Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Individual and Couples Therapy
Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy can be described as a meeting between two people to talk about the problems of one of them.
To this basic framework is added the theory of an unconscious part of the mind that actively influences consciousness.
The aim of your therapy will be to help you understand more about your motivations, both conscious and unconscious; in other words, to achieve self knowledge. This gives insight which in turn gives an opportunity for change.
The unconscious contains everything we have experienced; our experiences are as lively and fresh as the contents of our dreams. There is no ancient history, everything is now, and we tend to repeat some of our experiences without being fully aware we are dong it.
For example, one can ask oneself; “Why do I always choose the same kind of partner or friends? Why do I feel as if I have an exam tomorrow when I don’t? Why do I have terrifying feelings (anxiety), that have no apparent cause? Why do I believe no one likes me?”
We cannot avoid repeating these experiences with a therapist. The therapist will make us aware of what we are doing, by describing it.
Freud discovered a method he called ‘free association’ to help us uncover our unique unconscious. He learned this from his patients who asked him to listen to them.
In a therapy you will be asked to do that – to speak freely.
Individual therapy: 950 kr per 45 minutes
Couple therapy: 1500 kr per 60 minutes
Psychoanalysis: Per agreement