is a form of therapy that lies on the basis of psychoanalytic theory, whose essential element is the hypothesis on the existence of unconscious mental processes involved in the structure of our personality and our relations with others.
It is based on the creation of a very special and unique therapeutic relationship. In this relationship, two people, the analyst and the patient, cooperate through a dialogue -explicit and implicit, conscious and unconscious - focusing on the psyche of the latter -to delve into the causes that make him/her suffer.
Understanding the analytical relationship and identifying its "difficulties", the relationship itself ultimately becomes the tool for the search of the route or routes leading to mental pain. Thus, by carving and traversing new paths in the analytic relationship, new roads are opened and the analysand is given the possibility for different choices in life.
The psychoanalyst is a co-traveller during the patients’ struggle to deal with their problems. They work together so as to discover the analysands’ multiple capacities for closeness and autonomy, identification and individuation, work and play, stability and change, so that they are able to decide what to do with their past, present and future.
Like all therapies, psychoanalysis doesn’t have a predetermined duration or frequency, but is adapted every time with respect to the analysand and their specific needs.