Anne Hamarsnes is a warranted clinical psychologist and mindfulness instructor with over 10 years of experience. She typically works with people suffering from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, OCD, PTSD, eating disorders and other psychiatric conditions, as well as neuropsychological conditions. Anne also provides general life coaching, mindfulness training for both adults and children, she holds a part time position with the Student Services within the Ministry of Education and lectures at the University of Malta. Her main areas of specialisation are cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and neuropsychology (cognitive assessments and consultations).
For as long as I can remember I have had a great curiosity for people’s behavioural motives and inner worlds. In my work I study the human mind and its functional counterpart, the brain, and how the two interact to create our very distinct personalities, emotions and behavioural patterns. I tend to see every person as a puzzle. By identifying the different influences of biology, experiences, and one’s individual psychology we can better understand who we are and how to grow into the best versions of ourselves.
With over 10 years’ experience as a clinical psychologist my work covers a wide range of age groups, psychological conditions, neuropsychological conditions and psychiatric disorders. I also work with groups, workplaces and organizations, and lecture in social-and organizational psychology at the University of Malta. The aim of my work is to train you to become your own best coach, to help you gain better self-understanding, overcome obstacles, build resilience and feel more attuned with your overall life goals.
My own self-discovery and professional development have transpired across several countries. Living in other countries have not only given me new perspectives on my own cultural background and values, it has also challenged me to adapt and grow as an individual in a multitude of ways. As a psychologist I have learned to take many aspects into consideration when working with my clients, whether it be age, gender, sexuality, environment or cultural norms and values. I have a holistic view on mental health and key concepts for me in my work include openness, non-judgement, mutual respect and collaboration. I also have my own supervisor and continuously participate in courses and workshops to further my own skills.