Psychodynamic Counselling (Jacobs) gives emphasis to the influence of past experience on the development of current behaviour, unconscious processes, influence on self-esteem and maladaptive patterns of behaviour by object relations theory.
The client's emotional reactions are a source of information.
The psychodynamic approach is derived from psychoanalysis, but usually provides a quicker solution to emotional problems (138).
Transference is the redirection of emotions originally felt in childhood (2); when the client projects their feelings experienced in previous significant relationships on to the therapist, is a method used in this type of therapy.
Psychodynamic approach stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour. The client is encouraged to talk with their therapist about childhood relationships with parents and other significant people, and the therapist focuses on the dynamics of the client/therapist relationship.
This approach often is combined with the problem-solving methods, effective with the students’ problems.
Counselling may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.