Psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychodynamic counselling draw on the theories and practices of psychoanalysis. Its aim is to help individuals talk about their difficulties and help them make sense of these through greater understanding of themselves, their emotions and their relationships.
The therapy involves exploring how experiences and feelings in the past, in particular childhood and adolescence, have formed us and continue to have influence over our feelings and our relationships in our current life and may cause us pain.
Psychodynamic therapists and counsellors are trained to work with the “here and now’ emotions of the therapy relationship as it unfolds enabling an individual to make meaningful links to aspects of past relationships that may keep them stuck in painful patterns of behaviour. Symptoms will often fade away as the tension driving them is resolved. Patterns of conflict with others, or blocks to personal growth or fulfillment may be tackled in the same way. In just the same way as past and present problems may be repeated in current relationships, they will also tend to be seen in the relationship with the therapist. In the safety of the professional relationship, these patterns can be made clear and dealt with. This is one of the best ways to gain insight into a persons feelings and conflicts and into how past events may affect their present feelings, their actions, and the way they relate to others.
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