Psychodynamic psychotherapy provides a space to be listened to in confidence and understood in depth. Therapy provides a chance to begin reflecting on processes that can bring change.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is based on the psychoanalytic theories of Freud, Jung, Klein, Fairbairn, Winnicott, Sullivan and many others. This approach sees much of our mind as out of immediate awareness or consciousness. It also understands that our early relationships greatly influence our adult perception of the world and others. It frames psychological distress as having its genesis in the social context; our relationships with those around us and the world present and past. In therapy the dynamics with others and the world emerge when you share what is uppermost in your mind in the session.
My role as therapist is to understand what is really going on for you and to suggest connections that you might not have thought of. These connections and patterns are often hidden in the unconscious mind. As the work progresses you may gain a greater understanding of how you relate to others and how they perceive you.
Developing insight is a gradual process and as the sessions continue you may be able to make changes to your life, find greater meaning and live life more fully.