Is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for me?
Yes, if you would like to deal with long-standing, severe, or repetitive issues that have troubled you for a long time. It is also recommended if other treatments have not worked effectively for you, or if you’d simply like to gain a better understanding of yourself. You should consider psychoanalytic psychotherapy if you are prone to thoughts such as:
- “I feel unhappy”
- “I don’t know what to do.”
- “I feel something is wrong with…”
- “I can’t control it”
- “I don’t know how to move on”
- “I don’t understand…”
- “I am doing everything wrong”
- “I have panic attacks/I feel depressed/I don’t see a point”
- “I can’t connect with people”
How does it work?
Sometimes the signs of anxiety are revealed by physical symptoms. On other occasions, our dreams produce images that signal the state of our ‘internal workings’. In some cases, it is the actions we take that seem alien to us and confuse us, sending us a message of conflict within ourselves. At other times, it is our emotions that seem to be volatile, out of place or repressed, puzzling us further. The job of the psychoanalytic therapist is to contribute their knowledge and experience of the human mind to assist the client to clarify these internal messages.