What is Psychodynamic Counselling?
The psychodynamic approach to counselling subscribes to the belief that events and experiences from the past can influence behaviour and how we relate to others in the present. Developing an awareness of these behaviours can result in an acceptance of yourself, reduce anxiety and increase emotional resilliance.
What Happens in the Consultation?
If you are unsure if counselling is right for you, then a no obligation consultation will give you a feel for what is involved.
In our first meeting, we will discuss your reasons for seeking help and your hopes and expectations. Most importantly, we will see if we can work together.
At the end of the session, if you decide you would like to go ahead with counselling we will book a mutually convient time for you to attend weekly 50 minute sessions. You do not have to decide immediately. If you would like a few days to think about it then that's OK.
What Happens in a Counselling Session?
Your session will be for 50 minutes each week. You can talk in confidence about anything you wish. Your counselling will be open ended meaning that you can attend for as long as we both feel it is beneficial.
I will not give you advice or tell you what to do but I will help you to find your own solutions.
What Do I Talk About?
You may feel anxious about what to say in your counselling sessions. There is no right or wrong subject to talk about. We will work at your pace and you can talk about whatever you wish. You can tell me about a situation that is worrying you, events from the past or troubling thoughts and emotions you might be experiencing.
If you get stuck, I will guide you. I find that, in time, as clients begin to feel more comfortable they need less guidance and can talk more freely.