Strengths and weaknesses of Freud's approach. Freud strength lay in the fact that his approach looked at the different aspects of human conditioning and summarised it into a practical framework. In George's case his framework explored childhood memories as well as his unconscious experiences and thoughts (Archer & McCarthy, 2007). However his weakness is that it relies too heavily on the psychosexual stages. Can it be proven that everything that happens to George now is a result of his psychosexual stages as a child? In George's case it can be queried; is his current problem really linked to his phallic stage of not forming an attachment to his father?