Stephane Preteux - English/French MBACP Accr. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
After graduating in Applied Mathematics from the university of Paris (X) in France, followed by a brief incursion in film 3D special effects in Soho (UK) I certified in Transactional Analysis from the Metanoia Institute and received a diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from WPF in London. I then graduated with a Master of Science (MSc) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton university. Establishing my clinical practice in the UK has provided me with a unique experiential understanding of language, at the heart of talking therapies.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a process in the service of therapy that uses speaking as its working tool. Most of us understand our ability to use language - what and how we use words - as a general means to communicate ideas, concepts and feelings. And yet language is so much more than that. Words not only convey meanings, they have a certain materialism, are uttered in a tone, follow a singular and hidden structure specific to each person. They take their gravitational pull from a thing which is almost impossible to grasp but for the desire it causes. If our experience and place in life and society is understood to be structured by language and its end product desire, then it follows that desire and language have a significant impact on our life.
There exists quite a number of different approach out there guiding the clinic, but none have to-date kept so faithfully close to the scientific rigor first applied in his discoveries by the founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, than the French psychoanalyst Dr. Jacques Lacan. My clinic is therefore guided in principle by Lacanian tenets and its ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Masters of Science (MSc) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton university, London
- Insurers recognised: Bupa - AXA - AVIVA - Vitality Health
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
The initial assessment of £50 will be an opportunity for us to clarify the issues that have led you to consider psychotherapy, and your expectations as to its outcome. It may also be a chance for you to ask questions about me, my background, clinical work and qualifications as well as make your mind as to whether you feel confident that we can work together. By the end of this session I aim to discuss therapy options with you, including other services if for any reason therapy seems impracticable with me. If we agree to continue, we will discuss availability and fees as based on a sliding-scale ranging from £55.00 for individuals who meet certain financial criteria to £65.00.
Please note that insurance providers require patients to have contacted their insurance company PRIOR to any treatment taking place. Upon confirmation that treatment is covered within the agreed policy, the patient is expected to show their ‘Confirmation of Cover’ at their initial consultation.
- The impostor syndrome
- The name of the father: key to understanding today's truth and totalitarian rhetoric?
- Structural linguistics and Lacan
- The mirror stage, or the birth of subjectivity
- Metonymy and metaphor in the process of thinking
- A short essay on depression
"Stephane's clinical skills are very advanced, and his work is fully in accordance with the highest standards in the profession. His work bears witness to excellent reflexivity, and his professional conduct with clients with a wide range of presenting problems is exemplary"
- Professor Dany Nobus. Chair of Psychology & Psychoanalysis and Head of the School of Social Sciences at Brunel University, London. Recently appointed chair of the Freud Museum, London
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday. Morning till evening.
Types of client