What is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy can help bring understanding to difficulties that can interfere with a person leading a fulfilled and satisfying life. Difficulties in the present may have their origins in the past which a person may not be aware of.
Regular sessions with a psychotherapist offer a consistent, confidential and safe place in which hidden, and sometimes very difficult thoughts and feelings can be expressed, heard, understood and accepted. This in turn can open up more satisfactory ways of coping with problems, and a chance to find a more creative way to live.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists do not judge or give advice, but they do help individuals to make sense of themselves and their lives, so they are in a better position to make decisions in their own best interest.
Who might be helped by Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?
People who suffer from:
- Repeated patterns of difficulty starting or sustaining relationships
- Sexual confusion or difficulties
- Anxiety and the feeling of being unable to cope with life
- Physical illness which may include psychosomatic or stress-related components
- Feelings of low self-esteem, lack of confidence, and patterns of underachievement
- Loss, such as bereavement, divorce or the lack of a job
- Long-term difficulties resulting from sexual abuse or trauma
- Extreme mood swings or outbursts of anger
- Difficulties in making important life choices
How to start
First steps to getting psychoanalytic psychotherapy…