Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

About Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

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Psychotherapy can help

Psychotherapy will provide a safe and non-judgemental space to explore your most inner thoughts, feelings and difficulties, which will help you understand yourself better and move on.

As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist I will help you think carefully about what may still be unconscious to you: past memories, difficult feelings and conflicts that play a part in how you behave and relate to others in the present.

All in all, through psychoanalytic psychotherapy you can expect to acquire:

  • Self-awareness – you will know yourself better
  • Confidence – you will work through your insecurities
  • Acceptance – you will learn to accept yourself better
  • Freedom – you will take ownership of your life

The initial consultation

When you realise you need professional help for your struggles and make contact with Allan Gois – Psychotherapist in Bloomsbury, you will be invited to come for an initial consultation.

The initial consultation takes place over the first 2 to 4 meetings, where you and I can discuss your circumstances, your needs and see how we could work these out in psychotherapy. We will look at length into what your problems may be related to and think about how psychotherapy can help you.

The consultation is also an opportunity for you to see how it would feel working with me in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as well as to address any questions you might have about the process.

How Psychotherapy works

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy provides a space for thinking freely, where you will be encouraged to speak your mind as the psychotherapist helps you understand the meaning underneath what you are communicating.

Some feelings and experiences in life can be so unbearably painful that we will do everything to protect ourselves against them. We may try to push them out of our conscious mind, but many times these difficult aspects of ourselves can be so deeply buried that we may become unaware of their effects in our everyday life.

Present symptoms (i.e, depression, panic attacks, OCD), conflicts, extreme behaviours and destructive patterns are all influenced by what has been pushed back into our unconscious mind. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy will work towards bringing it all back to consciousness, where they can be thought about, understood, integrated and worked through.