Dr. Mary Stefanazzi
Mary is available by appointment at two locations in Ireland. In Dublin, and in Co. Westmeath. Online appointments are also available.
Mary's work is dedicated to restoring the experience of wholeness to each living human person. Professional conversations with Mary will soon reveal her ability to communicate ancient and more recent psychological wisdom in a way that is practically relevant to those who consult her. Although the times we live in have changed dramatically the essence of the Human Condition has not.
What clients value most from a consultation with Mary is her clarity which is often described as "practical" and "full of common sense". Counselling and psychotherapy with Mary is often a dynamic and engaging process which can help to draw out a persons natural healing and creative potential.
Mary's academic qualifications and professional affiliations are listed below in date order beginning with the most recent. Since the profession of Psychotherapy or Supervision is not yet regulated in Ireland by CORU it may be useful to have this information as you make your decision which psychotherapist to consult.
In June 2018 a Government of Ireland Oireachtas Joint Committee discussed the future of Mental Health Care "Prevention – Early Intervention and Talk Therapy" In attendance were representatives from the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). In March 2018 the ICP submitted a paper to government entitled: The Role of Psychotherapy in a Healthy Ireland.
You may also find the "Why Choose Mary?" page useful.
Dr. Mary Stefanazzi photographed on 23rd June 2017 with
Dr. Mary Robinson, Chancellor of Trinity College Dublin and former President of Ireland (1990-1997).
2017 PhD Trinity College Dublin Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2504-3619
Mary's Doctoral dissertation is a study of human wholeness, well-being and human flourishing in the tradition of Aristotle, Aquinas and Jung entitled:
The Narrative of Human Flourishing: A study of the dialogue between Victor White (Theologian) and Carl Jung (Analytical Psychology) on the frontier between theology and psychology.
2011 MA Ethics, Mater Dei Institute / Dublin City University
Mary's Masters thesis was on the subject of Practical Wisdom - (Greek: Phronesis) - in the tradition of Aristotle. This thesis was delivered as a conference paper which was subsequently published in 2014. (See the Publications Page).
2003 European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP)
Mary was conferred with the ECP by the European Association for Psychotherapy, (EAP).
2000 Accredited Supervisor in Ireland
Mary met the criteria required to become an accredited supervisor when supervisors in Ireland were first accredited. The award of "Accredited Supervisor" is determined by the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, (IAHIP).
1994 Accredited Psychotherapist in Ireland
Mary's qualifications and experience were examined and approved by the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, (IAHIP) in 1994. The IAHIP are a member organisation of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy, (ICP).
1993 Post graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision Certificate in 2000
Mary's professional qualifications in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision were all awarded by the Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre.
1991 Facilitator training: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation (USA).
Mary was fortunate to train as a facilitator with the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation when Elisabeth was still alive. Her practical training took place at the purpose built centre on Elisabeth's farm at Head Waters, Virginia, USA in the autumn of 1991. Read more about the relevance of this training to Mary's professional service elsewhere on this site.
1990 Diploma to teach Yoga
Awarded by the Irish Yoga Association after a two year intensive training period.