Dr Maria Stylianou
Educational Psychologist and Psychotherapist specialising in psychoeducational assessments (learning difficulties, ADHD, autism etc), counselling for parents, as well as and counselling and hypnotherapy for adults. Located in Nicosia.
Maria Stylianou – Educational Psychologist and Psychotherapist
BA, BSocSc (Hons), MSocSc, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Dr Maria Stylianou is an Educational Psychologist and Psychotherapist. She is registered with the British Psychological Society, as well as the Board of Registered Psychologists in Cyprus. As a Psychodynamic Psychologist, Dr Stylianou is trained and has gained substantial clinical experience, working with a range of populations including children, adolescents and adults. She is experienced in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, psychosomatic disorders, personality disorders, relationship issues, life transitions and grief.
As an Educational Psychologist, she performs Psychoeducational Assessments for children, adolescents and adults using a variety of psychometric tools. These assessments can be conducted both in English and Greek. The purpose of an assessment, is to diagnose or reassess general or specific learning disorders (such as Dyslexia etc.), Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (such as Autism etc.), cognitive deficiencies etc.
Additionally, Dr. Stylianou provides seminars to teachers and parents, on various issues from ‘How to detect children with a Learning Disorder?’ to ‘How to talk to your children about sex?’
What is the Psychodynamic Perspective?
The Psychodynamic Perspective has evolved from Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory and has been clinically applied to a wide range of psychological disorders. As such, it is based in a highly developed and multifaceted theory of human development and interaction. There is a body of research that generally supports the efficacy of this approach.
Psychodynamic Therapy, also known, as insight-oriented therapy, focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in a person’s present behaviour. The goals of Psychodynamic Therapy are a client’s self-awareness and understanding of the inner conflicts that affect behaviour and feelings of oneself and of others. Through the therapeutic relationship, the person can be helped to understand his personality and resolve its impasses, by unifying past and present, in a functional manner.