Su Stokes, Counselling and Mentoring in Bridgwater and Taunton, Somerset
Counselling in Bridgwater and Taunton, Somerset

Psychoanalysis

This is based on the work of Sigmund Freud, who believed that the unacceptable thoughts of early childhood are banished to the unconscious mind but continue to influence thoughts, emotions and behaviour. "Repressed" feelings can surface later as conflicts,depression, etc or through dreams or creative activities. The analyst seeks to interpret and make acceptable to the client�s conscious mind, troublesome feelings and relationships from the past. "Transference" onto the analyst, of feelings about figures in the client�s life, is encouraged. This type of therapy is often used by clients suffering high levels of distress and can be a lengthy and intensive process.

Extracted from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Web site

Bridgwater:8 Chandos Street, (off Kings Square), Bridgwater TA6 3DL
Taunton: The Terrace, 35 Staplegrove Road, Taunton TA1 1DG
Telephone:01823 338968 • Mobile: 07811 643742