Psychotherapy is a talk therapy. It comes from the Greek 'psyche' meaning soul, and 'terapia' meaning cure or healing. This 'soul healing' takes place over time as we talk about what bothers you and as we explore your feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and experiences. As we do that you get to know yourself in a much broader and deeper way, discovering more of who you are and what is meaningful to you, as well as unravelling the issues that stand in your way.
As an attachment-based psychotherapist I am interested in your early relationships with family members and caregivers, and the impact these experiences have had on you and the way you handle your relationships as an adult. People are often surprised to discover how relevant their past relationships are and the extent to which they are still 'alive' in their emotional world, driving their feelings and actions.
A psychoanalytic approach is a way of exploring that helps you to become more consciously aware of how you feel and why you feel it, bringing you a deep understanding of yourself, your life and your relationships. It works at a deep level and aims to bring about lasting change in personality and emotional life and can therefore be a transformational experience for you emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.
It has a long history of enabling the development of a well-rounded personality and is often called the science of our inner world.
People attracted to psychoanalytic psychotherapy are often those who want to understand themselves and who desire to begin a journey of self discovery, as well as finding ways to heal their emotional suffering.
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