Psychoanalysis is a talking therapy that departs from the position that we are moved by our unconscious processes in the same way as we are by conscious ones.
Our adult life is always marked by traces of our early life and whether we want it or not, the past is a weight that we carry with us. Through the process of speaking in a psychoanalytic context and a specific way of listening by the analyst, the conflicts and fears that underlie our difficulties can become less painful and something previously unknown can be revealed. There is the possibility of creating a new narrative, thereby becoming the author of one's life’s story.
Psychoanalysis is not the kind of therapy where you will find standardised advice. It does not aim to adapt people to normality, nor does it operate on a symptom-based and symptom-reduction approach. In contrast, psychoanalysis aims to help each person understand and engage with the root causes of their difficulties within the context of their life and unique individual personal history.
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