People who have long term or recurrent difficulties can find this form of therapy especially helpful for reaching and understanding the root cause of their problems.
This form of therapy involves the therapist listening to the person’s experiences and exploring with them possible connections with what is being experienced and felt in the here and now, to those of their past experiences.
It also looks at how much of people’s behaviour and interaction can often be carried out without the person being fully conscious of it, this can often lead to problems being repeated without the person being aware of how they came about i.e. ‘how did I get here again’. This approach explores and tries to bring thoughts and behaviour more into people’s conscious control.
The relationship between the therapist and person in therapy is used to try to understand current difficulties in significant relationships in the person’s life.
Psychodynamic therapy can help people understand and get to know themselves better and enable them to improve their relationships and interactions with others.