Person centred therapy, also known as Humanistic Therapy, is a 'non-directive' form of counselling. A humanistic therapist aims to create a safe, secure and empathic relationship within which a client can safely explore any topics they wish to bring to therapy. This safe space and relationship can allow an individual to unravel how they feel and think about themselves, and their life situations and assist the client to discover their own individual ways to progress and move forwards.
Psychodynamic therapy has its roots in psychoanalysis. Psychodynamic therapy works on the premise, that in understanding something from the past, and its influence upon the present, the path towards change becomes clearer. The therapist aims to build an accepting and trusting relationship, encouraging the client to talk about their past, childhood relationships with parents and/or other significant people and experiences.
This type of therapy is highly effective with certain issues including relationship issues, both personal and work related, work-life balance, phobias, abuse, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, depression, and can also be particularly beneficial for clients who may feel that they have lost the meaning in their lives.