The term ‘psychotherapy’ covers a range of approaches and methods to talking therapies that are used to treat emotional problems and mental health issues, but at its heart, therapy is about learning to be comfortable with being versus doing.
I am trained in and work as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, which is essentially a form of depth psychology that focuses on you and on obtaining insights into the difficulties that you are experiencing. My role as the psychodynamic psychotherapist is to help you consider your thoughts, feelings and the past events in your life that may be contributing to to the present difficulties that you are experiencing. Working with me in this away means that you will be encouraged to talk about childhood relationships with parents and other significant people, the primary focus being to reveal the unconscious content of a your innermost self in an effort to alleviate your present difficulties.
Psychodynamic therapy tends to be less intensive and briefer than psychoanalysis, and also relies more on the interpersonal relationship between client and therapist than do other forms of depth psychology.
The Benefits of Therapy
Therapy can be a positive force and a powerful tool to help you take control of aspects of your life that you are not happy with. You might be feeling overwhelmed, or you may have noticed that specific issues are impacting your ability to function well. Depending on what these issues are, working with a trained psychotherapist like myself can offer the following benefits:
Help you to express your feelings in a safe and non-judgmental space
Help you gain a deeper insight into the difficulties you are facing and increase your self awareness
Help you talk about things you might not feel be able to discuss with anyone else in a confidential environment
Help from the therapist to enable you to find better ways to cope, or bring about changes in the way you think and behave to improve your mental and emotional well being.