Object Relations Therapy
What is Object Relations Therapy?
Object relation therapy is based on the belief that as humans we have a desire to have contact with other humans, with a need to form relationships. An Object relations therapists can help you by providing insight into early childhood to understand any current issues you may have in relationships with others. This insight allows you to adjust any beliefs so you’re able to be in healthier relationships.
How does Object Relations Therapy work?
Objects can mean individuals, parts of individuals, anything physical which might represent a person or an aspect of a person. Our relationship with those people or objects is the link which can be looked at in therapy, this could look into how you feel now, how you felt as a child, the relationship you used to have and how this can translate into future relationships.
Aspects of Object Relations Therapy
External and Internal Objects
There are two parts to Objects, internal and external. The external object refers to a person or something you’re emotionally connected with. A person who exists is referred to as a whole object, including all positive and negative traits. If you’re able to move through the different stages of development successfully, you can relate to other people as whole individuals.
Internal objects are your emotional and psychological view of a person, this is what you could hold on to when the person isn’t around and it can affect how you view the person in reality. The internal objects can impact your relationship with the person in reality based on your internal objects.
Object Relations Therapist
Object relations therapists provide you with insight into having healthier relationships. By improving internal functions, you may translate these into external relationships.
All our therapists know the level of courage it takes for you to contact us to start your journey, we aim to match the same level of courage in our therapists. We have therapists working from Kay’s Counselling office in Birmingham and therapists across the UK on our directory. Check out our directory, we’re very selective about who we work with, we aim to have therapists who have the expertise to help you with your issues. Click here to view our directory.