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Psychodynamic therapy seeks to make the unconscious conscious, by exploring how past relationships with family and significant others have impacted your emotional and mental wellbeing in the present. It is believed that these early experiences can have a deep, mostly unconscious effect on our lives and how we view ourselves and our relationships. By delving into the unconscious, the goal is to gain an understanding of the distress that is rooted in these experiences. To protect ourselves from this pain, we develop unconscious defensive mechanisms, such as projections, dissociation and denial.
Psychodynamic therapy is a long-term approach that aims to help individuals understand and overcome the limitations caused by their unconscious feelings. Techniques such as interpretations, transference and free association are used to explore hidden conflicts and unresolved issues that are impacting their current behaviour and mood. Through this exploration of early life emotions, memories and experiences, people become more skilled at understanding and analysing their current difficulties. This can often result in changes in how they feel and behave in their existing relationships. Therapy typically lasts from many months to many years, depending on the individual's needs.
Psychodynamic therapy is an ideal form of treatment for individuals seeking to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the potential underlying causes of their behaviors. It can be beneficial for those wishing to explore why they may be drawn to unavailable or abusive partners or feeling stuck in the same unhelpful patterns. In addition, psychodynamic therapy can be used to aid in the treatment of various conditions such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, codependency, narcissism and narcissistic abuse, PTSD and CPTSD, trauma, low self-esteem, repetitive behaviors, low self-confidence, emotional abuse, physical abuse, loss of meaning and purpose, bereavement, and life adjustment issues.