Psychoanalytic therapy

 

My clinical practice is based on the principles of psychoanalysis, as these were laid through the clinical observation, practice and theoretical configuration of its inventor, Sigmund Freud, and were renovated by the French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Jacques Lacan during the second half of the 20th century, in his writings and annual seminar (1952-1980).

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Freudian psychoanalysis started in the form of 'chimney-sweeping', a technique aiming at the treatment of neurosis based on the recognition of the traumatic experiences of the past through the patient's unhindered flow of speech.

It gradually evolved in a comprehensive theory that can be applied, apart from the field of the clinic, to the interpretation of phenomena in society, culture, civilisation etc.

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Jacques Lacan taught a groundbreaking 'return to Freud' to the letter, radicalising psychoanalytic theory and practice: from the statement that 'the unconscious is structured like a language' and the division of subjectivity into 'imaginary-symbolic-real' to the varied time session and the statement that the symptom is the most real thing some people have.

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In a clinical approach inspired by it, the analyst's consulting room acts as a unique space, without preconceived knowledge and ready-made solutions, where each subject is encouraged to speak in their, unique, way about the symptoms that trouble them, so that, with the analyst's support, their logic can be revealed.

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The opportunity arises thus for one to discover the source of their suffering or symptoms and work on the difficulties that are related to them.

 

The support an analyst can offer can take the form of psychoanalysis, but also of other processes inspired by its principles, like psychoanalytic psychotherapy and counseling.

Similar to its outcome, the frequency, time and cost of the

session are not predetermined. The first session is the time and space, where the appropriate framework of support for the patient

is discussed. Work can take place in person or even online, in English or Greek.

 

'The only thing of which one can be guilty is of having given ground relative to one's desire'

Jacques Lacan, 1960