The psychodynamic approach is derived from psychoanalysis, but focuses on immediate problems with the aim of providing a more immediate solution. Psychodynamic approaches stress the importance of the unconscious mind and your past experiences as influences that shape your current behaviour. It will aim to help you develop insight into the root causes of psychological difficulties.

Who it can benefit:

A psychodynamic approach can be used with people who have depression, anxiety, panic and stress-related physical ailments. As it can have fast results, it may be useful if you feel that you are in, or are approaching, a crisis situation.

How I will apply it to work with you

In a psychodynamic approach, I will develop an accepting and trusting relationship with you. I will encourage you to talk about your relationships with your parents and other significant people in childhood. It also uses similar techniques to psychotherapy, including free association and interpretation. Transference is a powerful tool in psychodynamic therapies. Here, feelings you experienced in previous significant relationships are actually projected onto me as the therapist so I can work through the issues with you.

Get in touch

Do any, all, or some of the above therapeutic approaches resonate with you? Can you see yourself in some of the issues described? Do you feel that one, or a combination of, the therapies will be of benefit to you? Or do you simply want to learn more? If so, get in touch for a friendly and empathetic conversation so we can explore how to get started.