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What is a psychodynamic psychotherapist?


It is some ‘trained to work once or twice weekly, generally with the patient/client seated on a chair. Some of the work is with interpretations (making the unconscious part of the mind conscious) and uses the relationship between patient and therapist as the focus, but there is also a focus on everyday life and outside experiences. The theory base is psychoanalytic'[1]. In intercultural psychodynamic approach elements such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, nationality, disability, religion, age among of other categories that formatted us is important to consider.

I provide open-ended as well as time-limited psychotherapy in both English and Portuguese.

 

The leafth of the session is 50 minutes.

 

 

This approach is suitable for:

 

Depression

 

Anxiety

 

​Self-harm

 

​Suicidal ideation

 

Suffering from an abusive relationship

 

Gender dysphoria

Sexuality and sexual identity

 

Male issues

 

Mood swings

 

Difficulties in making and keeping relationships

 

Feeling stuck in life

 

​Bereavement or feeling that something in life has been lost

 

​Feelings of emptiness

 

Low self-confidence and self-sabotage

 

Experiencing discriminated (race, gender, sexuality, nationality, culture)

 

​Anger management

 

Loss of direction

 

​Dealing with trauma: complex trauma, disasters, early childhood, historical, traumatic grief.

 

[1] https://www.bpc.org.uk/find-a-therapist/categories-of-registrants