A psychoanalytic consultation provides an opportunity to take stock of your life and to think through your needs. Treatment options can be considered in a confidential and contained setting. There are usually at least two meetings, each lasting an hour and a half.
Perhaps you already have experience of having counselling, found it beneficial, and would like to explore your difficulties in more depth. Or you may feel that you are in crisis and want help to decide what would be the most useful service, whether that's to begin treatment with me or to be referred to another suitable service.
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Psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis
In psychoanalytic psychotherapy, a patient attends less frequently, from one to three times a week. Typically, this form of treatment lasts from one to four years.
In analysis, a patient attends a fifty-minute session four or five times a week. This intensive treatment lasts for several years. Over time, a therapeutic relationship develops between patient and analyst. This enables the analysand to think about his or her internal and external worlds, considering both the past and the present. This work can help reduce anxiety and lessen negative patterns of behaviour, with the aim of facilitating a more fulfilling life.
Both treatments can produce lasting change, helping an individual to be more able to manage stressful situations in the future.
Fees will be discussed during the consultation process and individual circumstances can be taken into account. Low-fee places are sometimes available.