Welcome to the Cape Town Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a methodology derived from psychoanalysis which focuses on interpreting the processes of the client as they occur in the relationship between the therapist and the client.
This methodology is underpinned by the understanding of the important impact that the unconscious has on every aspect on human functioning. Central to this is the belief that an understanding and an awareness of the unconscious is pivotal to healthy living and relationships.
Research developments in psychology and psychoanalysis are continually shaping new frontiers in the understanding of the unconscious and the development of personality.
Recent neuropsychological research has emerged which demonstrates the neurological correlates of many of the concepts that inform psychoanalytic psychotherapy.