Director: Dr. R. M. Litten, M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D. (P.P. Dip.) Member of the World Association of Psychoanalysis
The London Centre for Lacanian Psychoanalysis offers affordable access to Lacanian psychoanalysis to all those interested in exploring the benefits of this form of treatment, irrespective of circumstances or income.
What is Lacanian Psychoanalysis?
Lacanian psychoanalysis is a specific form of treatment for the variety of difficulties and forms of emotional suffering that we all encounter at some stage of our life. These can range from common forms of anxiety and depression to the most particular and intimate questions that we each have to grapple with as human beings.
Who is it for?
Lacanian psychoanalysis offers a way to address various kinds and sources of suffering.
These forms of suffering include:
– Anxiety, panic attacks, trauma and stress
– Depression, boredom, lack of motivation
– Grief, mourning, loss
– Relationship difficulties
– Difficulties with sexual life
– Identity and image problems
– Problems of the body
– Chronic and unexplained forms of physical suffering
– Addiction, drugs, alcohol, self-harming
– Loneliness, social isolation
or any one of the host of challenges and difficulties involved in living in a world where all the old certainties and assumptions, our common points of reference, seem increasingly difficult to locate.
How does it work?
Although we make use of these commonly accepted terms to try to explain our difficulties to ourselves and to others, no one of them will really encapsulate exactly what it is that we are suffering from. In each case the first step of Lacanian psychoanalysis will be to try to determine what is particular about your situation and what it is that you are struggling with.
We work on the assumption that the symptom will not go away until we find a way to hear what it has to say. Taking the time to pay attention to the symptom, giving it a hearing, can provide the basis for a new understanding of what it is that isn’t working in our lives. In this way what at first appears to be a stubborn obstacle can in time become the key that opens the door to a new way of living.
How long will it take?
It is not possible to give a general answer to this question. We cannot start at the end, but only at the beginning. It begins with an initial consultation with a skilled clinician where you will be invited to explain what has brought you to this point. Your analyst will take the time to listen to what you have to say, help you with what you don’t yet know how to say, and accompany you along the path that opens up from there for as far as you want to go.
How much will it cost?
The price you will pay for your sessions will depend to some extent on your circumstances, the kind of work involved, and the projected frequency of your meetings. You will have the opportunity to discuss these questions in more detail with your analyst in the initial consultation.
How do I begin?
You have already taken the first step. Fill in the form below in order to request a meeting with one of our analysts. You will receive an email offering you an initial consultation at the first available opportunity.
How to find us
The Centre is located 3 minutes walk from Mornington Crescent tube station on the Northern Line (Charing Cross branch) and less than 10 minutes walk from King’s Cross, Euston or Camden Town tube stations