Mary Stefanazzi

Offering Support in Challenging Times

Mary Stefanazzi

 
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Counselling / Psychotherapy

Mary's interest lies in supporting Human Flourishing 

 

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Counselling / Psychotherapy

Accredited Psychotherapist

The basis of Mary's approach lies in the wisdom of Aristotle, Jung and the Christian tradition.

SuperVision

SuperVision and Psychotherapy have different objectives

 

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SuperVision

Accredited Supervisor

SuperVision provides an opportunity for critical reflection that can enable transformative learning to take place.

Dealing with grief

Grief and Loss as taught by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross MD

 

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Dealing with Grief

Grief and Loss are part of the human journey through life. Some losses may be neither recognised nor grieved. 

Conversation Cafe

Set a trend - Be the first to host a 'Conversation Café' 

 It's about having

Conversations that Matter

Conversation Café

Aims to encourage

Conversations that Matter

Conversation Café is a new and innovative concept where all voices are valued.

 

‘Do I need psychotherapy’ is a question many people find hard to answer. This article outlines some simple steps to help you answer this question.

 

1.   List 5 reasons for considering psychotherapy.

An example might be ‘I’m not happy although everything seems fine in my life.’

2.   List any other steps you have taken to deal with those 5 reasons.

‘My life seems on the outside to be ok.  I’ve got friends, am fairly healthy, have worked hard, gone on holidays etc. – but nothing really hits the spot?’

3.   List what has worked for you so far, and what hasn’t.

‘Sometimes I feel better than others but I can’t identify what makes the difference.’

4.   List 1 thing you would like to gain from psychotherapy?

‘I’d like some clarity for myself on why I feel this way?’

See how useful it is to focus a little?  Even though ‘I’m not happy’ can mean various things for different people - a few simple questions can help you to identify what you would like help with. When you have some idea, however vague, it is easier to shop around for someone who may be able to help you.

The skill of psychotherapy

A common misunderstanding is the belief that a person needs to be severely disturbed to use the services of a psychotherapist. This is not the case.

While a skilled psychotherapist can work with severe psychological disturbances, the same skills can also be useful to a person experiencing any level of inner discomfort. If you are interested in looking beneath the surface of your experience, a preliminary meeting will help to determine if the service  offer is right for you at this time.

Can I help you?

My service is about offering you the benefit of my skills to support you to understand, and better deal with, whatever personal challenging times you are experiencing right now. Read more about my qualifications and professional affiliations HERE. Know that you do not need to struggle alone. My service is tailored to meet the needs of each person individually. Appointments are available in person or via Skype.

Instead of wondering ‘Do I need psychotherapy?’ Call me and I will be happy to answer any questions you have. There is no such thing as a stupid question. 

Any questions about how I can assist you?