How does Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy help?

The psychotherapist provides a reliable and safe space where clients can explore both their immediate problems and whatever anxieties and difficulties underpin them.

This exploration leads to a greater degree of understanding of oneself and of one’s way of being in the world. The insight thus gained is not simply an intellectual knowledge but grows out of a fuller connection with emotions, and is in this way an ‘emotional knowing’.

With the gaining of this knowledge, possibilities for change open up. The processing of feelings means that energy that has formerly been used to manage disturbing feelings is released for other purposes. Life may then be lived more creatively.