Psychodynamic Therapy

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What Is Psychodynamic Therapy?

Psychodynamic therapy, also known as psychoanalytic psychotherapy or psychodynamic counselling, is an approach to therapy based originally on the work of Sigmund Freud and other psychoanalysts such as Carl Jung. It is a therapeutic process which helps patients understand and resolve their problems by increasing awareness of their inner world and its influence over relationships both past and present. It differs from most other therapies in aiming for deep seated change in personality and emotional development.

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How does it work?

Like psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy, the aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness – helping individuals to unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, which are too difficult for the conscious mind to process.

Whether psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy is the treatment of choice for a particular individual depends on a variety of factors. It is often helpful to have one or more preliminary consultations with an experienced psychotherapist before deciding whether psychodynamic psychotherapy is an appropriate treatment for the person you. Occasionally, the treatment might be of short duration but generally speaking psychoanalytic psychotherapy is best considered as a long-term treatment involving considerable commitment for both patient and therapist.

By combining the psychodynamic approach with hypnotherapy in a procedure known as hypnoanalysis, the duration of treatment is often shorter than with conventional psychodynamic therapy. The reason the process may be quicker is because when someone is in a hypnotic state, their conscious mind falls into the background, allowing the subconscious mind to come forward. This is the part of the mind that tends to ‘store’ information about the ‘cause’ of certain problems.

The psychodynamic approach is guided by the core principle that the unconscious mind harbours deep-rooted feelings and memories that can affect our behaviour. The aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness – helping individuals to unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, which are too difficult for the conscious mind to process.?

The psychodynamic approach is guided by the core principle that the unconscious mind harbours deep-rooted feelings and memories that can affect our behaviour. The aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness – helping individuals to unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, which are too difficult for the conscious mind to process.

Free association is a technique which involves the client talking freely to the therapist. There is no attempt to shape ideas before they are said, nor do clients tell things in a linear story structure. The spontaneity allows for true thoughts and feelings to emerge without any concern for how painful, illogical or silly they may sound to the therapist. The client can be honest and open, without fear of judgement.

This is the redirection of feelings for a significant person, especially those unconsciously retained from childhood, onto the therapist. Clients may feel an ‘erotic attraction’ to their therapist, but this transference can manifest in many other forms, such as hatred, mistrust, extreme dependence and rage. Through recognition and exploration of this relationship, the client can begin to understand their feelings and resolve any conflicts with figures from their childhood.

The therapist is likely to stay quiet throughout therapy, but will occasionally interject with thoughts or interpretations of the topics the client chooses to discuss. The application of these interpretations will depend on the therapist’s awareness of the client’s mental state and their capacity to integrate material that they are not yet aware of.

The therapist will help the client learn new patterns of behaviour and ways of thinking that promote personal development and growth, helping them to overcome any limitations caused by unconscious feelings.

Generally, this process tends to be quick and solution-focused, and sessions will take place once a week, lasting for around 50 minutes a session. Of course, this is completely down to you, the client. If you would like more or fewer sessions, speak to your therapist and they will be able to devise a plan that is right for you.

Your therapist may combine the psychodynamic approach with hypnosis in a procedure known as hypnoanalysis. Hypnoanalysis is a form of psychodynamic therapy that aims to discover and resolve the root cause of a concern. It draws on concepts from analytical psychotherapy and uses these with hypnotherapy techniques. The hope is that hypnoanalysis can resolve problems rather than manage symptoms, and therefore address long-standing issues. 

What Can It Help With?

Psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy provides an effective treatment for a range of psychological disorders, both as a treatment in its own right and as an adjunct to other forms of treatment. It can contribute significantly to patient’s mental and physical health, to their sense of well-being and to their ability to manage their lives more effectively.

Psychodynamic therapy can help resolve and manage:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Addiction
  • Relationship issues

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What Is Online Therapy?

 

Therapy is changing. Thousands of people are now receiving therapies via the internet; using a video chatting service such as FaceTime and Skype.

This is a modern way to receive therapy and has some great benefits. You can fit your sessions in around what you have going on. Being open to receiving therapy via the internet is the best way to start. Whether it's CBT or Hypnotherapy there is something for everyone.

Therapy Via Video or Phone

 

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