What is Psychodynamic therapy?
Psychodynamic therapy allows the individual to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential environment. Therapy aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.
What can I expect from my therapist?
Psychodynamic therapists help clients find patterns in their emotions, thoughts and beliefs in order to gain insight into their current self. These patterns are often found to begin in the client’s childhood, since psychodynamic theory holds the belief that early life experiences are extremely influential in the psychological development and functioning as an adult. Psychodynamic therapy sessions are open-ended and dictated by the client’s free association rather than a set schedule or agenda.
The psychodynamic approach is derived from psychoanalysis, but usually provides a quicker solution to emotional problems.