Psychoanalyst in London
A humanistic and welcoming approach with a vast experience in treating complex and challenging cases.
A high level of expertise is offered to help you find ways to deal with your problems, feelings, thoughts, and behaviours.
A healthier and more productive way is proposed to find constructive strategies to handle your problems and to help you get out of difficult situations.
Individuality, diversity and autonomy is respected, and accepted.
An open-minded, and non-judgmental attitude in regard with one’s feelings, thoughts, beliefs, behaviours, and emotions.
Furthermore, all the latest news and trends in psychoanalysis is constantly updated by attending relevant seminars, lectures, and symposiums.
What is the difference between a psychoanalyst and a psychotherapist?
|Can have a degree in any field but must have specialised courses in psychoanalysis and go through personal psychoanalysis during the training.||May be psychologists, psychiatrists or psychoanalysts who provide therapy using different approaches.|
|Analyses the patient using the theory and technique of psychoanalysis, which investigates the unconscious mind.||Carries out therapy with the patient, using methods specific to psychotherapy.|
Which is better: psychoanalyst or psychologist?
There isn’t a definitive answer to this question, as it depends a lot on the objectives and goals that you want to achieve when looking for therapy.
Each professional has their advantages and disadvantages, and each approach has its benefits and limitations.
In a nutshell, there isn’t any miraculous psychologic therapeutic treatment that can free humans from life suffering overnight, especially because, there is a lot of time to be invested in when undergoing therapy either with a psychoanalyst or psychologist.
The important thing is that you feel comfortable and confident with the professional you choose, and that your desired results are achieved.
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Why would someone see a psychoanalyst in London?
A person can go to a psychoanalyst for various reasons, but generally it’s because they want to get to know themselves better, understand their feelings, emotions and inner conflicts.
Some issues that might make someone look for a psychoanalyst are:
- Depression, anxiety, phobias, panic or other psychological disorders.
- Having difficulties in personal and professional relationships.
- Suffering from past traumas, fears, guilt that disturb their well-being.
- Being uncertain about own identity, sexuality or career path.
When should you see a psychoanalyst in London?
A person can go to a psychoanalyst when he/she feels the need of professional help to deal with some emotional, mental or behavioural problems.
Or when someone want to get to know themselves better and explore their unconscious.
Some cases in which psychoanalysis is recommended are:
- Difficulties in relationships, sexuality, profession or self-esteem.
- Panic attacks, fears, phobias or indecisions.
- Eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia.
Is psychoanalysis a good therapy?
Psychoanalysis is a form of therapy that seeks to understand and treat psychological problems by analysing the unconscious, which is the part of the mind that we don’t have conscious access to, but which influences our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Psychoanalysis was created by Sigmund Freud, an Austrian doctor who revolutionised the study of the human mind.
Psychoanalysis can be a good therapy for those who want to understand their emotions and resolve their internal conflicts.
Our expert opinion is that psychoanalysis is the best therapy because it allows a deep and lasting transformation of the patient.
However, the choice of therapy depends on each person’s goals, needs and preferences.
What is the difference between psychoanalysis and CBT?
Psychoanalysis and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) are two forms of psychotherapy that differ in their theories, techniques and objectives. See the table below to compare the main characteristics of each:
Seeks to bring to consciousness what is in the unconscious and which causes suffering.
|Seeks to change dysfunctional patterns of thoughts and behaviours.|
|Focuses on internal conflicts and traumatic memories||Focuses on the problem of the present moment and solutions through mental training.|
|Uses techniques such as free association, interpretation and transference.||Uses techniques such as cognitive restructuring, exposure and thought reprograming.|
|Past traumatic experience is the key to present issues.||The patient causes their own suffering due to faulty thinking.|
Is psychoanalysis effective?
The efficacy of psychoanalysis is a controversial topic since each psychological approach claims to be the best one, therefore, they have been trashing psychoanalysis for a very long time.
In our experience, psychoanalysis is effective since allows a deep and lasting transformation of the person by questioning a patient for a profound and complex inner reflection of repetitive actions and patterns of behaviour.
Psychoanalytic therapy goes to the root of the problem rather than being simply a training and restructuring thoughts like CBT does with their patients making them do “homework” to reprogramme their thinking patterns.
Furthermore, CBT has proved inefficient to solve repetitive compulsion problems such as someone frequently falling into the same destructive relationships.
How to look for a psychoanalyst in London?
You may want to go to a psychoanalyst when you feel you need help to deal with emotional, behavioural or interpersonal issues that affect the quality of your life.
Psychoanalysis can help you understand the origins of your conflicts and find healthier ways to deal with them.
Below a few tips to look for a psychoanalyst in London:
- Research online for your potential psychoanalyst. Lots of good reviews are not an indication of the reputation of the professional since many purchase this sort of comments.
- Ask for referrals from friends, family or other health professionals who know a psychoanalyst.
- Book an initial consultation to see whether you feel comfortable and welcomed by the psychoanalyst, and whether they show interest in your problems and respect for your case.
Remember that psychoanalysis is a process that requires commitment, frequency and honesty from both the psychoanalyst and the patient.