What is The Process Like?
At our Psychoanalysis Clinic, you will have the chance to talk about yourself in a safe environment. By verbalising your troubles to a professional, you inevitably listen to yourself. Telling the story of our lives to a psychoanalyst, consequently, we learn to deal with our emotional pain and sufferings, and this process leads to good mental health.
1. Will Psychoanalysis solve all my problems?
Once we start knowing ourselves, then we begin to be more aware of the things and situations that trigger our destructive behaviour and actions, therefore, many of our issues decrease.
2. How long do I need to stay in Psychoanalysis?
Its length varies from person to person, it could be a couple of sessions or years. Each individual is unique.
3. What if I pay for psychoanalysis and it doesn't work?
We cannot enter therapy expecting overnight changes which are normally gradual, but steady. Deep rooted issues take time to dissipate.
4. What is the point of psychoanalysis?
The aim is to help people to understand their feelings, emotions and thoughts to enhance their lives.
5. What does psychoanalysis focus on?
The focus is to offer a safe space where you will be able to express your troubles without being judged or criticised, and The Psychoanalysis Clinic provides this safe space to express uncomfortable feelings.
An Austrian neurologist born in 1856, the father of Psychoanalysis, an approach to treating mental disorders.
Freud initially used hypnosis to treat his patients, however, he abandoned this technique, and began to investigate new theories that led to the origin of psychoanalysis.
He developed a new technique called “free association” where a patient talks about anything that comes to mind, thus, talking therapy began.
Freud also formulated other concepts such as the Unconscious, Transference, Psychosexual development, Oedipus complex, Dream analysis, Id, ego and superego.
A Swiss psychiatrist born in 1875 founded the Analytical Psychology, a different method to deal with mental illness.
Jung was very interested in the unconscious and contacted Freud.
Both men became very close friends. Freud wanted Jung to be his successor.
The friendship lasted between 1907-13, when disagreements started from both sides, and they eventually sided apart.
After the breakup, Jung founded the analytical psychology.
Additional ideas created by Jung are the collective unconscious, archetypes, symbols, shadow, persona, anima and animus.
An Austrian psychotherapist born in 1870, created the Individual Psychology, a psychological theory.
One of the first members of the Wednesday Psychological Society, a group formed by Freud to discuss psychology and neuropathology that later became the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society.
Alfred also split from Sigmund Freud for disagreeing that the cause of neurosis is the sexual repressed impulses that occur during the psychosexual stages.
Adler is known for the term “inferiority complex”.
An Austrian-British psychoanalyst born in 1882, she elaborated the theories of psychoanalysis for children.
She was an Austrian-British psychoanalyst born in 1882, who was one of Freud’s followers and, eventually, elaborated her own theories of psychoanalysis for children, using play techniques to analyse them, rather than talking therapy.
Klein’s eldest daughter Melitta Schmideberg-Klein likewise pursued a career in psychoanalysis, but she drifted away and turned into an opponent of her mother.