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Ever wondered why psychoanalysts are called ‘shrinks’? The saying-well of wit of the analysand circles around the real cause of suffering – object a – in a spiral, “squeezing it closer and closer to the point of sculpting it” – J. A Miller. This object a, by nature meaningless, is in this analytical process progressively laid bare from its imaginary coating – the fantasy – via an operation of reduction. This bit of the real, stone, bone or as Freud would put it, ‘rock’, is ultimately at the core of what orientates the clinic.

Stephane Preteux MSc MBACP English/French Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Upon completing a degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of Paris X (Nanterre) it was time to explore new horizons. For me at the time London offered itself as the best and most exciting option. As an Other city, London and the english language became a second home. Armed with a mathematical foundation I proceeded to study for a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. degree) in 3D graphics with the view to building a career in film visual effects (VFX).

If working in the film industry in Soho, London, brought its fair share of rewards I could still see myself being drawn towards human sciences. So I enrolled at the Metanoia Institute, where I obtained certification in Transactional Analysis. Feeling at home in this field I then earned a diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from WPF in London. Eventually, I graduated with a Master of Science (MSc degree) in Psychotherapy from Roehampton University, London.

Stephane Preteux MSc MBACP Accredited English/French Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

The initial assessment is £60 and is an opportunity for us to clarify the issues that have led you to consider psychotherapy, as well as 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 unachievable with me. If we agree to continue, we will discuss availability and fees as based on a sliding scale ranging from £60.00 for individuals who meet specific financial criteria to £75.00.

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