Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is conducted as a weekly psychotherapy. Through talking with the therapist about inner feelings, internal struggles, life history and interpersonal relationships, clients become increasingly aware of repetitive relationship patterns, conflicts and tensions that lead to certain symptoms, problems or challenges in their lives. Through the talking relationship with the therapist, the client is assisted in bringing these, usually unconscious, aspects of their self into awareness. With continued discussion and exploration over time, clients begin to integrate and accept the conflicting parts of the self. This then helps reduce the tension, troublesome symptoms and relationship difficulties that initially brought the client into treatment, thus beginning the process of healing. Research evidence supports that psychodynamic psychotherapy can effect change in mood, anxiety, sense of self leading to improved interpersonal relationships.