Copyright © 2012-16 | Shelley L. Heusser

Shelley Heusser

Clinical Psychologist

BSocSc Psych. (UCT), BA. Hons Psych. (UCT), MA. Clin. Psych. (NMMU)

Practice No: 0445800  Reg No: 0112860

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic   Psychotherapy   developed   as   an   alternative   to   traditional   psychoanalysis.   It   shares   the   aim   of psychoanalysis   to   address   the   root   cause   and   foundation   of   your   problems   in   order   to   effectively,   and   sometimes permanently, alleviate your symptoms. According    to    Psychodynamic    Psychotherapy,    our    behaviour    is    influenced    and    shaped    by    our    unconscious thoughts   and   actions.   I   will   help   you   look   at   your   emotions,   thoughts,   past   experiences,   and   beliefs   in   order   to   gain insight   into   your   life   and   your   current   problems   and   to   understand   the   patterns   that   you   have   developed   over   time. Taking steps to change these patterns will help you develop new ways of dealing with problems. We   will   closely   look   at   your   interpersonal   relationships,   as   this   will   help   you   to   see   your   part   and   pattern   in relationships   and   empower   you   to   transform   dynamics   that   have   not   suited   you   in   the   past.   Brief   psychodynamic therapy   is   goal-oriented   and   can   take   anywhere   from   15   to   20   sessions,   whereas   long-term   psychodynamic therapy   may   take   more   than   two   years.   The   ultimate   goal,   whether   short-term   or   long-term,   is   to   create   self- awareness and insight in the client. In   Brief   Psychodynamic   Psychotherapy,   we   will   figure   out   the   central   focus   of   your   therapy   during   the   initial assessment   process.   This   focus   will   be   agreed   on   by   the   both   of   us.   In   brief   therapy,   I   will   be   fairly   active   in keeping   the   session   focused   on   the   main   identified   issue.   This   will   allow   me   to   do   major   interpretive   work   in   a relatively short time. In   longer   term   therapy,   we   will   take   our   time   to   get   to   the   depths   of   your   personality,   and   work   at   a   slower,   but deeper pace to create meaningful change in your identity, your relationships, and in your work and social life.
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Copyright © 2012-15 | Shelley L. Heusser

Shelley Heusser

Clinical Psychologist

BSocSc Psych. (UCT), BA. Hons Psych. (UCT), MA. Clin. Psych. (NMMU)

Practice No: 0445800  Reg No: 0112860