A Psychoanalysis is an experience unique to each individual. However, it does always involve talking with the analyst. In the sessions people are invited to openly say what has been bothering them lately or the reasons that may bring them to analysis as well as talking about their childhood and family relations. Links between present and past may fruitfully emerge. Some have described their experience as ‘a conversation with meaning’, others have said it allows them to listen to themselves. For a man, his Psychoanalysis was ‘the only time I can openly talk about my thoughts and disconnect, and if I could, I would be here every day!’ For a woman it was ‘a practice which involves regularity and work in order to get to these discoveries which I never thought were so important in my life, although I knew they were there.’
The length of sessions will not be fixed beforehand but can last up to forty five minutes. The duration of treatment will also depend on each person’s situation and current circumstances. We can try to determine this together over the period of our initial consultations.
During our first meetings, you can decide what to speak about. It will also be useful to start talking about your history a little. Additionally, if you feel that you need to ask questions on any of the above mentioned aspects of treatment, you can do so freely.
If and when we determine whether we decide to work together, we can jointly set the cost of sessions based on their regularity and personal circumstances.