Therapy (also referred to as counselling or psychotherapy) can help you gain a deeper understanding of your issues in order to make sense of what has happened, or is happening, in your life. Therapy provides the space and time to be able to talk about the way you feel, help sort out your thoughts and reflect upon life's challenges.
Dynamic Mind encourages individuals to explore what influences their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This can bring about an awareness of client choices, and the opportunity to develop resilient coping strategies to establish and maintain emotional wellbeing, positive mental health, and healthy relationships. Therapy can help you to decide what changes you may want to make in your life: be empowered, accept and overcome your challenges, re-gain control.
Therapy can also help a client to recognise what resources are already available to them, appreciating that everyone has the potential for psychological strength- they might just not know it yet. By establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship, Dynamic Mind could help you to feel happier and more confident with moving forward in your life.
When faced with painful experiences, the human mind tries to protect itself from emotional and psychological hurt. Thoughts, feelings, memories are suppressed, in order to help an individual navigate a way through their world- the pain may be too much for the conscious mind to process. However, issues may continue to arise for an individual should the root of their difficulties be ignored or bottled up.
Psychodynamic therapy works to reveal and bring the unconscious mind into conscious awareness. A supportive therapist will help their client unravel and understand deep-rooted thoughts and feelings. Looking what's behind expressed behaviours, the client's internal emotional world is explored.
The psychodynamic therapist's role is to help their client make sense and process how the client's history has impacted upon their present existence. Psychodynamic techniques will enable a client to feel heard, be able to regulate their emotions more freely, and make greater sense of their world. Psychodynamic therapy considers an individual's attachment style and patterns of behaviour, as part of the therapeutic formulation. The therapist will utilise different psychodynamic theories based upon individual client needs.