About Psychodynamic Therapy
Psychodynamic therapy is about trying to understand and resolve psychological conflict and distress. Many people recognise the experience of finding themselves doing or feeling things they do not want to do or feel, and for reasons they do not fully understand. This is because our present patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving and relating are largely rooted in past experience, much of which we may not consciously remember. During periods of crisis or loss – and sometimes for no immediately apparent reason – issues that have not been resolved in the past can resurface and cause distress. This is frequently the point at which people seek therapy.
Therapy provides a confidential space in which you can talk openly about your situation in a way that you often cannot do with family or friends, and in which we can reflect together on your experience and face the feelings involved. At times it may be necessary to face painful feelings in order to bring about a deeper healing. Therapy is not about giving advice or trying to cheer you up. What I aim to offer is the right balance of support and challenge - which may be different at different times - to help you get through the difficult times and to move forward.