Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Registered Member of British Psychoanalytic Council & BACP (Accred)

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a robust treatment that differs from other therapies by aiming for deep change within the personality over time. Central to psychodynamic psychotherapy is the recognition that our emotional life is a fundamental part of being human, and that we can all need help with thinking about our thoughts and feelings at an unconscious level during our lives.

Having psychotherapy can significantly diminish suffering and improve our psychological health and well-being.The treatment can help us to better understand ourselves and to work through our emotional difficulties which may be diagnosed as depression, anxiety or personality problems if you have become unwell. Usually it is with the care and attention experienced within psychotherapy over a good period of time that can lead to substantial change.

Psychodynamic treatment involves meeting with a psychotherapist on a regular basis for sessions that last fifty minutes. This reliable, confidential setting gives you and your psychotherapist the chance to connect with and understand what is happening at a deeper level, and so even very complex persistent emotional difficulties can be faced.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy can help you to work through:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and restlessness
  • Persistent difficulties following significant loss or change in your life
  • Personality Problems
  • Self-harm such as cutting
  • Feelings of emptiness and loss of meaning in your life
  • Difficulties with maintaining relationships or finding yourself in destructive relationships and abusive patterns