Psychoanalysis is a talking cure - a conversation between the analyst and the patient - that takes the unconscious into account. The aim is that through attention to speech, words and silence the patient realises their desires and is able to re-configure their conscious existence.
It involves discussing patterns of behaviour, ideas, families, relationships, memories, fantasies, dreams and significant events, with the hope of helping you better understand what brought you to where you are today.
People come to therapy for many different reasons connected with feelings of unhappiness or (dis)ease. Sometimes there are specific problems that people wish to address or it can be that they are experiencing general feelings of unhappiness or feeling 'lost in life'. Psychoanalysis provides a space to explore these feelings and can help excavate aspects of life that have remained hidden.
Some areas I work with include, but are not limited to:
- Bereavement & Loss
- Anxiety & Stress
- Self Esteem - lack of self confidence
- Self Harm
- Lack of Motivation
- Family Dynamics