THE TWO TYPES OF ANALYTICAL THERAPY
The object of regression or analytical work is to discover the underlying cause of an individual’s symptom pattern and satisfactorily resolve the associated conflicts. There are two distinctly separate, though related, methods of achieving this that I employ :
REGRESSION TO CAUSE
This seeks to follow a memory path right up to the first time the symptom pattern or associated emotional response was experienced. The conflicts generated may then be worked through so that negative emotions may be released.
This is a Freudian method of analysis. Here, the object is the same, but the route is far less direct, taking in a wider area of an individual's life and usually concentrating on childhood.
Each system has its own particular strengths and weaknesses and as a professional therapist I am familiar with both of these methods. The choice of method depends on the particular needs of the individual client.