Man; The Imposter (Syndrome)English French Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy The Impostor Syndrome

Mentioned during a speech at an all-girls school in north London in 2009 the former US First Lady, Michelle Obama, admitted being pursued by a feeling she somehow had all her life and which she called the ‘imposter syndrome’. The notion of what an imposter is should certainly deserve our attention. Perhaps more than any […]

At the Beginning Was the SignifierEnglish French Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Signifier

At the beginning was the word. An obvious start in the realm of the talking cures would naturally have us look at what is effectively heard during sessions: words. At the time, Freud had already made an all-important distinction between a word, say the word ‘t-a-b-l-e’, and the actual concept of the thing itself – […]