The benefits of psychoanalytic psychotherapy extend well beyond easing suffering. The process is innately creative and freeing, bringing a sense of inner enrichment, aliveness and fresh possibilities.
Amid the stresses and strains of modern life and the repetitive pressures of career and family, parts of ourselves can get quietly buried away and remain unexpressed. Some people experience this as a vague sense of dissatisfaction, a feeling of something missing in life; others may feel they are not fulfilling their potential or that they are living life on half-burn.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a place where our forgotten or neglected selves can have a voice and come alive, adding new dimensions to our lives. This process is usually both moving and enlivening.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is also a space where the fundamental questions about oneself and one’s life can be explored. Engaging in this exploration can be very satisfying.