The riddle of transference

Transference is one of the cornerstones of psychoanalysis, and yet at the same time it always seems to present itself as something of a puzzle, a riddle.1  In the world of ‘pop-psychology’ (and, for that matter, pop-psychoanalysis and psychotherapy) transference is often viewed as the patient/client ‘mistaking’ their therapist or …

Why psychotherapy?

In some ways this is a continuation of my previous post What is psychotherapy?1  However, I think it is also pertinent to ask why anyone might wish to engage the services of a psychotherapist, especially when this can potentially be a long term and, consequently, an expensive commitment. It might …