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Anna McGuire

I believe we live in a healing universe. If you have wounds, they can be healed.

I grew up in Cornwall, that sounds pretty perfect doesn’t it. In many ways it was. It was only when I entered therapy myself, to recover from a series of panic attacks after a family member was hurt, that I discovered a lot of aspects of my personality had been left in shadow for most of my life, and with them my true wishes, desires and dreams.

Families are a complex unit and often, to keep them running smoothly, there are certain roles people are expected to play. The roles are: -

  • The Hero/The Star

  • The Mastermind

  • The Lost Child

  • The Mascot/The Cheerleader

  • The Nurturer

  • The Mediator

  • The Black Sheep/The Scapegoat

  • The Thinker

Which role do you know well and is this limiting your behaviour in other areas of your life?

Stepping out of these roles and patterns gives you a sense of power and authority. When you invest time and money into who you want to be, like I did, you reach a place of expansion, bravery, confidence and excitement. You can tap into what your soul wants and dismantle the scripts you’ve been given to live by. We can take all of fragments of YOU and evoke wholeness.

From a young age, I offered empathy and compassion to those in my path and that has never changed. It led me to completing an integrated counselling and psychotherapy diploma to dedicate my working life to therapy. I am a professional member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), which means I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I specialise in Perinatal Trauma, which was inspired by own difficult journey into parenthood following the traumatic birth of my first child. Other areas of interest are fertility, miscarriage, baby-loss, pregnancy fear and beyond.