The aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness. We help you unravel, experience and understand their 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 undertsand 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.
If you feel you have the capacity for self-reflection, and a natural curiosity for your internal life and behaviours then this could be the right therapy for you.
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