Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Counselling in Green Park, Mayfair in Central London
We have returned to the PSY-Practice office presently for those who are able to travel safely during the Covid 19 instance or for urgent cases. However, we continue to offer Zoom or phone sessions for those who prefer and are able to contact us remotely.
PSY-Practice Central London comprises highly skilled, experienced psychoanalysts, offering psychotherapy and counselling for those who prefer brief treatments. We offer prompt consultation for those interested in the therapeutic benefits of a “talking cure” at our Mayfair practice accessible to Green Park, Westminster, Soho and other central London areas.
We have substantial experience working in psychoanalyst / counsellor / psychotherapist practices and within counselling and psychotherapy services in the NHS, universities, employee assistance programs and private practice. The psychoanalysis and therapy we offer at PSY-Practice is non-judgmental and confidential.
Some of the issues we work with include stress, anxiety, depression, relationship and sexual issues, addiction issues, anger and bereavement. Our counselling and psychotherapy work is informed and thus enriched by the theoretical and clinical rigour of also working within the Lacanian tradition of psychoanalysis.
To contact us individually please click here: [email protected], [email protected]. Or message us via our email contact form.
Why Contact a Therapist?
Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Counselling
People come for therapy, be it counselling, psychotherapy or psychoanalysis, for the whole gamut of worries and symptoms, or for problems dealing with the rites of passage in life. While talking to friends, family or loved ones can be part of building relationships, talking about personal issues to a trained therapist - who listens attentively and without judgement - gives us an occasion to begin to identify the causes and reasons for what ails us.
At some stage in our lives we may all encounter moments of stress, or worry, that impact our emotional health. However, on our own, it can prove difficult to move on or to change our relationship to life, especially when there is a sense of impasse, generalised depression or ongoing feelings of anxiety. Realising that certain problems, patterns of behaviour or types of relationship repeat in our lives - reasons for which we may have scant understanding - may lead us to contact a counsellor, psychotherapist or psychoanalyst.
It is a realisation that something does not work in our lives and that some change is vital.
For some of us, the source of suffering may reflect a purely personal or relationship difficulty. For others it may also relate to a wider unease over our place and reference points in a world changing ever faster culturally and politically. But how to effect personal change still eludes us.
The space of a session is one in which it is possible for a therapist or psychoanalyst to listen very carefully to what is being said, to elicit and begin to hear something of the many threads of our lives, traces of speech and experiences of suffering that have affected each singular person, in mind and body. As such, our experience and orientation teaches us that symptoms will not go away until we have heard what they want to say and grasped something about their function and complex cause in a person's life.
As such, the treatment of counselling, psychotherapy or psychoanalysis at PSY-Practice Central London - offered in confidence and at one's own pace - begins in a very small way, with an invitation for each person to start a process of speaking about what is difficult in life. It offers an occasion to articulate things that it may not have felt possible to say to anyone else before.
It is by engaging with the impasses that our symptoms present - gradually elaborating with the words most familiar to us - that a path to negotiate our singular difficulties can open up.
It becomes possible from this process to extract the dictums and axioms by which we live our lives, often without conscious awareness. There arises something of how the fabric of each singular identity has been constructed, making it possible to explore what underlies the more self-evident truths of our lives. And then to effect change - if we so wish.
How Does Therapy Begin?
Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Counselling
After an initial consultation, a number of preliminary sessions may be offered to give you time to gauge for yourself whether you wish to continue to work with a particular therapist at PSY-Practice. Your therapist will discuss with you an appropriate fee, together with the frequency of sessions envisaged. The duration of a treatment depends entirely on individual preference and how far each person wishes to go with the pathways that open up.
For an initial consultation, please send a message via our email contact form specifying a therapist if you have a preference. Or contact us at our individual psy-practice email addresses. If you prefer, please do leave a message on our contact phone number 07812 472 286.
they will be enormous once one becomes aware of them."
Jacques Lacan, 1977
There tends to be a reduction of the symptom
by way of its meaning, its history, its logic.
It can then be written otherwise, [...]"
Eric Laurent, 2016
Forthcoming Programme - London Society of the NLS of Psychoanalysis
The theme for the forthcoming Congress of the New Lacanian School, to be held online on the weekend of 22-23 May 2021, is «The Bodily Effects of Language»
By way of preparation, the London Society of the NLS will offer a final instalment of a series of NLS seminars on Saturday 1st May 2021, 14.30-16.00 BST. Guest speaker Bruno de Halleux (member of the ECF, NLS and WAP) will give a lecture on the topic under the title: The Horrible Solitude of Jouissance.