Dr Chris Stevens is a psychologist based in the Eastern Suburbs, providing counselling, therapy and psychology services for a range of clients. Dr Chris Stevens is experienced in providing practical solutions to a variety of psychological issues such as: depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, marital, marriage, relationship issues, panic, phobia and trauma. Chris practices Personal Constructive Therapy, a supportive and practical technique which uses natural creativity to nurture emotional balance and trusting relationships. He provides services for clients throughout Sydney, including Coogee, Randwick, Clovelly and Maroubra. Dr Chris Stevens regularly works with other psychologists, is experienced in a range of psychological treatments and has worked in various therapy environments, both as a therapist and as a practicing psychologist. He has also worked within tertiary institutions as a counsellor. Chris practices Personal Constructive Therapy, a supportive and practical technique which uses natural creativity to nurture emotional balance and trusting relationships. Within the Personal Constructive Therapy process the client and therapist work as co-workers; the therapist facilitates constructive change while the client is the agent of that change. Changes may begin within the first Personal Constructive Therapy session, chris takes great care to ensure the person's capacity to integrate them is not exceeded. The emphasis in Personal Constructive Therapy is practical: client and therapist devise 'homework' to test each session's gains. Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, Coogee, Randwick, Clovelly, Maroubra, psychologist, psychologists, psychology, therapy, therapist, counselling, consellor, counseling, counselor, depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, marital, marriage, relationship, panic, phobia, trauma, Dr Chris Stevens, dr chris stevens psychologist, psychology, counselling, counsellor, counselor, counseling, Eastern Suburbs, Dr Chris Stevens, Dr Chris Stevens psychologist.
  • We may develop negative emotional patterns to protect ourselves from past or present pain.
    Our public 'face' may hide fears and anxieties, loneliness, emotional numbing and instability, unhappiness, and a sense of hopelessness.
  • Such patterns can persist for years because there appears to be no way out. A cycle emerges where happiness always seems to be replaced by suffering.

Why Does This Cycle Develop?

  • Although we want to be rid of these negative patterns, we hold onto them to protect ourselves.
    These patterns are often creative responses to past circumstances which no longer prevail.
  • Often we feel that other ways of being are too threatening. As well as this, we are drawn to people who resemble those from our past because they fit in with these deep patterns of adjustment. Our life becomes predictable, but unsatisfying.

How Does Personal Constructive Therapy Help?

  • Constructive change begins when people freely experience and understand their negative emotional patterns. In this way a new awareness is created that can be integrated into daily life.
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