Type of therapy I practise...
CBT, Psychodynamic or Psychotherapeutic, Person Centred, and Mindfulness.
Psychodynamic or Psychotherapeutic theory for me is two main areas, we look at childhood and early learning, we do this because as children we are very influenced by those around us, sometimes this is good, sometimes not so good. And although childhood and those early lessons may have been 20, 30 or even 50 years ago, it can and often does still affect us. I often describe this period as programming and if we don,t re programme, then the learning stays the same. the other main area we consider whilst working in the Psychodynamic model is Unconscious mind and conscious mind. we spend approximately 90% of day in the unconscious mind, because it is unconscious we often don,t know whats happening down there.
Here is a another description of this model:
Psychodynamic theory is a view that explains personality in terms of conscious and unconscious forces, such as unconscious desires and beliefs. In the early 20th century, Sigmund Freud proposed a Psychodynamic theory according to which personality consists of the id (responsible for instincts and pleasure-seeking), the superego (which attempts to obey the rules of parents and society), and the ego (which mediates between them according to the demands of reality).Psychodynamic theories commonly hold that childhood experiences shape personality. Such theories are associated with psychoanalysis, a type of therapy that attempts to reveal unconscious thoughts and desires.
Person/Client Centred Counselling works with the belief that the clients knows what is best for them. They need time, space and facilitation from a professional and the use of the three core conditions listed below to ensure success.
According to Rogers (1979), there are three conditions that facilitate this growth: 1) Genuineness/Realness/Congruence; 2) Acceptance/Caring/Unconditional Positive Regard, and 3) Empathic Understanding.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
CBT cannot remove your problems but can help you manage them in a more positive way. It encourages you to examine how your thoughts affect how you feel and therefore behave.
As we look closer at our thought patterns, we can change how we feel and behave.