PSYCHODYNAMIC COUNSELLING


PSYCHODYNAMIC COUNSELLING

The psychodynamic approach is derived from psychoanalysis. Psychodynamic therapy is designed to help clients explore their full range of their emotions, including unconscious and past experiences in which shape their current behavioural and thought processes. By making the unconscious elements of their life a part of their present experience, psychodynamic therapy helps people to understand how their thoughts, feelings and behaviours are affected by unresolved issues and unconscious feelings. This concept promotes the building of an accepting and trusting counsellor-client relationship, encouraging you to talk about your childhood relationships with significant people as well as past experiences that may have made certain impacts on you as a child and therefore enabling you to gain a greater understanding of yourself and your past experiences and how these have shaped your personality and patterns of life in the present. Becoming aware of these processes, can help you to gain the tools needed to take control once again of your life, relationships and your future. Looking back on the past and exploring where your difficulties originated from, can help you to understand your feelings, widen your thinking and evoke a greater insight of your problem. By doing so, implementing coping strategies to resolve any future reoccurring issues is enabled. Psychotherapy can help with deeply repressed traumas, conflicts, relationship issues.