Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapies
These therapies are based upon psychoanalytic theory and practice from Freud to the present day.
They draw upon knowledge of the unconscious processes that influence the mental life of the individual and utilise this knowledge to promote psychological development. They can treat and prevent mental suffering, illness and dysfunction in individuals, groups and organisations. Current difficulties and conflicts may have their origin in long-standing patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving and relating which Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy can help to explore and understand in a confidential setting. This type of therapy is suitable for anyone who is sufficiently dissatisfied with some important aspect of their life to want to try to change it.
Psychotherapy is not a quick or easy process, although sometimes only short-term work is needed. Long term problems may take some years before there is significant change. Following assessment, the psychotherapist will discuss with you what would be most helpful.
The fee is negotiated directly with the therapist and the average charge is currently in the region of £60 per session. Some practitioners may offer a reduced rate.
Further information about psychoanalysis and psychotherapy can be found on the British Psychoanalytic Council web site.