Psychotherapy is an applied science for the treatment of psychological and emotional issues. Using a uniquely reflective process, and a relationship between therapist and patient/client.
Most therapists integrate knowledge from across the main branches of psychotherapy, with a primary focus on either psychoanalytic, psychodyanmic/existential, somatic, or expressive.
For more background information about what is psychotherapy, click here︎︎︎
The primary way that I work is psychodynamic psychotherapy.
This approach aims to help you develop insight and self-awareness through dialogue and perspective-taking. Exploring the unconscious processes that affect mental health and relationships, as they emerge in the here-and-now of the session.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy helps you gain capacity for choice and understanding, it also helps undo the infuence of past trauma by creating a safe space to express deeply held emotions.
A typical session involves unpacking your experience in the context of things you are trying to change or understand. We take an inclusive view of feelings that arise, as well as associated dreams or fantasies.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy differs from other commonly practiced approaches such as CBT, DBT and ACT, in that it does not use a set of tools or strategies, but rather focuses on a dynamic process that emerges between therapist and patient.
The same principles apply across individual therapy︎︎︎ and relationship counselling︎︎︎
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