Indelibly connected with  the forefather of psychotherapy, Sigmund Freud, psychodynamic therapy links developmental relationship based experiences with current behaviours and interactions with others. Treatment is traditionally long term, focusing on the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client in reconstructing past experiences. This allows the client to better understand current relationships and behaviours, having a positive impact on personal interactions.

Psychodynamic therapy has developed a number of brief, ‘time framed’ approaches commonly used to successfully treat a number of conditions including anxiety, depression and personality disorders; the therapeutic relationship remains a key indicator of treatment success.