There are many different types of therapy. The Psychodynamic approach to therapy looks at the problem or difficulty the person seeking help is experiencing, and explores the deeper origins of that difficulty. Positive and negative experiences from our distant or recent past influence the way we relate to others, the way we see ourselves and the way we believe others see us. Some of these experiences we remember well, but some are locked away, yet can still lead to problems. Exploring the deeper origins of how we feel today can shine a light on those past experiences, and help us to see that 'then is not now' and to let go of some of their influence, whilst acknowledging the effects they had. As we begin to know and understand ourselves better lasting change can take place.