What Is Psychodynamic Therapy?
Psychodynamic Therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in a person’s present behaviour. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are a client’s self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behaviour.
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. In order to ensure these memories and experiences do not surface many people will develop defences, such as denial and projections. According to psychodynamic therapy, these defences will often do more harm than good.
A therapist with a psychodynamic approach enables us to examine unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from past dysfunctional relationships such as past family issues, bad relationships, and toxic friendships.
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