Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy 2020-01-31T09:26:42+01:00

PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

Do you have a question about your life? Your relationships? Your work? Wishing to deal with anxiety and/or depression? But not quite sure where to start?

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy (and psychoanalysis) involves a subjective process of speaking and articulation which can help to alleviate the symptoms resulting from a wide variety of mental health issues e.g. anxiety, depression, eating disorders etc. It enables people, in a non-judgmental and confidential setting, to consider the meaning and direction of their lives. It can contribute significantly to a patient’s mental and physical health, to their sense of well-being and purpose and to their ability to manage their lives in a more effective manner. It is an effective approach to mental health challenges (see the research evidence on https://psychoanalysis.org.uk/resources/evidence-base-of-psychoanalytic-psychotherapy)

Psychoanalysis is informed by a therapeutic method which privileges the unconscious processes of the mind. This focus on unconscious processes, and the laws governing them, remains central to the clinical practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Further information on psychoanalytically-informed psychotherapy can be found on the following link: http://appipsychotherapy.com/psychoanalysis-psychotherapy

Call me, Tom Conlon, on 086 368 8824, or email me on tom@tomconlon.ie  to arrange an appointment in Cork City, Midleton or Dublin.

Tom Conlon discusses Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Tom Conlon discusses confronting anxiety

“Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a therapeutic process which helps patients understand and resolve their problems by increasing awareness of their inner world and its influence over relationships both past and present. It differs from most other therapies in aiming for deep seated change in personality and emotional development”.

British Psychoanalytic Council

I practise as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working within the code of ethics of the Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (A.P.P.I.). I hold a First Class Honours Masters degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from University College Dublin and a Diploma in Group Work Practice awarded by the Irish Institute of Group Analysis (in association with UCD’s School of Psychotherapy). I’m an associate member of the Irish Group Analytic Society. I also have also completed initial training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling.  I have a particular interest in the mental health of young adults and young offenders.

Call me (Tom Conlon) on 086 368-8824 to make an appointment to discuss your current situation and consider how psychoanalytic psychotherapy might make a difference in your life. I have consulting rooms at the following locations:

Midleton Holistic Centre, 2, Main Street, Midleton, Co. Cork; St. Michael’s Centre, 36 South Main Street, Bandon, Co. Cork. The Therapy Rooms, Victoria Cross, Cork City;

GAP, 29 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1;  and 10a Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6.

“A psychoanalyst does not make promises of health, but rather commits to leaving open an investigative  space, a space that the subject, before, felt was stifled by inhibition, symptom, and anxiety. Moreover, he promises to keep the responsibility for the act he has inaugurated with his analysand vigilant and active. The work of an analysis can prompt startling effects in knowledge but equally so in solitude and helpless confusion. And here, the analyst has no wish to shirk his own implication: he can no longer withdraw by projection or institutionalization.” Sergio Contardi – http://www.journal-psychoanalysis.eu/on-psychoanalytical-formation-and-its-regulation-in-italy/