Through psychodynamic psychotherapy, the therapist can help his clients to think about the meaning they have made, consciously and unconsciously, from previous experiences, and how these meanings affect current difficulties.
Intellectual Disability, formerly known as ‘Mental Retardation’, is defined by limitations in IQ (intellectual functioning) and adaptive behaviour, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. Intellectual Disability originates, by definition, before the age of 18.
Psychotherapy is a collective term for a variety of methods, techniques and styles aimed at removing psychological distress or disturbance. A common feature of most psychotherapies, is that they involve a dialogue wholly different to a conversation with friends or family; limited by confidentiality, considered from an objective stance, by a trained mental health professional.