A Brief History of Counselling

Psychodynamic counselling can be traced back many years when Sigmund Freud pioneered this type of therapy. It mainly focuses on how our mind relates to ourselves and to others and also how our unconscious actions can affect our daily routine. This may be something from our past, which has been triggered off by something which we have experienced recently.

By exploring our thoughts and feelings we can often identify some issues that may have been troubling us and be able to let them go thus allowing us to move on. Once we become aware of these issues, we can see where perhaps change may need to occur within our lives, and take steps to implement them in a satisfactory way to enhance our current lifestyle.

Although my diploma is in the psychodynamic form of counselling, I often draw from the skills and theoretical backgrounds of the 'person centred' form and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which enables me to gain a greater understanding of clients and what they may be experiencing in their lives.


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