Essence Counselling

Based on the DiamondLogos Teachings of Faisal Muqaddam, this method starts with the understanding that our Being is whole and intact at the core. With guidance the client moves through the layers of ego identity, defenses and deficiencies that are blocking their ability to rediscover the magnificence of Being. This approach draws on Ego Psychology including the understanding of the ‘Theory of Holes’, the map of Essence as taught by A.H. Almaas and the ancient wisdom of the Enneagram.

With the guidance of the therapist, through presence and self-inquiry the client journeys through their intricate inner world retrieving and integrating lost aspects of their essence to enable them to live their lives with the capacity intrinsic to their essential self.

“Spiritual development, as I understand it, is about compelling ourselves, through the power of our own inspired will and intention, to actually evolve. And in order to evolve—to consciously evolve—you first need to get to know the multidimensional nature of who you are and how you are. You need to be able to recognize and understand what constitutes your interior world—the infinite nature of the spiritual ground of your own being, the higher human capacities that make conscious evolution possible, and also the unconscious conditioned structures that can obstruct and obscure that potential. You need to examine the fundamental dimensions of the self, both relative and absolute; understand the unique challenges and potentials of the cultural context in which we find ourselves; and cultivate those higher human capacities that can enable you to participate in such a bold and significant task as the evolution of the interior of the cosmos.” Andrew Cohen