Ann Marie Taylor
I help people recover from the past, rediscover their passion for life and improve their relationships. I specialise in the areas of anxiety, recovery from trauma, relationships and returning to work.
Right from being a child I was always interested in people: how they work and what makes them tick. When I was young, my mother seemed very unhappy and it was my greatest desire to help her with her difficulties. Sadly, that was before I had the skills and knowledge that I have now and I was never able to do that: she died when I was 24. My desire to help my mother and my love of Psychology lead me to the work that I do today.
Some of the forks in the road in my own journey:
Deciding to take the "road less travelled" by choosing, after my Psychology degree to train in a little known therapy because I wanted to become the best therapist/coach I could be for my clients and I didn't believe that the conventional route would take me there.
At a turning point in my own relationship, rediscovering the work of Psychologist John Gottman and applying his research findings to my own relationship with great success.
I studied Psychology at Bangor University (University College of North Wales) before gaining a distinction in HG Psychotherapy in 2002. I hold a BA (hons) in Psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Givens Psychotherapy. I have worked with people under pressure or in distress for more than 30 years. I am married with kids and am a founder member of MindFully Well. (www.mindfullywell.ie)
British Psychological Society