The Centre for Lacanian Psychoanalysis offers Lacanian psychoanalysis to all those who are interested in exploring the benefits of this form of treatment. We aim to make the experience of Lacanian psychoanalysis available to everyone who wants it, irrespective of income.
What is Lacanian Psychoanalysis?
Lacanian psychoanalysis is a specific form of psychoanalytic therapy for the range of emotional difficulties and forms of suffering that we all encounter at some stage in our lives. These difficulties can range from the most common forms of anxiety and depression to the most particular and intimate questions that we each have to grapple with as human beings.
What is it for?
Lacanian psychoanalysis offers a way to address various kinds and sources of suffering.These include:
- Anxiety, panic attacks, trauma and stress
- Depression, grief, mourning and loss
- Relationship difficulties
- Difficulties with sexual life
- Identity and image problems
- Problems of the body
- Chronic and unexplained forms of physical suffering
- Loneliness and 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 and labels 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 you are struggling with.As you may already have discovered for yourself, it is very difficult to try to solve a problem without knowing exactly what it is or what role it plays in your emotional life.
We work on the assumption that the symptom will not go away until we find a way to hear what it has to say.Giving a place to that symptom, giving it a hearing, can provide the basis for a new understanding of what it is that doesn’t work in our lives.And 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 difficult to give a general answer to this question, as each person’s circumstances will be different.We cannot start at the end, but only at the beginning.It begins with an initial consultation 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?
In a way you have already begun.Send a mail to the address in ‘Contact Us’ to request a meeting with one of our analysts.You will be offered an initial consultation at the first available opportunity.
How to find us
The Camden Centre is located 2 minutes walk from Mornington Crescent tube station on the Northern Line (Charing Cross branch) and less than 10 minutes walk from King’s Cross, St.Pancras International, Euston or Camden Town tube stations.
Our address is: 255 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BA
The nearest tube station, Mornington Crescent (Northern Line, Charing X Branch) is 2 minutes walk away. Buses: 24, 27, 29, 46, 88, 134, 168, 214, 253. Euston Station, King’s Cross / St. Pancras or Camden Town are within a 10 minute walk.
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