Psychoanalysis can ignite the passion  or come in for criticism but never leaves indifferent. Classical psychoanalysis could be described as  you get what you see. It's the analysis, not a kind of therapy. It's    a way to meet the days and the nights of the soul, repressed desires, fears, weaknesses but own strength as well. In spite of the fact it's not a therapy, it could have a side effect. A human being gets ready to feel amazingly alive and to make that jump into "I-always-wanted-but-never-believed-it-was-possible": to release mental pain, to feel better, to find a soul mate, a job of my life..., to feel free to go your own way...

At the beginning of psychoanalysis you'll be informed about the fundamental principle: the way you tell your story should differ from the manner you got used to. Usually we follow the line of conversation focusing on the discussed subject and repress all secondary or "unimportant'' thoughts. Now you are supposed to say everything what goes through your mind.

You will notice arising of various thoughts, memories or feelings, which you'd like to dismiss, because ''this or that is not important or doesn't matter..." Something will successfully escape from being expressed, because "it's disgusting".

Pointless, unimportant, disgusting are the guards of the censorship, which protects from shame, come-down, confusion or derision, all of them thoroughly bricked up but traumatizing from inside. Don't give up and don't hush the ideas that  go through your head.

Don't expect appraisal, advice or education. You have enough of them in your daily life: your parents, your partner, your friends, your boss, mass media and even advertisements know what is good (?) for you. Don't expect a 5 o'clock tea with your analyst. It's not about nice small talks, it's about to meet your own unconscious and to discover your own resource.

long-term depression or unhappiness

intense anger

pain of separation, loss or bereavement



relationship difficulties

panic attacks

disorders of eating behavior