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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy explores issues in depth and sessions can be long-term. It makes use of the idea that how you behave now is determined by past experiences and relationships. A psychoanalytic psychotherapist aims to uncover unconscious factors that may underlie your problems by helping you explore yourself and how you interact with the world around you.

You will explore and begin to make sense of your existing situation as well as the feelings, thoughts, beliefs, behaviours and memories that are brought about by this situation. Some of those thoughts, feelings and behaviours may have affected your life negatively and make you feel to be ‘out of control’, confused, helpless, hopeless, exhausted, anxious, sad, frustrated or angry.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy offers very useful principles which aid to shed light on those ‘other’ unconscious factors at work. It aims at enabling you to explore and analyse ‘irrational’ feelings, thoughts and behaviours in order to gain a deeper understanding of how you relate to yourself and to others. Psychotherapeutic work can help you to gradually free yourself from old repetitive patterns by showing how unconscious factors can affect your current ways of living and how you can deal better with the demands of adult life.

The overall benefits being that you gain greater insight or yourself, inner fulfilment, raised self-esteem, a positive outlook on life and improved relationships.