About Psychotherapy

What Is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is an exploratory relationship which seeks deeper understanding of a persons experience. It involves mutual discovery that avoids assumptions and adheres to strict boundaries, including confidentiality and not meeting outside sessions.

The process of unraveling and making sense of experience can bring enormous relief, particularly with painful feelings that you may have buried in an attempt to protect yourself. It’s these repressed experiences that often appear in disguised form as symptoms.

What Conditions Can It Help?

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a mainstream treatment sometimes available at NHS clinics, usually for a limited number of sessions. It can help people with a wide range of presenting problems, from mild symptoms of stress to more severe forms of emotional distress.

It is seen less like a medical intervention and more of a developmental process, often enabling individuals to live more creatively. However its roots lay in biology, and recent studies in neuroscience have demonstrated it’s efficacy.

What Benefits Can Be Expected?

Often psychotherapy will help people in ways that surprise them. It can bring into focus aspects of life that hitherto had not been expressed, or remained unconscious. For example, careful attention and being held in mind by your therapist can help with identity, confidence and making choices in your life. Sometimes it can pinpoint a void, that which is missing in life. Sometimes people experience cure and the relief of symptoms but due to the complexity of human beings none of these things are guaranteed and I remain wary of the therapist who over-estimates his or her powers of healing. Often it is the client that finds the answers, but the therapist is sometimes skilled at tuning into an individuals suffering and providing the conditions for change and healing to take place.

Psychoanalytic psychotherapists have undergone rigorous and deep training which includes having been in psychotherapy or analysis themselves. This is considered to increase a therapist's empathy and understanding of the experience of those in their therapeutic care.

Marcus Price

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Please get in touch to arrange an initial consultation. At this

appointment, we can think about ways in which psychotherapy may be of help.

You can also call me on 07760614028 if you want to leave a message or speak to me first.

I try to respond promptly to all enquiries.

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