Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

The Psychodynamic approach recognises that your feelings of distress and problems in the present may have connections to your early life experiences.

The goal of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is not to dwell on the past but to explore how prior relationships and attachments may provide insight into current psychological problems. By understanding these links, you can make better sense of your situation and find new ways of perceiving the world, yourself and your relationships.

In Psychodynamic sessions, therapists help people gain insight into their lives and present-day problems. They also evaluate patterns people develop over time. To do this, therapists review certain life factors with a person in therapy:

  • Emotions
  • Thoughts
  • Early-life experiences
  • Beliefs

Recognising recurring patterns can help people see how they can avoid distress or develop defense mechanisms to cope. This valuable insight may allow them to begin changing those patterns.

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How effective is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is one of the main therapy approaches used globally to treat issues such as anxiety and depression. It is used in the UK by both the NHS and independent therapists.

Jacqueline Colligan, BA (Hons), MSc, Dip Couns. MBACP


Counselling & Psychotherapy

I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, trained in London, educated to Masters Degree level, and a professionally registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Originally, I worked in Behavioural Healthcare Science and Organisational Psychology as a Public Health Academic, lecturing and researching at Newcastle University Medical School and on the University of Durham MBA Programme. As a result, I have authored numerous academic papers on changing health behaviours, and have several high ranking publications in these fields of study.

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