However, in addition to theoretical knowledge and techniques, the strongest power of therapeutic work lies in the power that comes from the relationship with the therapist. Establishing an intensive therapeutic relationship, ie a powerful “working alliance” in the service of coping with experienced crises, is the first milestone of a successful analytical psychotherapy. A relation to the analyst that is unencumbered by past life and protected by the therapeutic framework offers possibilities that the patient or patient can constructively use for themselves. At the same time, however, it is also necessary to clarify during the probationary sessions and to continuously check in the course of the therapeutic process whether the setting of the analytical individual therapy is the appropriate procedure for this particular human being, or whether an analytical group therapy, or a combination of both methods is not more helpful for him would be and have more chance of success. Therapy is there for the patient, not the patient for the therapy.
The timeframe of analytical psychotherapy ranges from 25 to 300 sessions when financed by the statutory health insurance funds. An analytic psychotherapy can help Fears, dejection, restlessness, loss of life, inner retreat, depression, repetitive contact and relationship difficulties, states of tension, eg. Eg tension headaches, sleep disorders, nail biting, tics Constraints, i. recurring thoughts or actions that are experienced as disruptive or nonsensical self-injurious behavior, thoughts of suicide, strikingly aggressive behavior, personality disorders Learning and work disorders, sexual problems, Addictive behavior, e.g. Alcohol, medication, drugs, gambling addiction, eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia or obesity physical illnesses such as asthma, migraine or atopic dermatitis, in which also emotional factors are often involved as triggers. A modified form of individual analytic therapy is Psychosis Psychotherapy. It can be very helpful after experiencing psychosis and in diseases of the schizophrenic and schizoaffective forms.