Training & Accreditation
Stefania is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (IACP) and holds a Diploma and Honours Degree in counselling and psychotherapy from IICP College.
Stefania has completed the Level 1 of the Gottman and she uses Gottman Method Couple Therapy in her therapy work. Stefania believes that a couple is a sacred path. Stefania’s goal is to support couples to manage emotional roadblocks and to hold space for the couple’s exploration of shared meanings and goals.
Stefania approached Yoga in 1999 and she qualified as Yoga teacher in 2011. She holds the certification in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Hot Yoga, Mandala Yoga. She qualified as Life Coach and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner) in 2016 in IPPS. She also holds a high school diploma in Socio-Humanistic studies which includes the studying of Western Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology.
“I believe a beautiful light shines in every human being and that all of us deserve to experience our true potential.
The difficulties in life can challenge us in many different ways (trauma, grief, anxiety, stress, illness, loss). Sometimes it can be hard to find a way to conceptualise the pain we are in. The exploration of body-mind connection can help us to understand our inner roadblock, self sabotage mechanism, old patterns and unleash our inner power. It is through our bodies that we identify and interpret sensations, feelings from both our internal and external worlds. The body and the mind are not separate and incorporating the body in the therapeutic process can lead to a complete healing experience.
My approach is to facilitate the holistic journey of the self which includes the body, mind and breath.”
Stefania uses an integrative approach to therapy, working mainly from a person-centred and Body Psychotherapy while also integrating other approaches like Choice Theory, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Existential Therapy, Logotherapy, Multicultural Therapy, Yoga and Mindfulness techniques.
Experience & Areas of Interest
Stefania was fascinated by philosophy, first western and then eastern, since her teenage years. This led her to travel and explore the ancient discipline of Yoga in her teens. She became a teacher after 11 years of personal practice. Since 2011, she has taught Yoga and organized workshops in Italy and then Ireland. She also works for the corporate sector, using the Life coaching skills to facilitate the professional growth of people and their business.
Stefania is deeply passionate of people’s personal development and the connection between body and mind. Her mission is to bring together the Therapeutic approaches of the East and the West. Through her intensive work with people in Yoga, Coaching and Therapy she could identify how often clients bodies can hold emotions and pain. This led her to be curious and to deep dive in the personal study of body-psychotherapy and yoga-psychotherapy.
Stefania defines herself to be an inner-explorer. She commits to a continuous self-development training in order to ensure a safe space for her clients.
“Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world” Ramana Maharshi
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