Although I use an integrative pluralistic approach to facilitate therapy based on my training in a number of models, this integrative approach is influenced by a psychoanalytic understanding of human development, motivation and behaviour. Although research has overwhelmingly proven that past attachments styles shape our identity, the type of therapy I offer concentrates on what is happening for the client now in their lives and/or how they interact towards me in the therapy itself.
Most of us, it seems to me, are usually running away from some aspect of our internal mind/body experience that we are too afraid to face. We often come into therapy when we can no longer run and the consequences of all those years of running have left us with broken bodies, a sense of emptiness and a lack of meaning in life. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a therapy geared to specifically help an individual face the things they are afraid of. This is initially explored though free association and often involves the emotional reaction a client experiences towards the therapist, with a view to altering, mostly in small subtle ways, aspects of who they are.
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