What Is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?: Considered as a form of depth psychology (exploring how the unconscious aspects of the human experience influence a human’s psychological conditions and treatment), psychodynamic psychotherapy believes that awareness of the unconscious mind forms an important part of this type of therapy modality, as well as an analysis of past relationships (particularly with caregivers) and their effect on your current life.
Developed as a shorter, less complex alternative to psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic psychotherapy (also called psychoanalytic psychotherapy ) retains the in-depth style of talking therapy but focuses less on the client-therapist relationship and more on the client’s relationship with their external world.
What is the goal of psychodynamic psychotherapy?: The objectives of psychodynamic therapy are for clients to develop their self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on their present behaviour. There is a wide range of therapeutic psychotherapy modalities (see below) rooted in psychodynamic psychotherapy that we offer clients at HQ Therapy and will help you attain a stronger, healthier sense of self.
As well as increasing self-esteem and confidence, the development of more fulfilling personal relationships, and improving self-knowledge, psychodynamic therapy has proved effective in treating a host of behavioural disorders as well as some physical and emotional issues (see below for more). It will also aim to help you access and understand your feelings and gain a sense of meaning in life.