WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU WORK WITH A PSYCHODYNAMIC COUNSELLOR
What is Psychodynamic Counselling?
As a trained psychodynamic counsellor, I am able to work with clients on a therapeutic level should they feel this would be more beneficial than coaching.
Psychodynamic counselling is developed from psychoanalysis and enables you to develop a better understanding of the way you relate to people (and to yourself). Psychoanalysis is a form of treatment invented by Freud. It is used to understand the theory of human psychological development and the structure of the human mind. The word psychodynamic is commonly used to describe models of therapy, which have evolved from classical psychoanalysis.
There are many types of talking therapy, but psychodynamic counselling is often popular because it encourages a more natural, genuine way of living.
Aims of Psychodynamic Counselling
The aim of psychodynamic counselling is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness, helping people to understand their deep-rooted feelings and memories in order to process and resolve them.
Psychodynamic counselling is particularly effective for individuals who have a real interest in exploring themselves, as well as those seeking treatment for specific issues such as anxiety and difficulty with forming or maintaining personal relationships.
Work with a Trained, Certified Counsellor
In 2015, I became part of a women’s support network, which gave me the chance to use my knowledge and deep understanding of domestic violence to help others.
I began on my path to becoming a qualified counsellor in 2016, when I earned a Foundation Certificate in psychodynamic counselling skills and theory from the Counselling Foundation in Bedford. From there, I was able to use my skill set to further help the women’s support network that I was involved with.
As psychodynamic counselling deals with the unconscious and can be quite powerful, I wanted to broaden my knowledge of more general counselling skills. To achieve this, I completed an AIM Award in counselling at Hills Road in Cambridge.
Still Unsure About Which Option is Right for You?
If you’re unsure whether you wish to explore life coaching or counselling, please feel free to get in touch with me for a chat about both options. I offer a free 20-minute introductory session, during which time I will get to know you better and explore what you hope to get out of your sessions with me. From there, I will be able to advise on the best route to help you achieve your aims.