Arranging to meet a psychoanalyst and accessing the Institute of Psychoanalysis Clinical Service

Psychoanalysis saved my life.” – Richard E Grant, Actor

Before deciding whether to have psychoanalysis, you would first meet with a psychoanalyst for a consultation.

A consultation is an opportunity for you and an analyst to discuss what has brought you to look for treatment, your particular situation and problems and what might be the best option for you. 

There are two pathways for access to psychoanalytic services through the Institute of Psychoanalysis:

  • Find an analyst: you can contact an analyst direct to arrange a consultation, where the psychoanalyst you see may be able to take you into treatment themselves or may refer you to a colleague.
  • Consultation service:  since 1926, the Institute of Psychoanalysis has made it possible for many adults, young people and children to have psychoanalysis who would not otherwise have been able to afford it.  We still offer psychoanalytic consultations to anyone interested in exploring the possibility of analytic treatment through the various Clinical Services Departments:
    • Adult Service of the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis
    • Adult Service of Clinical Services North
    • Child & Adolescent Service of the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis