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Can a psychodynamic approach help couples?

A recent study undertaken by the charity Tavistock Relationships has shown that psychodynamic couple’s therapy does work.

Our conscious and unconscious self is involved in creating an intimate relationship with another. We naturally make conscious decisions in choosing who we want to be with, but part of what is happening is the unconscious self recognising characteristics in its counterpart in another person.

The study shows that “psychodynamic couple’s therapy is as effective for individual and relationship distress.” – Andrew Balfour, Chief Executive of Tavistock Relationships.

Here at Rafan House, we specialise in psychodynamic techniques when helping couples. By having the space in a safe environment, with a specialist who understands subconscious feelings and motivation, we can bring these to the conscious level and help you work on the issues affecting your relationship.