The aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness. We help you unravel, experience and understand true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them.
A Therapeutic Approach
Psychodynamic therapy, also known as psychodynamic counselling, is a therapeutic approach that embraces the work of all analytic therapies. The roots of psychodynamic therapy developed directly from Freud’s approach of psychoanalysis. Then evolving to incorporate the influence of other schools of psychoanalysis such as; Alfred Adler, Carl Jung, Donald Winnicott Melanie Klein, and Wilfred Bion.
Psychodynamic therapy takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, which are too difficult for the conscious mind to process. We help you identify and understand those feelings and memories that you can move forward.
Whilst a psychodynamic approach is grounded in the theory of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapy is less intensive than traditional analysis.
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on your immediate problems whilst using your past to make sense of current issues. Both psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapies help you to think about making significant and long-term change in decision making processes and your relationships with others.
There are growing amounts of research that suggests psychodynamic approach is the most effective approach in achieving long term personality change. Psychodynamic therapy works at a depth, aiming to understand you and treat the issue rather than the symptom.
The psychodynamic approach has been proven to be especially useful in the areas of addiction treatment, anxiety, depression, sexual issues and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. And can be particularly beneficial for you if have lost meaning in your lives or you have difficulty forming or maintaining personal relationships.
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We have over 20 highly skilled and experienced therapists including; Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Counselling Psychologists and Mediators.
We take the time to get to know you and your difficulties, we then tailor a bespoke programme to your individual therapeutic needs. This includes finding the right therapist for you.
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Inaugural Henry Centre Prize awarded
The Henry Centre is pleased to announce that we are supporting the next wave of talent within the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytical Studies at the University of Essex in the 2021/22 academic year.
It is was our honour to award a £2,000 prize to the first year student on the MA Psychodynamic Counselling (36-month variant) course who achieved the highest mark in the reflective essay for PA221-6-FY Personal Development.
Using the links below you can find out more about the prize and the prize winner of the inaugural Henry Centre prize!