I balance psychodynamic and humanistic approaches according to your individual needs.
PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY / COUNSELLING
Derived from Psychoanalysis, this approach stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour. The client is encouraged to talk about childhood relationships, patterns of behaviour, ideas, dreams and fantasies. The therapist focuses on the client/therapist relationship (the dynamics) and in particular on the transference, which is when the client projects onto the therapist feelings experienced in previous significant relationships.
This approach encourages people to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. Emphasis is on self-development and achieving highest potential. "Client-Centred" or "Non-Directive" approach is often used and the therapy can be described as "holistic" or looking at person as a whole. The client's creative instincts may be used to explore and resolve personal issues.
TRANSPERSONAL COUPLES THERAPY
An integration of psychodynamic, systemic and cognitive approaches within a transpersonal context, which regards conflict as arising from primal wounds and thus proffering the opportunity for healing and growth.
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