Lacanian psychoanalysis is largely Freudian and privileges the seminars of Jacques Lacan
MA Psychoanalysis member of UKCP, CFAR, CPJA and CP-UK
CP-UK THE COLLEGE OF PSYCHOANALYSTS - UK
The seven year, full time, qualifying period in my original journey towards becoming an accredited psychoanalyst, included a postgraduate Masters degree in Psychoanalysis (attained with distinction) at Middlesex University (under the tutelage of Professor Bernard Burgoyne) together with a concurrent, very comprehensive and highly acclaimed training with the Centre for Freudian Analysis and research (CFAR). Both the Masters degree and CFAR training embraced a very extensive spectrum of psychoanalytic theory and technique. CFAR's fundamental orientation, however, and hence my practice, tend to be somewhat Freudian, whilst privileging the seminars of Jacques Lacan.
During my sojourn at Middlesex, research and a dissertation addressed problems of addiction and the question of a cure. This question has persisted over time as one of considerable concern and interest to me, and was the subject of a paper submitted in September, 2010 for publication in JCFAR (Issue No. 20); the official journal of CFAR.
The Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapeutic governing bodies of which I am currently an accredited member, are CFAR (Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research), UKCP (the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), CPJA (Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis) and CP-UK (College of Psychoanalysts - UK).
I have historically worked within the South London & Maudsley NHS Trust for a number of years. This included working at a unit of the Maudsley Hospital which offered psychotherapy to patients whose psychological problems existed alongside problems of addiction, a spell at the Munro Centre; which is the psychotherapy outpatients facility at Guys Hospital, and two years at St Thomas’s Psychotherapy Outpatients Department, where I worked with long term patients suffering from a variety of chronic psychological difficulties.
I am currently in private practice with a consulting room in South West London. Since the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic, however, I only conduct sessions online; using Skype, FaceTime, Zoom and WhatsApp, or on the telephone.