A lot of the work I do, both formally and informally, revolves around psychodynamic psychotherapy. What’s that, you ask?
Psychotherapy is a “talking” treatment to help with mental stresses and troubles. The treatment is conducted by an expert, within a set framework with the goal of improving the emotional and mental well-being of a patient.
Psychodynamic refers to forces in our mind, some of which we are not aware of. Stemming originally from Sigmund Freud, he hypothesized everyone has thoughts and feelings that are kept out of ones’ awareness, in the unconscious. The unconscious is powerful and can affect and shape our conscious thoughts, feelings and actions.
Treatment moves forward as an interplay of support and deeper understanding and is done in an empathic manner.