The psychiatrist may act alone or with another therapist . His patients come alone, or as a couple or family. The patient may be lying on a couch without seeing the therapist or sitting in front of him.
The therapist will create a space, the so-called therapeutic space, in which the patient will revisit himself, observe himself, create a new relationship, or envisage himself differently or find the confirmation he expected. In this therapeutic space, the therapist may suggest hypotheses, and encourage or even stimulate the creativity of the patient.