Stephen Aravena, Psychotherapy
Therapies I offer:
I feel very privileged to be able to help people for a living. Over the last 20 years, I have worked (and continue to work) with children, adults, couples and families. Along the way I have met many people I have been able to help to deal with everything life throws at us, in a healthier way.
What can you expect from me? I am easy to talk to, non-judgmental, respectful and really maintain the focus of the work on helping you understand yourself better. This is the only way change happens. And when it does, you will be able to live a healthier, more fulfilling life.
A crucial part of the work is our relationship. Making you feel comfortable and able to talk to me, is my first priority. This will help us work together towards our agreed goals. I say 'us' and 'our' because, although you are the focus of therapy, I will be with you every step of the way.'A professional friend to help you through' - I use effective psychotherapy methods to help you deal with things when it all gets a bit too much. Through the process you will get to know yourself better. In doing so, you may adopt new attitudes and develop different feelings towards different areas of your life.
While therapy is not a magic pill or a 'quick fix', you can soon begin to notice a change in the way you think and feel. And although this process requires your participation, you can rest assured I will be with you every step along the journey.
I am confident that through our work together you will be able to make changes to self-defeating behaviours and find new ways of responding to feelings of sadness, fear, and pain, leading to a happier, more confident you.
- My qualifications: I am fully qualified psychotherapist and in the final year of my studies as a Systemic Family Therapist. I have an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences (Australia) and post graduate training in here in the UK in Psychotherapy & Counselling (Regent's University London) and Systemic Family Practice (currently completing at King's College London and The Tavistock).
My website: www.stephenaravena.co.uk