Childhood experiences, particularly those that are traumatic or overwhelming, can leave a lasting impact on a person's beliefs, values, and behaviours and can contribute to developing mental health issues later in life.
The psychodynamic counselling approach aims to help clients recover from childhood trauma by exploring how early experiences may have shaped their current beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours. We will work together to identify patterns of behaviour that may be rooted in past experiences, which in turn help gain insight into the underlying psychological factors that may be contributing to your current difficulties.
The psychodynamic counselling approach views childhood trauma as a significant factor in shaping an individual's emotional and psychological development.
Through this process of exploration, it will be possible to begin making sense of your past experiences and to develop new ways of coping with difficult emotions and memories. I will provide a supportive and non-judgmental space in which you can explore and process your emotions. This process will also help to build a sense of self-acceptance and self-compassion.
One of the key concepts in the psychodynamic counselling approach is the idea of transference, which refers to the way in which clients may unconsciously transfer feelings, attitudes, and behaviours from past relationships onto the therapeutic relationship. This can provide valuable insights into how individuals have learned to relate to others and can help them to work through any negative patterns of behaviour that may be causing difficulties in their current relationships.