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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (and its related modalities)

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.

What Can Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Can Help With?

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is used to treat a wide range of mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks and stress-related physical issues (see more below).

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your therapist. This is important in order for you to progress in your coaching sessions.

***If you feel you need some help with getting therapy contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and someone will guide you through the process.***

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that we offer clients at HQ Therapy closely related to psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Related Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Approaches Offered At HQ Therapy

Your therapist will use many of the techniques associated with psychoanalysis, for example, dreamwork, word association and transference analysis (exploring the transfer of your emotions from one person to another, such as from your parent to your partner, or to the therapist themself).

Choosing the right therapist is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together forming a collaborative process with both client and therapist as equals.

These are some of the therapy modalities we deal with at HQ Therapy that are closely related to psychodynamic therapy.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapists Working at HQ Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy can be practiced with individuals, couples, families and groups, and it can be short goal-oriented counselling or part of a longer-term therapeutic relationship.

Different psychodynamic therapy modalities will be suitable for different people and, as always, the most important thing is to find a therapist that you trust and with whom you can build a good working relationship.

Below is a selection of our current psychodynamic psychotherapists who are fully trained to work with clients using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply get in touch with us using the form below or give us a call at 0203 997 9229 and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

However, if you feel you are ready to start therapy straight away then click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with a fully qualified therapist, or if you are struggling financially click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with one of our Low-Cost therapists.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored to the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.