Desert Island Footprints – Anne Marie Reilly

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Tuesday 19th February 2019

Desert Island Footprints – Anne Marie Reilly

The way we develop as counsellors and therapists can have many influences, sometimes a book, lecture, poem or conversation can have a particular impact. Following in the footsteps of a well-known radio programme, we have invited Anne Marie Reilly to be our ‘castaway’, and to choose which of her favourite books, papers or other literary pieces she would take with her to a desert island.

Anne Marie Reilly left Ireland, where she grew up, when in her early twenties and lived and worked in Europe and North America. She came to London in 1979 and settled here. She trained as a Careers Adviser working in Schools and Further Education and this work led her to train as a Counsellor at Birkbeck, graduating in 1991. The introduction to Group Relations Conferences resulted in a life long interest in unconscious forces within organisations. In 2001 Anne Marie completed her training as a Psychotherapist with the British Association of Psychotherapists (now the British Psychotherapy Foundation).

She has worked mainly in education, as a counsellor in Higher Education and Head of a University Service; as a teacher on the MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy at Birkbeck; as a supervisor to counsellors and career coaches. She is now mainly retired and is enjoying a new interest learning and developing skills as a potter.

Caroline Rose will introduce our castaway. During the evening, we will find out more about the path of Anne Marie’s career in counselling and therapy, and discuss with her the various authors and writings which have influenced her.

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