Simply put, working psychodynamically involves considering how you relate to yourself, and to others. This may include partners and family, friends and work colleagues, or to me, as your therapist.
Sessions take place at least weekly, over varying periods of time, and we talk. I will listen out for patterns (dynamics) that you repeat in life, and what maybe blocking or inhibiting change (defences). Then, together we consider if they are helpful, or if you want to change them.
These patterns maybe conscious or unconscious, expressed through your language, behaviours, thinking, dreams, and how you conduct relationships. And of course, how you feel.
Experience suggests that we have our own solutions, but that they have somehow become obscured by events in our lives. Working psychodynamically we aim to build psychological insight and resilience to bring about the change and self-acceptance to reduce distress.