Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy
Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (conversational model) is to a large extent practical, being concerned with what actually happens in the process of therapy, and in particular what occurs between the therapist and the client and in what way this is therapeutic.
The client comes to eventually feel recognised, accepted and understood as who they are; their sense of personal being, or self, is fostered; and they can start to drop the destructive defences which disrupt their sense of personal being.
The approach: The Conversational Model is based firmly in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic understanding.
The therapy is concerned to identify activity and personal meaning in the midst of apparent passivity.
It is an interpersonal model of therapy - Psychodynamic Interpersonal therapy. This means that techniques used by the therapist can he defined, taught and measured, and that the model is therefore a useful tool for research.
Aim: allowing the growth of the client's self through encouraging a form of conversational relating called “aloneness-togetherness”.
Focus: on the development of the self implies a capacity to embody and span the dialectic of “aloneness-togetherness” - rather than being disposed toward either schizoid isolation (aloneness) or merging identification with the other (togetherness).
Indications: depression, psychosomatic disorders, self-harm, and borderline personality disorder.
Counselling and Psychotherapy may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.