Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Psychoanalysis is a form of talk therapy, often referred to as the 'talking cure'. It is a means by which a person is encouraged to say everything, all the thoughts, ideas, or feelings that they have, and explore them with a therapist trained to listen to them. Above all, psychoanalysis views everyone as different, with their own individual strengths and weaknesses, and seeks to understand, rather than judge, advise, or actively 'fix' issues like friends or family often try to. For a more detailed definition, you can click on the links below:

A Psychoanalyst is an individual who has been trained at a Psychoanalytic Institute, for usually 5-8 years of post-graduate study. Psychoanalysts are, arguably, the most highly trained of all mental health professionals in the art of talk-therapy, primarily due to the fact that every psychoanalyst has undergone their own personal therapy as part of their training.

Psychotherapy refers to a number of related approaches to treating emotional disorders by psychoanalytic techniques rather than by physical means.