Psychodynamic Counselling

Psychodynamic counselling uses the therapeutic relationship to gain insight into unconscious relationship patterns that evolved since childhood. Psychodynamic Counselling/Psychotherapy is based on listening, reflection and interpretation of dreams, and helps to make links between earlier experiences often outside our awareness and present difficulties, which can be better understood and worked through in a safe, reliable and confidential environment. The sessions are regular and sufficiently frequent to provide support and continuity, and to enable working in depth, which makes lasting change possible, Psychodynamic Counselling may help you with a wide variety of emotional difficulties, some examples are listed below:-

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Assertiveness

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Bereavement and Loss

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Stress at Work

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Your Relationships

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‘Mid-life’ Crisis

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Panic Attacks and Phobias

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Anger and Rage

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Sexuality Issues

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Living with a Life Threatening Illness

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Unemployment, redundancy and retirement

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Depression

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Anxiety

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Lack of Confidence

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Sexual, emotional or physical abuse

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Emotional or physical exhaustion as a carer

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Trauma including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Difficulty in accessing emotions

A painful situation in the present may have its roots in the past, although we may not be aware of the connection. Once these links are uncovered, the individual can begin to experience greater freedom of thought and action, leading to an improved sense of self and positive change. Psychoanalytic therapies have unconscious processes at the heart of the work. The process of change occurs as clients become more aware of the power of the unconscious, including defence mechanisms, instincts and rules for life, to influence behaviour, and hence more able to control their actions and responses.