Psychodynamic psychotherapy uses dialogue and interaction in a safe and confidential environment, to help identify the themes and patterns of thought and behaviour that can generate emotional distress. This can often involve talking through past experiences and understanding how they impact you today.
It is a treatment process that requires active participation, encouraging free expression and exploration of whatever comes to mind.
The relationship with the therapist is important, as it provides an opportunity to examine ways of thinking and relating in the here and now, as well as taking account of factors to do with development.
"We are what we are because we have been what we have been, and what is needed for solving the problems of human life and motives is not moral estimates but more knowledge" - Sigmund Freud