Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy


Psychodynamic therapy is a therapeutic approach that embraces the work of all analytic therapies. Its roots lie predominantly in Freud’s psychoanalysis approach. The aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness.

Psychodynamic therapy at White Lodge Therapy Practice can help clients to unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. Psychodynamic therapy takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, which are too difficult for the conscious mind to process. In order to ensure these memories and experiences do not surface, many people will develop defences, such as denial and projections. According to psychodynamic therapy, these defences will often do more harm than good. Psychodynamic therapy is typically far less intensive, focusing primarily on immediate problems and attempting to find a quicker solution. Psychodynamic therapy does however tend to provide the same benefits, namely it helps clients with a range of psychological disorders to make significant changes to how they make decisions and interact with others.

How does psychodynamic therapy work?

Psychodynamic therapy is guided by the core principle that the unconscious mind harbours deep-rooted feelings and memories that can affect our behaviour. Our Psychodynamic Therapists will work according to this, in context-specific ways, catering their techniques and therapy style to the individual. They maintain an equal relationship with their client, adopting the attitude of unconditional acceptance and aiming to develop a trusting relationship. This encourages the client to open up and explore unresolved issues and conflict hidden in their unconscious that are affecting their mood and behaviour.

In order to help the client understand what their unconscious disturbances are and how their mind works, our psychodynamic therapists will draw on similar techniques used in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy.

What Can Psychodynamic therapy Help With?

Psychodynamic therapy can help with the following issues:

* Anxiety

* Depression

* Family Problems

* Panic

* Relationship Problems

* Self-Esteem

* Stress

What Are The Benefits Of Psychodynamic therapy?

* Helps clients recognise their patterns in behaviour and understand them.

* Helps clients find healthier ways to deal with their problems.

* Helps clients with deeply complex or very deep-seated issues.

* Helps clients to have more satisfying relationships.

* Helps clients to have an increased understanding of themselves and significant other people in their life.