Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


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Unexpressed emotions will never die”.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is one of the most well-known psychological treatments available. The main goal of psychoanalytic psychotherapy is to help clients better understand past experiences and how these can play a role in their current behaviours, thoughts and emotions in everyday life. 

What is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and how can it help?

It’s a type of therapy that allows people to move forward from past conflicting emotional experiences. Most psychological symptoms are formed and maintained by limiting thoughts and beliefs patterns. These beliefs are also strengthened by negative thinking styles which dictate how we view the rest of our lives.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy allows people to recover by exposing them to difficult life experiences, such as traumatic, emotional experiences.

Both are based on the doctrine of cause and effect and the main objective is to search out the original emotional experience or source of the originating problem by use of free association.

Free association allows the client to freely explore their unconscious mind without censorship enabling them to bring about old emotions that may have been hidden. When unexpressed emotions or experiences are not dealt with they can cause unwanted behaviours and actions.

How is anxiety linked to a past experience?

Its where an intense emotional event from our childhood is hidden from the conscious mind causing unwanted behaviour and emotions. This can be linked with a behaviour such as a phobia, social anxiety, panic attack, depression or a physical symptom such as a stuttering and stammering. When negative past events are examined in this way its enables associated emotions to be released. These patterns of negative behaviour become unnecessary and therefore break down immediately.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy enables a person to visit any unresolved negative experiences in a non-judgemental atmosphere. When this is achieved it changes their limiting belief gaining a feeling of relief.

Who can benefit from Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?

It can benefit those who are just curious to know more about themselves and how their mind works. Essentially though, It’s for adults who have concerns that limit the way they want to live their lives. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy allow them to address their internal conflicts and increase self understanding and freedom from negative thoughts and patterns of behaviour that are limiting life satisfaction.

Symptoms that can be helped with Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, although not exhaustive are:

Anxiety, depression, personality disorders, obsessions, compulsions.

‘Nobody should have something inside of themselves but outside their control’.

If you want permanent freedom from your symptoms and issues then a course of psychoanalytic psychotherapy could be what’s needed for your life.


For more information about our treatments please contact Steve to arrange an initial consultation. All emails and telephone calls are strictly confidential.

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Available in Arundel and Chichester, West Sussex.