Psychotherapy & Counselling

Psychotherapy & Counselling

pysch Psychotherapy and counselling is the treatment of emotional problems and undesirable feelings and is considered “talking therapy”.  The aim is to facilitate change and assist people in finding meaningful alternatives to their present unsatisfactory ways of thinking, feeling or behaving. Therapy also tends to help clients become more accepting both of themselves and others and can be most useful in promoting personal development and unlocking inner potential.

There are many different models of therapeutic intervention that can be effective in treating personal issues.  Talking, support and reflecting is what usually happens in psychotherapy and counselling sessions and whilst these are very important aspects of therapy, as some people do need the safe space to explore their true feelings, the Therapists will endeavour to give clients the right tools to allow them to make positive changes in their life.

The Therapists at the White Lodge Therapy Practice are, what is termed, ‘Integrative Therapists’ which means they work with many models, techniques and interventions during each therapy session to suit the client’s particular presenting issue.

Psychodynamic counselling 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. Treatment involves discussing past experiences and identifying patterns of behaviour that may have contributed to the current issues. The understanding gained frees the person to make choices about what happens in the future.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy may involve quite brief therapy for specific difficulties. If your problems are long-standing, treatment may mean attending regular weekly sessions over many months.

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