Sebastian is a scientist, a healer and a counsellor, and founder of freesouls in Cape Town - Image: Carlos Ruiz Sebastian

My name is Carlos Ruiz Sebastian. After 25 years working as a computer scientist and then as a marine biologist, I decided that it was the right time to embrace my natural counselling vocation. While training as a counsellor, I realised the synergies between counselling and healing and went on to obtain qualifications in both counselling and energy healing.

As a scientist I am quick to acknowledge the value and limitations of scientific methods; I am equally respectful of psychic disciplines with a proven track record. I firmly believe that the amazing diversity and uniqueness of human beings is better served by a broad array of health care offerings instead of a one-size-fits-all approach. Every person is different and complex and healers, doctors and other health care professionals can all make a positive contribution during the healing process.

In my healing practice I work on a broad range of physical and mental conditions, in most cases as a complementary therapy to traditional medical practice. As a counsellor, I have particular interest in helping clients through times of transition, either as individuals or as couples. In my opinion, my strengths as counsellor and healer are in helping clients dealing with depression and past trauma, with relationships and family difficulties, and with issues related to masculinity and femininity.