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Psychodynamic Therapy

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Psychodynamic Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that delves deep into the unconscious mind to explore past experiences, emotions, and beliefs that may be influencing current behaviours and relationships. Rooted in the principles of Freudian psychology, this therapeutic approach focuses on increasing self-awareness and understanding the impact of early life experiences on present-day functioning.


At Clarina Counselling & Psychotherapy, I pride myself on my compassionate and client-centred approach to therapy. I am an experienced therapist who is dedicated to providing personalised care tailored to the unique needs and goals of each of my individual clients. I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment where clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in their lives.


If you're ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

I am are here to support you every step of the way, offering guidance, encouragement, and insight as you work towards a happier, healthier future.


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Psychodynamic Therapy for Addiction

Addiction can take many forms, from substance abuse to behavioural addictions such as gambling or shopping. My Psychodynamic Therapy approach recognises that addiction often stems from underlying emotional pain or unresolved trauma. By addressing these core issues in a safe and supportive environment, individuals can develop healthier coping mechanisms and break free from the cycle of addiction.

Psychodynamic Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression can significantly impact one's quality of life, making even simple tasks feel overwhelming. Through Psychodynamic Therapy, I will work collaboratively with clients to explore the root causes of their symptoms, including past traumas, negative thought patterns, or unresolved conflicts. By gaining insight into these underlying issues, individuals can learn to manage their symptoms more effectively and experience greater emotional well-being.

Psychodynamic Therapy for Trauma and PTSD

Experiencing trauma can leave a lasting imprint on a person's psyche, leading to symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and hypervigilance. Taking a Psychodynamic Therapy approach provides a safe space for individuals to process their traumatic experiences, make sense of their emotions, and develop healthy coping strategies for moving forward.

Psychodynamic Therapy for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder are complex conditions that often stem from deeper psychological issues related to body image, self-esteem, and control. Through Psychodynamic Therapy, we help individuals explore the underlying emotions and beliefs driving their disordered eating behaviours, fostering a healthier relationship with food and their bodies.

Psychodynamic Therapy for Bereavement and Grief

Losing a loved one can be one of life's most challenging experiences, leaving individuals feeling lost, alone, and overwhelmed by grief. Our Psychodynamic Therapy approach acknowledges the complex emotions associated with bereavement and provides a supportive space for individuals to process their feelings, find meaning in their loss, and gradually adjust to life without their loved one.

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Psychodynamic Therapy for Stress Management

In today's fast-paced world, stress has become an inevitable part of life for many people. Whether it's due to work pressures, relationship issues, or financial worries, chronic stress can take a toll on both our physical and mental well-being. Through Psychodynamic Therapy, we help individuals identify the sources of their stress, explore how past experiences may be contributing to their current stress levels, and develop healthier coping strategies for managing stress in their daily lives.


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  • What is psychotherapy, and how does it differ from counselling?
    Psychotherapy involves a more in-depth exploration of emotional issues and typically addresses deeper-rooted patterns and concerns. Counselling tends to focus on specific problems and finding solutions for them within a shorter timeframe.
  • How do I know if I need psychotherapy or counselling?
    I can help you determine the most suitable approach based on your individual needs and goals. If you're unsure, feel free to contact us for a consultation to discuss your concerns and explore your options.
  • How long does therapy typically last?
    The duration of therapy varies depending on factors such as the nature of your concerns, your goals for therapy, and your progress over time. Some clients may achieve their goals in a few sessions, while others may benefit from longer-term therapy.
  • Is therapy confidential?
    Yes, confidentiality is a fundamental aspect of therapy. I adhere to strict ethical guidelines and professional standards to ensure that your privacy is protected at all times. Exceptions to confidentiality are rare and typically involve situations where there is a risk of harm to yourself or others.
  • What types of issues can therapy help with?
    Therapy can be beneficial for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, stress management, self-esteem issues, and more. I have extensive expertise in various therapeutic approaches to address diverse concerns effectively.
  • What happens during the first therapy session?
    During the initial session, your therapist will gather information about your current concerns, personal history, and therapy goals. This session also provides an opportunity for you to ask questions, discuss your expectations for therapy, and build rapport.
  • How often will I need to attend therapy sessions?
    The frequency of therapy sessions depends on your individual needs and preferences. Initially, sessions may be scheduled weekly or bi-weekly to establish momentum and progress. Over time, session frequency may decrease as you make strides towards your therapy goals.
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