WHAT IS PSYCHOANALYTICAL THERAPY?
Psychoanalytical therapy or psychoanalysis differs from other therapies because it gives central importance to the unconscious or hidden effects at the root of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, repetitive patterns and other symptoms that have no discernible cause. These include compulsions, phobias, anxieties, eating disorders, addictive behaviours, difficulty to express, integrate as well as relationship and even health issues.
All these problems are usually rooted deeply in childhood experiences, family relationships and experiences of sexuality, love, emotional loss and trauma. Even small disturbances can have ripple effects.
Psychoanalysis is often used for treatment of conditions and pathologies that other methods such as classic psychology or counselling prove to be ineffective.
Psychoanalytical approach is primary intended to provide an emotional deeply analytical communication to the patient rather than to promote intellectual insight.
The primary aim is to interpret the psychic conflict in terms of conscious and unconscious adaptation to reality.
Most people feel very anxious coming to a first assessment session. They are not sure what to expect or will they feel comfortable in the presence of the therapist.
In the assessment session we always discuss all these issues, most importantly client’s expectations, their own interpretation of the main issues and conflicts, their previous experiences and willingness to commit to the therapy.
If you believe that you can make a change then we can work together to bring that change into your life.
In the assessment session therapist asks a lot of questions, fills a registration form, explains about the therapy, recommends how many sessions might be required and answers to all your questions.
Usually it takes about 1 hour.
YOUR THERAPY SESSIONS
Psychoanalytical therapy sessions are much longer that usual one hour counselling or psychotherapy session.
Our sessions can take between 1,5 to 2 hours and could be very emotional, tiring sometimes even exhausting so please make sure that after the session you can rest and relax at least for a while.
We do not restrict you with certain number of sessions, you can decide after each session if you are happy to continue your therapy. However, in average at least 2-4 sessions are recommended.