Psychoanalysis is both a theory of human emotional and thought life and a method of treatment.
The basis of the theory is that there is an unconscious meaning and intention behind man's ideas and actions. As a method of treatment, psychoanalysis is an aid to internal change and liberation from habitual patterns of life, which gives the opportunity to face life's difficulties and take responsibility for one's own life.
Psychoanalytic thinking has gained considerable influence both in treatment work and in the social and cultural debate.
Behind people's experiences and actions are often unconscious fantasies, ideas, desires and internal conflicts.
In psychoanalysis, the analyst is helped to understand more of them, not least by understanding what happens in the relationship between psychoanalyst and analyst. In their interaction, among other things, the analyst's experiences and feelings from important relationships in childhood are reflected and reflected.
The reworking of these sometimes painful feelings leads to increased self-awareness.
Psychoanalysis is a profound and long-term treatment, which is carried out 3-5 times a week. The analyst lies down and is invited to share his thoughts and feelings as freely as possible.
What is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?
Psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy is based on psychoanalytic theory.
In psychotherapy, the therapist and patient are usually met less often than in psychoanalysis and the aim is more limited than in psychoanalysis.