Trish Hart, Clinical Psychologist

The essence of psychodynamic psychotherapy is exploring those aspects of the self that are not fully known (that are the psychological roots of emotional suffering) and bringing them into consciousness. This requires self-reflection, self-exploration and self-discovery which takes place in the context of a safe and deeply authentic relationship between therapist and patient. All of this material provides a rich source of information about how a person views themselves and others, interprets and makes sense of experience, or interferes with the potential capacity to find greater enjoyment and meaning in life. The goal is not just symptom remission, but to foster positive psychological capacities and resources.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is effective for a wide range of mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, panic and stress-related physical ailments, and the benefits of the therapy have been shown to increase after treatment has ended.