Anthony Aris Psychologist
Throughout his 30 years as a general psychologist with 12 years in private practice, Anthony has successfully helped countless adults and young people across a wide range of ages.
He is especially interested in helping those at transition points in their lives such as:
- Adolescents and young adults
- Couples and individuals in relationship crisis (including victims and perpetrators of domestic violence)
- Parents and caregivers experiencing difficulties with their children/adolescents
- Seniors who are transitioning to a reduced level of independence
Anthony strives to build high-quality and genuine relationships with clients based on respect, sensitivity, and non-judgmental behaviour.
While his approach may involve teaching skills and strategies,
Anthony prefers to help people access their own inner resources. His approach is very client-centred, which means you, as the client, define the focus, direction, and pace of the work.
Some of Anthony’s specialisations include:
- Addictions and substance abuse
- Anger management
- Behaviour management
- Bipolar disorder
- Couples, group and family therapy
- Depression and dysthymia
- Developmental or childhood trauma and neglect disorders in adults
- Grief and loss
- Life transitions
- Men’s health issues
- Self-esteem and confidence issues
- Sleep difficulties
- Sexual identity and gender issues
- Workplace stress
Since the 1990s, Anthony has employed evidence-based treatments, including Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and its variants.
Specifically, CBT focuses on regulating emotional distress and dysfunctional behaviour by identifying and changing errors or distortions in thought processes and beliefs, and by supporting the acquisition of new skills outside of therapy sessions.
Through its evolution, CBT has become a term that encompasses a range of approaches. Anthony uses several techniques, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, and Metacognitive Therapy.
For the past five years, however, he has sought to improve and extend his practice by finding gentle, effective, and safe ways to work with thoughts, feelings, and behaviour.
As evidence-based practices grow in popularity, they can create deeper, more embodied, and long-lasting changes. As a result, it places a high value on emotion not just as a target, but also as a vehicle of change hence, Emotion-Focused Therapy.
Flexibility plays a key role in Anthony’s work. His expertise enables him to adapt to different client needs, whether you’re seeking practical strategies or are curious about problematic emotional and reaction patterns and the underlying reasons.
All of his methods focus on valuing your experience, for, if harnessed correctly, your inner awareness is the most powerful weapon for achieving growth and change.
Call to book an appointment with Anthony today!
- Degree In Psychology
- Masters Degree In Psychology
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