Although these approaches are frequently confused as extreme opposites, an experienced clinician can use both effectively, which reflects fresh understanding of the most common problems for which patients seek help – depression, obsessionality, low self-esteem, fear of abandonment, panic and trauma.


One can have a pragmatic, evidence based approach to conducting psychodynamic therapy, and this translates into a person oriented understanding of the individual.


CIT counselling recommends the book Psychodynamic Therapy by Richard F Summers & Jacques P. Barber, who have published renowned book on the topic. They weave together traditional Psychodynamic strategies and techniques with up to date developments in the field.


This approach can be is effective with couple and family therapy, positive psychology and combined psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.