'Slips of the tongue, bungled actions, and symptoms are like birds that come and tap their beaks on the window. It is not a question of “interpreting” them. It is a question of situating their trajectory to see whether they are in a position to serve as indicators of new universes of reference that could acquire sufficient consistency to bring about a radical change in the situation.'
Félix Guattari, in Molecular Revolution in Brazil
Psychoanalysis is a clinical approach born in the work of Dr Sigmund Freud and shaped by practitioners of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who continue in his tradition and update his work to this day. The central element of this approach is the 'dynamic unconscious', which is understood to play a significant part in the development of several psychological and psychosomatic symptoms and distress.
Psychoanalysis is a talking treatment in which you are invited to speak openly, in a safe and non-judgemental space, about your experiences. The aim of this treatment is to pay attention to repetitions, patterns, inhibitions and symptomatic signs that cause suffering. In this manner, a path towards a more fulfilling life can be carved together between patient and analyst.
This is not a 'one-size-fits-all' approach, and whilst we may talk about what is making you suffer, there are no expectations of normalcy or adaptation. Rather, this is a clinical orientation that pays attention to singularity, to the contextual and social aspects of your experience and aims at weaving new creative forms of living.
Psychoanalysis welcomes people from all backgrounds who have been experiencing, for example, anxiety, depression or overthinking. Psychoanalysis welcomes people who are facing a novel or challenging life moment, such as starting a family, a loss, a choice. It is also a clinical approach suitable for those dealing with trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, issues around identity or sexuality, a sense of existential unease or even those wishing to examine their lives for a reason they can't quite pin down.
This is an open space for anyone who desires to talk about their experiences and to weave novel fabrics of life.
“Et l'inconscient c'est ça, c'est la face de Réel… peut-être que vous avez une idée - après m'avoir entendu de nombreuses fois - peut-être que vous avez une idée de ce que j'appelle le Réel …c'est la face de Réel de ce dont on est empêtré”
J.Lacan in Lesson of 10th of January, 1978. Seminar XXV ‘Le Moment de Conclure’.