My approach to helping people is very much influenced by my training as a psychoanalyst. I attempt to listen with a “third ear”, to read between the lines, and intuit the cause of suffering.
Very often people are not fully able to articulate what they need help with. There is a problem: a break up, a loss of one sort or another. What we might call a” presenting problem” is the entry ticket into a conversation that may lead in many directions.
In the best scenario, the dialogue that is co-created between patient and analyst yields to enrichment, to a greater capacity for depth and satisfaction in work and in relationships, both with others and with oneself.
For more information on psychoanalysis please go to the links page and click on IPA, then “Psychoanalytic Treatment”.