Stuff to Know
This section offers helpful information about the issues around talking therapy,
such as your emotions and how they impact on different areas of your life and the different kinds of talking therapies.
Psychoanalysts believe that childhood events and unconscious feelings, thoughts and motivations play a role in mental illness, eating disorders, self -harm and addictive behaviours.
Looking at early development, psychoanalysts see how this might have shaped the individual, adding to current feelings and behaviours. Your therapist may encourage free association, role-play and dream interpretation.