Psychodynamic therapy

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on unconscious processes that are revealed in the person’s present behaviour, including the person’s relationship with the therapist. The main goal of psychodynamic therapy is to bring about greater understanding by the person of how past experiences are in constant dynamic interplay with present behaviour, thereby bringing about greater self-awareness. The therapist helps the person to identify and examine symptoms, or destructive ways of relating to others, that are rooted in past relationships, giving the person the opportunity to learn new, more helpful, ways of relating in the present.