Need help? Feeling low, fed up, confused, anxious or depressed and don't know where to turn?
Talk to Dr. Mary Stefanazzi, a counsellor and psychotherapist based in Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath who specialises in online counselling and psychotherapy. So sit back and relax, there is no need to travel, you can talk to Mary from the comfort of your own home wherever you live.
Psychotherapy with Mary can help you to uncover the root of your distress and support you to deal with whatever inner turmoil you are experiencing.
The aim of Mary's work is to support human beings to flourish - each in their own way.
Every meeting with Mary is a unique opportunity to invest in yourself. You do not have to be struggling with a particular problem to make an appointment. Mary will begin with you wherever you are at in your life right now. Do call and talk to Mary to learn more.
Here are a few words about my approach to psychotherapy which I hope you will find useful.
The ancients understood suffering as an inevitable part of the human condition. Thus to advertise psychotherapy as a means to end suffering would be wrong.
Against that background my approach draws on the wisdom of the founder of Analytical Psychology, Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). This method draws on a range skills that help us to understand the inner workings of the human psyche or soul. Psyche is the Greek word for soul. The greatest help often comes from dream analysis or simply from understanding whether you naturally tend towards having an introverted or an extroverted nature.
Jung was interviewed in 1959 for the BBC Face to Face programme by John Freeman who found Jung, although an elderly man at the time, as sharp and clear thinking as ever. Click HERE to watch the interview.
In his book The Practice of Psychotherapy, Jung says that,
The principal aim of psychotherapy is not to transport the patient to an impossible state of happiness, but to help them acquire steadfastness and philosophic patience in the face of suffering.
Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 16, 185.
Precisely how this happens in practice is worked out by considering all your questions, concerns, doubts or fears. In deciding whether to make an appointment to talk to Mary you may find the 'Why Choose Mary?' page useful.
It is reasonable to expect to be given clear parameters of what is realistic from any professional psychotherapist. What can generally be expected of both parties needs to be known in advance to be able to make an informed choice whether to engage in psychotherapy or not.
Having listened carefully to your needs I can give you an overview of what you may reasonably expect. It is natural and reasonable to feel uncomfortable feelings at certain times. People often say they find it useful to learn about the general patterns and pitfalls of the human condition. All too often people think there is something seriously wrong with them when there is not.
Do contact me to discuss your particular needs at this time.
Click HERE to read testimonials from others who made that call.
The mystery of what can happen when people gather together fascinated Jung. He had this granite stone carved with an inscription in Latin, meaning 'To the Unknown spirit of this place.'
The location is Eranos at Ascona in Switzerland, where Jung visited regularly. He found a special atmosphere there. The beautiful location, overlooking Lake Maggiore, supported a deeper understanding of life. Mary took this photograph during a research visit to Eranos in May 2016.