Welcome to The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research

The Centre’s activities include psychoanalytic training, psychoanalytic courses and study groups, a public seminar programme, a clinical service including a low cost clinic, the annual publication of our journal JCFAR and an online web journal offering free articles and transcriptions.

Membership of CFAR gives registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). CFAR is a UKCP registered training organisation which is authorised to accredit psychoanalysts.

If you would like to contact one of our psychoanalysts, details can be found on the Analysts of the Centre page.

  • CFAR in Bristol


    CFAR In Association with Bristol University

    Interpretation of Dreams

    Merchant Ventures Building, Room 1.11

    Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB

  • Please note that CFAR seminars will now take place at:

    University College London (UCL)

    Institute of Education

    20 Bedford Way

    London, WC1H 0AL

CFAR Psychoanalytic Studies 2020

The Psychoanalytic Studies programme offers the opportunity to attend and participate in all relevant CFAR lectures, seminars and activities that form part of the training programme, with the exception of the specific category of ‘clinical seminars’.

CFAR Public Seminars Autumn 2019

Seminars this term include: “Feelings”, “The Unconscious from Freud to Lacan”, “Affects in Freud”, “An Ontology from Discourse: Lacan and Heidegger ”, “The Oedipus Complex from Freud to Lacan”, “Emotional Contagion, or, How are Feelings Communicated?”, “Transference and Interpretation”, “The Mirror Phase”, “Art and Psychoanalysis”, “The Real, The Symbolic and the Imaginary”, “Love, Hate and Ignorance”, “The Panic Attack”, “Psychoanalysis and Climate Change” and “Identification”.


Every therapeutic relation involves transference, but how has this concept evolved during the history of psychoanalysis? And how have the changes in the theory of transference had an effect on theories of interpretation? Most clinicians who work psychoanalytically agree that the transference needs to be interpreted, but at what moment? And what of the Lacanian critique of transference interpretation? This course will examine these questions from a Lacanian perspective, combining theoretical exposition with clinical examples.

Introductory Course 2020 - 2021

Freud – Lacan: The fundamentals of psychoanalysis