Sometimes the signs of anxiety are demonstrated by physical symptoms. On other occasions, it is our dreams that are constantly working on producing images (or perhaps not producing anything), thus signalling the state of our ‘internal workings’. In some cases, it is the actions we take that seem alien to us and confuse us, sending us a message about conflict within ourselves. At other times, it is our emotions that seem to be volatile, out of place, or repressed, puzzling us further. The job of the psychoanalytic therapist is to contribute their knowledge and experience of the human mind in order to assist the client to clarify these internal messages.