I practise Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy – open ended (as long as needed) and time limited (fixed end date). It varies from Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in the fact that I have trained first in psychodynamic- once a week psychotherapy- and then gone on to do further training in psychoanalytic work-three times a week psychotherapy.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy varies with time and frequency. A long therapeutic relationship can offer depth and emotional intimacy. Having to attend sessions every week stabilises people and helps them to make space for meaningful communication. It can bring lasting stability and insight. People begin to see themselves in a different light and possibly, develop from such an experience.
Short term work can be precise and more suitable for some. For eg, people who are on the move, and perhaps, simply not in the state of mind which allows for weekly sessions over a long period. They may at least benefit from some psychotherapy rate than none at all. After all, surely, every human being can find some benefit from being listened to by someone who is trained to listen.
More about Psychotherapy :
A good explanation of what Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is can be found at the following link :