Integrative Therapy

Psychoanalysis Therapy

Psychoanalysis therapy is a form of talking therapy based on the theories of Sigmund Freud. The approach explores how the unconscious mind influences thoughts and behaviours.

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Psychoanalysis is a talking therapy thought to help people with a number of emotional and psychological problems.

How Does Psychoanalysis Therapy Work?

Psychoanalysis is based on the theory that distress can be reduced by making unconscious thoughts and motivations conscious.  This therapy technique therefore involves a detailed exploration of past experiences over the longer term. Your therapist will try to help you understand your past and how events from your early life could be affecting you now.

A Recent Testimonial

“I first came to see Venetia after the death of my father and increasing levels of anxiety had led me to become very depressed. At that stage I felt unable to cope with day-to-day life. I had stopped working as I found it too stressful and felt that I could never do my job well enough. I was at a very low point.  Working with Venetia, has helped me to return to an even keel and gain a fresh perspective on my life. The process we undertook has given me the tools to approach adversity and deal with the ups and downs that life throws up. Although ostensibly my life has not changed in any material sense, I am now able to enjoy the opportunities I have and face the adversities that come along. Venetia was a calm and supportive presence in my life enabling me to move on from a period of difficulty. Through her help, I feel confident that I have gained life- long skills that will continue to aid me in to the future”.
Katherine W - Clapham

What the Research into Psychoanalysis Says

Research studies have found significantly positive long-term effects for people after treatment using a psychoanalytic approach.  However, psychoanalytic therapy is said to be inappropriate in tackling problems such as specific anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

More Reading on this Subject

For more information, see The Counselling Directory – Psychoanalytical

Recommended Books:

A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud


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