This approach stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviours. Clients will be encouraged to talk about childhood relationships with parents and other significant people. Psychodynamic therapy aims to help you become aware of and to experience vulnerable feelings which may been pushed out of conscious awareness. The psychodynamic approach takes the view that everyone has an unconscious, which holds painful and vulnerable feelings that are too difficult to be consciously aware of. In order to keep painful feelings, memories, and experiences in the unconscious, people develop defense mechanisms, which according to psychodynamic theory, can cause more harm than good and it is once the vulnerable or painful feelings are processed that these defense mechanisms reduce or resolve. There is an assumption of unhelpful behaviour having been constructed and formed at a very early stage of life which then goes on to cause distress in the experiences encountered on a daily basis. For more information click here.