Pragmatic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a problem focused, evidence based, contemporary dynamic therapy which can be short to medium term or longer term as required. It embraces the traditional principles of psychodynamic psychotherapy such as a focus on the therapeutic relationship, attendance to feelings, and on the development of self-awareness and insight. It integrates these with contemporary clinical practice such as psycho-education and explanation, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and positive psychology.

The goal of therapy is to have greater self-awareness, new ways of perceiving experiences and new adaptive ways of behaving in response to situations perceived as troublesome.