Psychoanalytic psychotherapy or counselling requires not only that the practitioner is in touch with his/her own feelings, but that these are recognised and appropriately apportioned as belonging to his/her own inner world or to that of the person coming for help (and sometimes both).
Containing feelings, phantasies and ideas, working these through internally and then finding an appropriate way of feeding this back to the patient requires a high degree of self-knowledge, tolerance for maybe difficult feelings, theoretical understanding and concentration from the practitioner.
Every psychoanalytic therapist or counsellor, however experienced or highly trained, recognises how helpful it can be to have another practioner give a second opinion or another point of view about the work.
Consultations to help with this task, whether for individual therapy or counselling or group psychotherapy can be arranged according to need.
(Those who would like to look at the different psychoanalytic psychotherapy trainings currently available, may wish to look at: Morgan-Jones, Richard/Abram, Jan; (2001); "Psycho/Analytic Psychotherapy Trainings - A Guide"; Free Association Books; ISBN 1-85343-537-6 pbk
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