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Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytical Therapy in Wolverhampton (Only available in the clinic)

Psychoanalysis is a highly developed form of Psychodynamic therapy that was originally created by Sigmund Freud at the turn of the last century.

It is a Psycho-dynamic therapy which is designed to help a person understand WHY they think, feel and experience negative or unhelpful thoughts and emotions which sometimes seem to be completely out of their control.

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The primary objective of Psychoanalysis is to help people suffering with emotional and personality issues (characterological issues) to “uncover” or “release” deeply entrenched emotional experiences which have become “trapped” deep in the Psyche of the individual.

Psychoanalytic theory holds that these early negative childhood experiences can have a long lasting effect on a persons life leading directly to a range of psychosomatic symptoms, what Freud called NEUROSES.

Up until fairly recently scientific research suggested that these emotional experiences, which are stored in a part of the brain called the “Amygdala” were permanently etched there and could only ever be “masked” or sometime “consciously over-ridden” but the latest research has shown that these deeply embedded emotional experiences CAN be re-written through a process known as memory re-consolidation which can permanently erase them leading to a complete emotional resolution of the problems.

Despite many years of “de-bunking” of Psychoanalysis, many professional therapists still believe it to be one of the most effective approaches for permanently resolving long term emotional problems, particularly as it involves the development of a much more meaningful and empathic relationship with the Therapist than the more rigidly delivered directive interventions.

You can read the scientific literature all about neurological memory re-consolidation here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_consolidation#Reconsolidation

What Happens During Psychoanalysis?

Psychoanalysis is a “collaborative” process in which the client-therapist relationship plays an important role in the process itself. A client undergoing a course of Psychoanalysis develops a unique and trusting relationship with the Therapist which facilitates the course of the therapy.

Very often the types of experiences that occurred in our early developmental phases that are able to have a negative impact on our daily lives contain difficult “material” – experiences that we may have never told anybody about before because of the sense of “shame” or “guilt” that they might have caused.

These two emotions, shame and guilt, have been cited as the “driving forces” behind the process called “repression” – the unconscious mechanism our mind uses to “hide” unpleasant or emotionally overwhelming experiences from our consciousness. 

The process of Psychoanalysis is designed to create an atmosphere where these experiences can be “released” without any fear of being judged.

Free Association

During the weekly sessions which last around and hour, you will be encouraged to “freely associate” experiences and emotions, that is allowing thoughts and feelings to surface without making any deliberate effort to search for them. 

This process of Free Association allows the mind to explore experiences without the need to consciously “search” or “identify” specific experiences and plays a central role in uncovering the more important and causative events.

Once these negative emotional experiences are understood in the current “context” – that is, “now” – the symptoms created by these events diminish and over time may even disappear altogether!

The current form of Psychoanalysis we use at Tranceform is very similar to Coherence Therapy and is fully up to date with advances in memory consolidation theory.

Psychoanalysis with Paul Lee BSc. MSc.

Paul, who now holds a BSc honours degree and a Masters degree (MSc) in psychology. was originally trained (1988) in Psychoanalysis combined with Hypnosis by the International Association of Hypnoanalysts – IAH, however, these days, Paul offers Psychoanalysis without the use of Hypnosis, sometimes known as Conscious Analytical Therapy or CAT.

A course of Psychoanalysis, like other Psycho-dynamic approaches, typically requires more sessions than the Directive interventions and although is it impossible to be prescriptive about the actual number of sessions, it is reasonable to expect something in the region of 15 – 20 sessions, although everybody is different and proceeds at their own pace.

Cost of Psychoanalysis

Individual sessions of Psychoanalysis are £90 which is paid prior to each session, or you can buy a 10 session block of therapy for £795.

You can pay on our FEES page here.

Free Initial Consultations for Psychoanalysis

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We offer all prospective clients an initial consultation to discuss your mental health problems prior to commencing any counselling.

The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.

During this consultation we will discuss the various types of psychological therapy that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.

Initial consultations are also available as part of our online counselling service.

At Tranceform Psychology we emphasise the importance of the therapy relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.

Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking mental health work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

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You can read a synopsis of what this book is all about on this page:

The Restrictive Realities of Belief - Book

It is currently available as a 307 page A4 PDF file for just £19.99 which you can purchase here using PayPal. Your copy of the book will be sent by e-mail.


Contact Paul Lee BSc. MSc. MIAEBP

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Psychologist paul lee in shrewsbury

Hi, I have both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology & specialise in the following therapeutic modalities:

Tranceformental CBT

Life Coaching

Psychodynamic Therapy

Call me on 07434 776125

or e-mail me on:

paul@tranceformpsychology.com

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