Analyst & Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalyst in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow

Stuart works as a psychoanalyst and hypnotherapist providing psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, counselling and hypnotherapy in Edinburgh, Falkirk and Glasgow.

What is Psychoanalysis?

Psychoanalysis is the shortening of psychological analysis. Its most common form is psychodynamic, a form of psychological therapy based around the methods of leading therapists such as Freud, Jung, Klein, Lacan. The core model of psychoanalytic theory predated them and is partially rooted in hypnotherapy. Other forms of psychoanalysis include hypnoanalysis (analysis using trance, formal or informal, the original Freudian method), cognitive behavioural analysis (such as CBASP and Applied Behavioural Analysis), systems modelling analysis (e.g SSADM) and active mindfulness analysis.

What is a psychoanalyst?

A psychoanalyst works with individuals or couples to use psychoanalysis and other methods to work through personal issues, problems with interactions or relationships and developmental problems that may have led to symptoms like mental health complaints, personal distress or relationship difficulties.  A psychoanalyst works with the person or couple, he or she does not “treat” the condition. Different psychoanalysts work with one or more of the styles mentioned above. Alhougth some organisations have tried to “capture” the title, it is unregulated and describes a broad range of approaches.

How does psychoanalysis work?

In psychoanalytic theory the experiences we have guide and mold us. Problems along the way may result in underlying issues or traits that cause problems further down the line. Thus problems in childhood, traumas, dysfunctional relationships and so on may cause symptoms of neurosis or emotional distress later in life.

What influences the psychoanalysis provided in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling?

Stuart is mainly influenced psychodynamically by Jung, Lacan and Klein. However around this core other influences from western humanistic tradition come into play, such as Foucault, Nietzsche,  Freud, Eastern psychologies (humanistic) and hypnotherapy (hypno-analytic) models play a role too. Stuart is also trained at degree level in systems modelling analysis, post certification in cognitive behavioural analysis, and in CPD in active mindfulness analysis. Stuart’s initial two accreditation processes involved psychodynamic and cognitive training (along side humanistic style training and clinical hypnotherapy).

The psychoanalysis Stuart provides is integrative, combining different models and related therapies to meet the needs of the individual or couple.

What is psychoanalysis used to treat?

Psychoanalysis is usually focused on the person, not the condition. However NICE do recommend psychodynamic therapy for a number of conditions. NICE also recommend CBT and cognitive behavioural psychological therapies (including Cognitive Behavioural Analysis) for many psychological and mental health conditions.

Stuart is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Analysis including CBASP. For the difference between psychoanalysis and cognitive behavioural analysis what the short video HERE

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