Bringing the unconscious into the conscious with a course of psychodynamic therapy

Psychodynamic therapy is about self-exploration — helping you to become more aware of your inner world, conflicts and hidden impulses.

Work one-to-one with an experienced psychodynamic therapist and gain a deeper understanding of yourself and let go of old patterns that are no longer serving you.

what to expect

How psychodynamic psychotherapy works

Psychodynamic therapy involves understanding how earlier, repressed emotions and experiences might still be affecting you and your relationships today. By examining the unconscious drives behind your issues, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and let go of old patterns that are no longer serving you.

Sessions are led by you and you’re invited to bring whatever’s on your mind. The therapist listens to your words and unconscious communications, then offers interpretations to link what you’re doing or saying with a deeper meaning or pattern, given what they know about you and your history.

It is traditionally a longer-term approach but there are briefer forms, such as Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) that typically last 16 sessions. Some people opt for a more intensive form known as psychoanalysis, which involves having multiple sessions per week and can involve lying on the couch in the session with the therapist sitting behind out of view.

What can psychodynamic psychotherapy help with?

Psychodynamic therapy works to gradually bring about deep level change that lasts and can help with anything from complex mental health challenges to a general feeling of a lack of fulfilment. Some areas it has been shown to help with are depression or low mood, stress, anxiety, anger, identity issues, relationship issues, self-esteem, somatic symptoms and eating issues.

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Why choose to do therapy with us?

When you’re ready to engage with therapy, the quality of your experience counts. At My Therapy Assistant, we take care of everything so that you can focus on your journey to feeling better.

Flexible sessions

Start with a single session, or book a course. Choose to do 30, 50 or 80 minutes.. Switch from online to in-person sessions. You choose how you want to complete your therapy journey.

Quality therapists

Founded by a clinical psychologist with decades of expertise, we carefully screen and assess every therapist in our network with a rigorous quality standard so you can feel confident about the support that's available to you.

Bespoke therapy

The era of one-size-fits-all is over. Our network of experienced therapists offer a broad range of cutting-edge evidence-based therapies and will tailor a bespoke approach to best suit your needs.

How much does it cost?

Simple pricing

Whichever therapist you choose to work with, you'll pay the same fee for sessions. So you can focus on how they work and their areas of expertise, not how they compare on price. You'll also gain access to carefully designed therapy resources to support your journey every step of the way. Once you've selected your therapist, you can choose to start with the traditional 50 minute session or one of our other two session lengths.

how it works

Simple from start to first session and beyond

1
Select the best therapist for your needs

Use our search and filter option to find the right therapist for you, or take a quick assessment for recommendations based on your needs.

2
Choose when and how you want to do therapy

Select a time, date and session length that suits you, and choose whether to do your sessions in-person or online via video or live chat.

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Nurture change and start feeling better

Your therapist will create bespoke treatment sessions, all supported by our therapy-enhancing resources and accessed through our platform.

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Create own therapy journey

My Therapy Assistant brings together video, chat, and in-person sessions, giving you greater flexibility. Choose to do online sessions one week and in-person sessions the next. You can create the right therapy journey to suit your availability and needs.

Video Call

Speak to your therapist face-to-face online from home or wherever you choose

Live Chat

For those who prefer to open up over text, choose to talk to your therapist over live chat

In Person

Want to meet in with your therapist in-person? Meet with your therapist at a location near you

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