Psychodynamic psychotherapists undertake a long and intensive programme of training to help people who come to therapy to recognise and express feelings, thoughts and anxieties that may previously have been hidden unconsciously.
Therapy provides a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where a trusting therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist is established with time.
The work is based on psychoanalytic principles and practice, which takes into account the place of unconscious forces in every day life. Sometimes problems have roots in early experiences which we might not be aware of and can have a significant impact on our lives and relationships with others. Psychotherapy facilitates reflection and the exploration of feelings and thoughts in significant moments in an individual’s life, past and present. It aims self-understanding and finding better ways of coping with difficulties, facilitating a more fulfilled life. It aims to help individuals to find resources that could lead to a return to what has been described as “the capacity to love and work again”.