About Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
The Psychotherapy relationship provides a learning forum that can shed light on how and why we get stuck in relating and behaving in unhelpful ways. The therapy helps to integrate new understandings and experiences about ourselves and our relationships with others- enhancing opportunities for lasting positive changes. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy occurs over varying amounts of time (brief through to longer term), depending upon the nature of the presenting needs. Therapy may also sometimes happen in phases with negotiated breaks between phases of help.
I have undertaken Postgraduate training and been professionally supervised as an Adult Psychotherapist. I draw on a range of relational Psychodynamic approaches in my work with clients. These include the Conversational Model, Self - Psychology, Intersubjective Systems theory, and Developmental Attachment theory.
These theories recognise that we do not arrive in our adult relationships from a vacuum. They make room to acknowledge that some of our emotional disruptions, relational difficulties, and coping and capacities for self -care – are sometimes influenced by our relational and social experiences in early and adolescent development.
- Repetitive difficulties in relationships
- Depression and anxiety
- Intimacy and avoidance issues
- Unprocessed trauma - 'old stuff' being triggered, driving emotional reactions in the present in unhelpful ways eg. impulsive anger, substance misuse
- Self esteem issues
- Gaining better understandings about personal/professional life directions