Therapy in Rugby
There can be times in life when old ways of coping no longer work: maybe those coping mechanisms have themselves become a problem, such as addictive or avoiding behaviours, problems with anxiety, or in your relationships. There is sometimes a sense that things cannot continue as they are and change is needed.
There might have been a recent crisis, change or event, or it might be a sense that things are not as they should be and that life could be more fulfilling: less of a battle. Counselling/psychotherapy provides a safe confidential space to start unravelling what is going on and find a more peaceful, settled way forward.
Psychodynamic therapy: what does it mean?
When choosing a therapist you may be confused by all the different types of therapy on offer. In essence we all do much the same, we just use different tools.
Psychodynamic therapy aims to give an understanding of current difficulties by linking them to past experiences where necessary. It can help you understand how early experiences and relationships have provided a blueprint, often unconsciously, of what we expect from life. By bringing more of these old ways of behaving/relating into conscious awareness you will have the tools to reflect and make changes. Psychodynamic therapy sees the relationship between therapist and client as very important, so it’s essential you choose a counsellor you feel you can work with.
See the About Me page for more on my training as a psychodynamic therapist.
How long does therapy take?
Therapy can be short term: 6 to 20 weeks or long term, which can be months or even years. The time you spend in therapy is up to you and dependant upon what it is that you need. Short term therapy focuses upon a particular issue, or decision. Longer term therapy will be more in depth work and will cover several issues. Not everyone has clear aims or goals when they come for therapy so don’t worry if you don’t have a specific aim.