Coastal Child and Adult Therapeutic Services

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy is a type of therapeutic approach which believes the unconscious mind and thoughts are responsible for negative feelings and behaviours.

The aim of this approach is to explore and resolve deep-rooted feelings that might be difficult to process or understand. Psychodynamic therapy originates from the work of Sigmund Freud, who argued that in response to negative life events, people may present with defence mechanisms which may not be so helpful in the long-term.

Our therapists who are trained in this approach have many years’ experience working with a range of psychological problems, including anxiety, phobias and trauma. We recognise that therapy is unique to each individual, and as such every session is tailored to your needs and particular circumstances. This approach encourages free discussion of thoughts and feelings and our therapists will support you towards positive ways of thinking and finding solutions to your difficulties.

CCATS staff trained in psychodynamic therapy: