Also known as Client-Centred Psychotherapy, this is a humanistic approach to therapy that deals with a client’s conscious knowledge and experience of themselves. Rather than interpreting unconscious motivations, the person-centred approach values the client’s knowledge and places their point of view at the centre of the work. This approach to therapy sees human beings as innately prone towards developing their true potential, and works to foster a better understanding of any obstacles that may be preventing this development.
The goal of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is to develop a client’s understanding of the influence that their past experiences may be having on their present behaviours and emotions. By in-depth reflection on unresolved conflicts that may have arisen in previous relationships, this therapy seeks to provide insight into how these conflicts may be affecting a client’s current emotional well-being.