Psychodynamic Therapy is a form of psychotherapy, derived from Psychoanalysis and carefully calibrated to modern life to be more accessible to a wider reach of society. It includes the theories of Freud, Jung and other founding and modern psychoanalytic theorists and explores the unconscious processes which underlie human experiences, relationships and behaviour.
In Psychodynamic therapy, the therapeutic relationship is key, serving as a bridge between the client's inner and outer worlds, past and present. It works by enabling the client to better understand how they view themselves and others, in readiness for the outside world.
Suffering presents itself in many known and unknown, ordinary and extraordinary ways. Most people have very complex situations, experiences and ways of thinking. So my approach is attuned to each individual's unique needs and personality. I avoid 'getting in the way' with cliches or fixed theoretical stances. I use a process of deep enquiry and sensitive interplay, allowing movement and breakthrough to be fresh, genuine and unimpeded.
During sessions, I consider what might be significant for you in your past and beneath the surface, as well as what is currently happening in your life. Long held patterns, conflicts and concerns, early relationships, losses and experiences are all thought about in the context of how they may be influencing your present situation. Finding a way to move through your distress, confusion or stuckness then becomes a more tangible and realistic prospect. Working this way supports the clients own unfolding towards an enduring sense of agency and autonomy.
I maintain reliable and robust boundaries so that you can explore what you need to safely. Together we will investigate what it is you are struggling with and discover where there is need and possibility for repair, restoration, acceptance, release. Relief and capacity to live as you intend can then develop from healthy roots.
“In each of us there is another whom we do not know.” ― C.G. Jung