I would like to learn about you because you know your life story, all the joyful moments as well as the traumatic events. This is the material you bring to your sessions. I will help you, to the best of my ability, to gain some insight into how you have experienced these and how these have shaped you to become the person you are today. Together, we will bring heightened awareness to the way in which these experiences have created hurtful patterns and situations in your life.
Moreover, I want to hear about your relationships with at work and at home, your childhood experiences, your worries, obsessions, and feelings of guilt and shame; I have a non-judgmental attitude, so you would not need to worry about being judged in psychoanalytic therapy sessions with me.
Finally, I have been in your shoes: as a requirement for my psychoanalytic training, I had to go through my personal analysis. Learning about myself has facilitated my therapeutic work; it also helps me to be in your shoes and feel what you may be going through during your therapy.