Philip Stone CPsycholChartered & Registered Psychologist

CPsychol, HCPC.reg, BSc (Hons), MSc, MA, MSc, PGCert, FSET, MBPsP, Reg. MBACP (Accred)

London UK &

Tel: 07486955362

Therapy » Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

What happens in this therapy?


Psychoanalytic psychotherapy aims to bring about changes to deep seated problems by focusing on unconscious, as well as the conscious understanding of your difficulties.

The past

Problems are seen as rooted in experiences from past relationships developed in infancy, childhood or adolescence.

The setting

  1. I avoid imposing my own opinions or using self-disclosure so that your views can be fully explored
  2. Sessions are once or twice weekly lasting 50 minutes, in the same room, same time, without interruptions each week
  3. It is expected that you will consciously or unconsciously seek to breach the boundaries of therapy, which will be seen as a necessary expression of the difficulties that have brought you into therapy

The benefits of psychoanalytic psychotherapy

Past experiences

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is effective because it is designed to allow difficult feelings about important people in your life, to be repeated through the boundaries which we set up in therapy.

Working through the past

Therapy provides a unique opportunity to rework the past by making sense of thoughts and feelings as they emerge in therapy sessions. Therapy also requires that you are willing to consider the interpretations that I offer concerning your thoughts and feelings.

Change from insight

To make use of psychoanalytic therapy requires courage, determination, and the necessity to take responsibility for oneself. Ultimately you are asked to live with a degree of uncertainty and frustration, before growth borne out of insight is able to establish change.

Which psychoanalytic models do you use?

I use relational models of psychoanalytic therapy informed by object-relations thinking from both the post-kleinian tradition, and the independent school of psychoanalytic thought. My psychoanalytic work is also informed by Jungian analytic approaches from the developmental school of Jungian thinking and practice.

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