We may seek a psychoanalyst for many different reasons. Maybe we feel we lack good relationships, maybe we feel a low selfesteem, or maybe we don’t succeed with what we desire in life. We may have disappointments in life, and we may feel anxiety or depression, or feel that our life is meaningless. But our experience has shown that we actually gain a better quality of life through the psychoanalytic work.
We are strangers to ourselves, and the only way we can know ourselves is through talking with others. When we speak with another person, whom we don’t know, in a special situation, where we can say whatever comes to our mind, then something will appear, we discover something about ourselves, and we gain an understanding of ourselves that gives us freedom and a desire for life.
I have more than 10 years experience working as a psychoanalyst. My theoretical education comes from Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) and Jacques Lacan (1901-81), who developed psychoanalytic theory through a profound combination of the work of Sigmund Freud and philosophy.