The emotional brain or “limbic” structures are at the heart of the human brain. This part of the brain controls the person’s psychological well-being and a substantial part of the body’s physical well-being, for example blood pressure and healthy operation of the heart.

The functioning of the brain can be affected by past painful experiences which in turn results in repeated unhelpful behaviour patterns.

The brain is not stagnant. It is continuously being reconstructed by experience, notably those involving emotional relationships.

Recent advances in neuroscience show that psychotherapy is successful in bringing about beneficial change in neural circuits in the brain, thereby not only effecting emotional well-being but also the physical health of the person in therapy.