Psychoanalysis is both a theoretical model and a method of treatment and introspection  that makes it possible to explore and understand the Unconscious while aiming to clarify the meaning of personnel conducts.

Theoretical model

Sigmund Freud, in 1900, updated an innovative theoretical model based on the discovery of the unconscious, of drives, of unresolved intrapsychic conflicts which can lead to pervasive psychological disorders, causing suffering and a poor quality of life.

Principle

Free associations (spontaneously expressing what comes to mind) enables the psychoanalyst (Frédéric Aebischer) to access the patient’s Unconscious from the latent, unconscious, content of his speech (the analysis of his dreams, his slips of the tongue, oversights, symbolic expressions). This allows us to reveal repressed psychological conflicts.

Method

This approach is based on the analyst’s benevolent neutrality and the relationship between the analyst and the patient analyzed.

The patient will gain insight into the unconscious processes taking place in him/her and initiate the process of change.

For whom is psychoanalysis appropriate?

  • Existential problems, willingness to gain a better understanding of ourselves
  • Need for change or introspection
  • Suffering, sadness, anger, anxiety
  • Grief, setbacks (divorce, burn-out, disease)

Modalities

Freudian psychoanalysis is carried out either face to face or with the patient lying on the couch. It is possible to receive a therapy of any kind of duration (brief to more introspective) according to each person’s motivations and specific needs.

Sessions last 45 minutes with 15 minutes of case study in the absence of the patient. A charge of 180,- chf applies, payable at the end of each session (cash, CB). It is possible to be reimbursed by complementary health insurances.