Psychosynthesis and Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed therapy
Hi my name is Marie I have been supporting myself and others therapeutically for over 10 years now. The most important message I can gift to you is that symptoms of fear and sadness do not have to be a sign that we are not coping. Instead these feelings can be valuable messages that something deep inside wants our attention. Therapy can be a really supportive method in helping navigate your internal world and come into relationship with your true self.
I am a BACP registered Psychosynthesis and Internal Family Systems informed counsellor. I am based in East Sussex however work online only.
I hold a (BSc) Degree in Psychology, (PgCert) CBT inter, (PGDip) Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling and I am Internal Family Systems (IFS) informed. I am also a member of the BACP.
Psychosynthesis supports transformation encouraging our fullest realisation of ourselves to be met.
My most integral training to date has been my own therapy journey where I have processed a lot trauma and can safely say I am now stepping into self mastery. This is invaluable in supporting you stepping into yours.
The Way I work
I work within a person centred framework. Simply put this means that positive change is possible if a person feels seen, respected, understood and accepted in their relationships. But alas is not always possible in our complex family systems and social interactions.
All of us have feelings, thoughts and urges that we hide in the shadows. Often hidden through fear of rejection or shame. The problem is that the more we repress of our thoughts and feelings the more prone we are to experiences like depression and anxiety.
In counselling we’ll explore what goes on in you beneath the public facade with the aim of bringing awareness, acceptance and love to all parts of you. This process can be challenging as well as deeply healing
I have great respect for the inner wisdom of my clients and so will encourage you to lead the sessions with the issues that feel most important to you.
In the sessions we may:
Explore past relationships and experiences to see how they influence your present.
Find creative ways to help you feel and express your full range of emotions.
Sense into the body to feel and release painful sensations.
Explore challenging day to day issues.
I believe that to lead a happy and meaningful life, a connection to spirituality is important. Where appropriate I will support you to explore and connect with your own sense of Self using meditations and visualisation tools.
Therapy for the Soul
I offer a warm, confidential and supportive place for you to talk about the things that are most important to you. Together we will explore what is troubling you, to ease the pain and address the underlying causes.
While I work with a wide range of clients and issues my special interests are in:
Anxiety and depression
Self esteem and shame
Dark night of the soul
Counselling with me offers support and kinship as we explore personal challenges with compassion and curiosity. You don’t have to suffer alone.
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."