The aim of long term psychoanalytic psychotherapy is personality change. Among other theorists in the object-relations tradition such as Guntrip, Fairbairn, Winnicot, Kohut, and Kernberg, Gustaf follows the work developed by Dr. James F. Masterson, MD. and his adaptation of the traditional object-relations theory that focus on problems of the self.
Patients usually come once or twice a week. More sessions can be arranged depending on the patient’s need and Gustaf’s availability.
Most medical aids limit their benefits for clinical psychologists. As the patient you are responsible to find out from your medical aid how many sessions they cover. Since long term psychotherapy requires a high level of commitment, you have to draw up a plan so that you can budget for continued therapy. Medical aids cover a specific amount of sessions for specific diagnoses.