Simply put, working psychodynamically involves considering how you relate to yourself, and to others. This may include partners and family, friends, work colleagues, or to me, as your therapist.
In brief psychodynamic therapy, we will agree a focus for the work, and how you might measure progress. My role is to keep the focus, and as we talk, we will listen out for patterns that you repeat in life (dynamics) and suggest what maybe blocking or inhibiting change (defences). Then, together we will consider what is helpful, and what you might change.
These patterns maybe conscious or unconscious, expressed through your language, behaviours, thinking, dreams, and how you conduct relationships. And of course, how you feel.
Experience suggests that we have our own solutions, but that they have become obscured by events in our lives. Working psychodynamically we will aim to build your psychological insight and resilience to bring about change and self-acceptance all with the aim to reduce distress.
Sessions are £120 for 60 minutes. These take place online, weekly, for up to six months.