Do you constantly repeat destructive patterns in your close relationships or in relation to your colleagues in different workplaces? Then you may have stuck to a reaction pattern that in a previous relationship (often in childhood) was forced as a solution to internal conflicts between on the one hand urges, needs and desires and on the other hand consideration for and dependence on the other (often the parents and siblings). Psychoanalytic psychotherapy helps us to become aware of thoughts and feelings that have unconsciously shaped our way of looking at ourselves and others.
There are similarities between effective psychoanalytic psychotherapy and effective CBT but also major differences. The goal of psychoanalytic psychotherapy is not primarily to relieve or get rid of symptoms. Instead, the goal can be described as increased self-insight and greater freedom from the compulsion of the unconscious so that we do not have to repeat our past and instead become prepared to take responsibility for how we live our lives and how we feel in relationships with ourselves and others.
Psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy does not give us a new personality, but we get help to use the resources in our personality and compensate for our shortcomings so that we have the opportunity to use our personalities in a more constructive way.
Our specialist psychologist is, in addition to a licensed psychologist and specialist in clinical psychology, also a licensed psychotherapist with a relational focus (modern psychodynamic psychotherapy). He has basic psychotherapy training in psychodynamic psychotherapy (PDT) as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). He has worked clinically based on psychoanalytic psychotherapy for most of his professional life.
Do you want to achieve a deeper and more lasting change? Then perhaps psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a suitable method for you. Different therapy methods work differently depending on the problem and personality. Our specialist psychologist has education and experience of various methods with strong scientific support. During the first conversations, you make an assessment together of which therapy method may work best for you and your specific needs.
Have you tried psychodynamic or psychoanalytic psychotherapy before and not been helped? Read about two other methods that our specialist psychologist offers: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT).
HÅKAN LINDHOLM DOVESON
Specialist in psychological treatment