The Psychodynamic Approach

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is based on the principles of psychoanalysis. This is the belief that early relationships and experiences have an influence on the development of personality and emotional development. Working psychoanalytically entails exploring unconscious processes and patterns in relationships and the development of defences.

In practice this means working with the therapist to identify relationship patterns and thought processes, bringing to light underlying unseen processes.  Often it is useful to explore experiences and patterns within the early years and their relationship and links to current difficulties.

How Psychotherapy can Help

You may be looking for support with:

Work-related stress
Difficulties forming or maintaining relationships and friendships
Chronic illness and managing other health issues
Anxiety and depression
Eating disorders
Anger issues
You may be undergoing a period of crisis, unable to cope with recent events or experiences
You may have sense of confusion or wondering where you are in your life.

Psychotherapy can bring about long term change in depression and anxiety but also in the areas of self-esteem, understanding the self, in developing new patterns and in learning to cope with everyday stresses and concerns.