Mary-Anne Godfrey Psychotherapist
Location of Practice
Private rooms Sunbury
609 Nicholson St Carlton North
Description of Practice
Psychodynamic therapy and counselling, trauma therapy. Couples therapy. Adolescents and Adults.
Number of Years in Professional Practice (as a psychotherapist)
Additional Information/Professional Philosophy
‘Self’ Psychology helps one to know oneself from the inside.
Each of us has a developmental path that is closely associated with a sense of self. Our sense of self constantly strives to direct us when we have gone off course, and may exhibit behaviours that eventually lead us to seek therapeutic assistance.
Therapy enables us to get in touch with and develop our true selves.
I am a highly experienced practising psychotherapist and have worked with clients of all ages, life-stages and many nationalities. I have a lively intellect; I am well travelled, have lived in three countries and enjoyed a rich and varied life.
In my work as a therapist I help to restructure and heal those aspects of a person’s self that have been damaged, arrested or traumatised so that they can experience, sometimes for the first time, feelings of joy and optimism.
The therapy I offer takes the form of an extended ‘conversation’ with my client, in which I engage with him/her as a whole person – not just with ‘the problem’.
I believe that depression, anxiety and anger are symptoms, not illnesses. My work in helping clients address the causes of depression and anxiety has led me to understand that they are different conditions, and neither are they the same for all sufferers.
I believe that when people behave in harmful and problematic ways towards themselves, and sometimes others, they do so as ways of coping with inner difficulties.?It is these inner issues that I aim to transform in the therapy I offer.
BA Humanities and Social sciences, Grad Dip Ed,
Clinical Dip Psychotherapy MCCP (Self psychology & Intersubjectivity).
Relationships Australia- Couples therapy.
PACFA 28028 clinical, MCCP clinical, IAPSP 61794,
Medibank Private Health Insurance Rebates Available for Counselling Services
Provider No: 1480271K