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Psychoanalytic Therapy

Psychoanalytic therapy is a form of therapy that explores how the unconscious mind influences your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. It examines how your experiences (often from childhood) may be contributing to your current experience and actions.

Psychoanalytic therapy may be used to treat several different psychological conditions, including:

  • Anxiety.

  • Depression.

  • Emotion struggles or trauma.

  • Identity problems.

  • Self-esteem issues.

  • Self-assertion.

  • Psychosomatic disorders.

  • Relationship issues.

  • Self-destructive behaviour.

  • Sexual problems.

 

 

What makes psychoanalytic therapy different from other forms of treatment? By using Psychoanalytic, the focus remains on the following approaches;

 

  • Focuses on emotions.

  • Explores avoidance. 

  • Identifies recurring themes. 

  • Exploration of past experienced.

  • Explores interpersonal relationships. 

  • Emphasizes the therapeutic relationship.

  • Free-flowing.

Sigmund Freud described the unconscious as the reservoir of desires, thoughts, and memories that are below the surface of conscious awareness. He believed that these unconscious influences could often lead to psychological distress and disturbances.

Psychoanalysts spend a lot of time listening to people talk about their lives, which is why this method is often referred to as "the talking cure."

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