Chris Mawson., F.Inst. Psychoanalysis., BPC.
I am a Training and Supervising analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and the Institute of psychoanalysis, London. I am a Full Member and Training Analyst of The International Psychoanalytical Association I practice psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and supervise the work of psychoanalysts and psychotherapists working in a range of modalities. I have a busy private practice in which I see individuals for individual consultations and therapy from once weekly sessions to full analysis up to five times weekly. I am also available for supervision. During W. H. O. recommended 'lockdown' I see patients and conduct supervisions and consultations on-line.
I offer a safe and confidential space to be heard and to develop understanding.
There are times in our lives when our emotions feel uncontained and overwhelming. We can become ill, psychologically or bodily, as a result. Engaging in psychoanalytic therapy or psychoanalysis can help us to form an understanding of ourselves, and to begin to work through our difficulties.
The work consists of meeting with an analyst on a regular basis, in his or her private consulting room, for sessions that last fifty minutes. This stable, confidential structure gives you and your analyst the chance to connect with and understand what is happening at a deeper level. By allowing sufficient time, attention. and thought, psychoanalytic work can bring about authentic and lasting change.
At the heart of psychoanalysis is the recognition that our complex and often unconscious emotional life is a fundamental part of being human. Sometimes we don’t understand the beliefs and fears that shape our way of looking at and living in the world, as they have become deeply established and largely automatic. We can find ourselves repeating destructive actions, feeling stuck in unhappy relationships and stunting our emotional, creative and professional development.
Psychoanalytic therapy and analysis are worthwhile ways of facing and alleviating our psychological suffering through understanding, offering an opportunity to open up our capacity for greater fulfilment in life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychoanalyst, Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London
Training and Supervising analyst, The British Psychoanalytical Society, London
Full Member and Training Analyst of The International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA)
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Editor of The Complete works of W. R. Bion, Karnac Books. 2014
Editor of Bion Today, in the New Library of Psychoanalysis Series, Routledge. 2010
I am a training and supervising analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and work in private practice as a psychoanalyst. I worked initially with young children and adolescents, first at the Tavistock Clinic and later in the Child Psychiatry Department of the Paddington Green Children’s Hospital in the days when children at that clinic were offered intensive psychoanalytic treatment. My first training was as a clinical psychologist, with a research interest in attention, dreaming and bipolar mood swings.
As well as the clinical practice of psychoanalysis, I am interested in the study of groups and organisations from a psychoanalytic perspective, particularly that pursued by those of the British Group Relations orientation, in which the study of group dynamics can usefully be applied to offering consultation and discussion with teams of health professionals.
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychoanalytic Council
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The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£64 for Initial Consultation
Fee for psychotherapy or more frequent sessions to be discussed
Other publications include: ‘The Use of Play Technique in Understanding Disturbed Behaviour in School’ (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1986); ‘Containing Anxiety in Work with Damaged Children’ (in The Unconscious at Work, ed. A. Obholzer & V. Z. Roberts, 1994); and ‘Pseudo-Free Association: The Sophisticated Analytic Patient and “As-If” Relating’ (British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2002).