Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic Therapy

Neuroscience has made significant progress and empirical evidence demonstrates that successful and deep psychotherapy allows the patient to feel greater wellness in a variety of different areas.

The goals of psychotherapy

– Consider and soothe pain
– Allows one to cope with difficulties and stresses of the outside world
– Improve self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness
– Help make better choices
– Contribute to get insight and a better understanding in developing intuitive abilities
– Allows one to understand the influence between emotions, cognitions, behaviors and experiences
– Help tolerating and feeling comfortable with one’s emotions
– Contribute to accept more oneself and others
– Allow to feel more serenity

Through psychotherapy, you will receive a benefit of improved quality of life and better relationships with others.

For Freud, the ultimate goal of psychotherapy was the ability to love and work.

My attention when I work with a patient, is focused on the integration of psychoanalytic treatment with other procedures, effective theories and techniques, including the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and social psychology, namely the interest in individual interactions and companies / groups, and taking into account the dual psychological and social dimension in all of us.

I use mostly psychoanalytic psychotherapy (face to face consultation) more than psychoanalysis (fold and high frequency of consultations). Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is more suited to current lifestyles. On the other hand, it seems that some patients are not willing to accept the frustration of long silences, specific to psychoanalysis. This is taken into consideration.

I remain open and willing to this therapeutic approach as I also have a classical Freudian training as well as training at the American School of Object Relations.

Thus, by my training and experience greatly influenced by my time in the USA, I tend to have a pragmatic approach where the direct application and exposure in the life of everyday is important. The notion of experience is central to my work.

I use several psychoanalytic approaches to enable integration of theories and complementary practices.
These theories are:

  • ✓ American Object Relations School,
  • ✓ theories of Freud and his colleagues,
  • ✓ psychology of the self,
  • ✓ inter subjectivist
  • ✓ theories of attachment.


I regularly participate in psychoanalytic dialogue through supervisions, scientific meetings, conferences, and trainings.

Consultation time

45 minutes : individual session
60 minutes : couple session
I am available to see patients during the day and evening.


I offer sessions for adults in individual or couple.

For couple’s psychotherapy, I strive to understand the dynamics of the relationship.

So with the help of the couple, we can evaluate together what, in terms of the relationship, are the strengths and weaknesses and what areas are in need of improvement. I make sure that each partner can listen to the other, can understand, know and participate in solving problems together. Each becomes aware of what the other brings to the history of the couple.

To ensure continuity and frequency of psychotherapy, individual patients who have to travel occasionally can have sessions by phone or internet, and via webcam.