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Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Viktor Frankl

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A person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits.  
Carl Rogers

Education

Education comes from the Latin prefix e- and the verb ducere, meaning to lead forth. Education is about creating the condition where the student can lead forth his/her full potential
Patrick Akrivos

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Counseling & Psychotherapy

LifePaths-Counseling & Psychotherapy Services offers counseling and psychotherapy services to teenagers, adults, couples and families. We are guided by humanistic values believing unwaveringly that every individual is inherently capable of making his/her own choices, through developing his/her self awareness and free will. Thus we learn to contribute to self and others, and to cooperate with each other in creative and courageous ways that result in a harmonious life with one self, the family and the wider society. The full potential of an individual, a couple or a family can released by offering an non-judgmental, accepting, safe  and empathic environment, that allows the everyone to be themselves. 

Personally I believe that adolescence can best be described with the literary term “Sturm und Drang”. It is an amazing time for a child is no longer a child and neither an adult. It is a time for searching for whom one is, and who one wants to become. It can be full of trial and error, experimentation, passion and rejection. It is also a time the role of the parent is being renegotiated. Adolescence may need a confidant to talk to, to let it all out, and reorganize it…

My practice has its roots in the humanistic paradigm and in particular in the Person Centered Approach as developed by Carl Rogers. The root-believe is, that people have the inherent capacity to make positive life choices that suit them best. Providing the core conditions (empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence) the individual will begin to grow and develop his/her full potential. I offer counseling/psychotherapy services in English, Greek and German. My clients come from various economic and cultural backgrounds and have diversity emotional and other disturbances they wish to grow…

Central to the person centered approach is group therapy, also called an encounter group. Encounter groups, there are no “leaders”, few rules and no predetermined agenda. The ‘therapists’ act as facilitators, however ideally, each member of the group will grow to act as a facilitator. Overtime, an outsider would not be really able to distinguish who the “therapist” is. In general the encounter group assists the participants to come in touch with themselves, their deeper feelings and learn to express them effectually, so with improving the relation with self and…

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy has its roots in attachment theory and the way I have been trained, seems to find its full potential within the Person Centered Approach. The leading pioneer is Dr. Sue Johnson, who continuous to research and evaluate the approach. Comparative studies have shown its effectiveness in a majority of cases. Couples therapy is not about right or wrong, it is about helping the couple move out of their vicious cycle of disconnectedness and help them find a way to reconnect and hold each other tight. This…

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