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Counselling

Counselling is Offered at the Centre by:

Hilary Stock

MBACP, Therapeutic Counsellor

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  • What is Psychosynthesis?

Psychosynthesis has its roots in psychoanalysis. Before founding psychosynthesis, Dr Roberto Assagioli (1888-1974) was a member of the Freud Society in Zurich in 1910 and together with various other pioneers of the psychoanalytic movement was among the first to bring psychoanalysis to Italy. A contemporary and student of Freud, Assagioli was more aligned with Jung's approach to psychology. Psychosynthesis is part of a wider movement of psychospiritual development, exploration and enquiry. It's sometimes called a transpersonal approach because it integrates the spiritual aspect of human experience. Working in a psychospiritual way means meeting and including our challenges, pain and shadow, as well as our light and joy. It means including the full range of human experience and working with the present moment. Psychosynthesis is a liberating discipline, a map to help navigate human experience, and a toolbox for life. The Psychosynthesis approach affirms the reality of spiritual experience as an integral part of human experience. Psychosynthesis acknowledges our individual uniqueness and our connection to the whole. Where suffering can be caused by a loss of contact with who we really are, the psychosynthesis approach seeks to restore and renew this contact.