Alcohol, drug and other addictions
Unwanted patterns of behaviour
Bereavement or other issues of loss
There are many issues psychotherapy can help with and above are just a few the reasons many clients seek it as one of the longer term talking therapies available to them.
- Address problems that have built up over a long period of time.
- Help you understand your feelings, thoughts and actions more clearly.
- Identifies emotional issues and the background to problems and difficulties.
Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic therapies are based on our unconscious thoughts and perceptions from our childhood experiences, and how these affect current behaviour and thoughts. There are a range of therapeutic methods and options that your counsellor may use as part of their treatment plan such as:
- Jungian therapy: Jungian psychotherapy is a specific branch of psychodynamic therapy that works from the theories of Carl Jung, considered to be one of the forefathers of psychology.
- Psychoanalysis: Psychoanalysis was developed by Sigmund Freud and focuses on an individual's unconscious, deep-rooted thoughts that often stem from childhood. Through free associations, dreams or fantasies, clients can learn how to interpret deeply buried memories or experiences that may be causing them distress.
- Psychoanalytic therapy: Based on psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic therapy also focuses on how an individual's unconscious thoughts are influencing them. However, psychoanalytic therapy is usually less intensive than psychoanalysis.
- Psychodynamic therapy: Psychodynamic therapy evolved from psychoanalytic therapy and seeks to discover how unconscious thoughts affect current behaviour. Psychodynamic therapy usually focuses on more immediate problems and attempts to provide a quicker solution.