Psychoanalytic psychotherapy has an understanding of the mind that assumes the existence and central importance of unconscious mental processes and recognises that problems in the present may have their roots in past experiences.
The relationship that develops between the client and their therapist is central in understanding these past experiences and their influence on a person’s inner world and patterns of relating.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy can be used both in brief therapy, where there is a defined area of difficulty, and over the longer term. At Hampden House we are able to offer open-ended therapies as well as once/twice or thrice-weekly individual therapy. Thus: