“You are more than your experience”
About Anne Marie
Is Counselling for you?
Pychosynthesis Counselling (PS) is for anybody who is not flourishing in their lives. In PS we meet and include our challenges, pain, crisis and failure as well as our inherent qualities like enthusiasm, joy and peace.
Central to PS is connecting with our core or real self and finding our Will. This combination gives us back the power to change, to feel connected and live authentically.
Make an appointment today for an initial session of one hour in a private, confidential and pleasant setting where the time and space is yours alone.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love
and affection” - Buddha
About Anne Marie
Psychospiritual modalities have long held my interest and I have trained in and practiced a variety of these. I have extensive meditation and mindfulness practice. I have studied Theology and Philosophy as well as many of the energy therapies like Reiki and Sound Therapy.
I began my formal training in Counselling at the Cork Institute of Technology and progressed to The Psychosynthesis Trust in London. I completed my BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) accredited course in 2014. As counsellors we are trained in gestalt, integrative psychotherapy, humanistic, CBT, mindfulness, body therapy, guided imagery and the creative process; all held by a transpersonal viewpoint.
Areas of special interest: stress, anxiety, emotional, mental and sexual abuse, relationship breakdown, grief and loss, compulsive and addictive disorders.
I run my counselling practice in Cork City Centre at 11 Marlboro Street.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure” - Marianne Williamson
Psychosynthesis (PS) is a liberating discipline – a map to help
navigate human experience – a tool box for life. It simply means we not only explore the shadow in ourselves but also the light. It includes the full range of human experience and working with the present moment.
Exploration of the unconscious
The first step in PS is the acquisition of self-knowledge and the ability to move within our inner world with ease and confidence. For this to happen, we must enter into a relationship with those feelings, thoughts and memories that society tends to alienate us from. We can then contact aspects of ourselves we’ve repressed because we found them too painful to experience or because they conflict with the conscious image we have of ourselves or with the dominant cultural norms.
Instead of being consistent and unchanging, in this work we find ourselves to be a mix of contrasting, changing elements, which in PS are termed sub-personalities.
“Our essential task is to bring clarity into this confusion”
Through acquiring self-knowledge we discover that there are many aspects, roles and attitudes we identify ourselves with, to the point of forgetting or repressing the rest of our personality. When we identify with one part of ourselves, we’re ruled by it. For example, we’ve all seen someone dominated by anxiety or depression, prejudice or ambition, and we’ve all felt ourselves at times to be prisoners of psychological patterns that appear to be beyond our control.
Such identification can be reversed only by disidentification: a process through which we detach ourselves from all the various aspects of our personality and allow ourselves to discover our true ‘I’ or centre. This gives us an experience of inner freedom and helps us to get to know who we really are.
“Change your thoughts and you change your world” - Norman Vincent Peale
Is Counselling for you?
If your answer is Yes to any of the following questions
Psychosynthesis Counselling is something that could help.
Have you recently gone through the breakdown of a
relationship or a bereavement?
Are you repeatedly falling into the same old traps or
patterns of behaviour?
Do you find it hard to see any meaning or purpose in life?
Do you find it hard to cope?
Do you suffer from anxiety, depression or addiction?
To make an appointment for an initial one hour session
please call me 087 7921522 or email me at:
“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” - Anais Nin