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.

  • Please note that all CFAR public seminars will be held via Zoom.

    If you would like to join a seminar then please make payment by the Friday before the seminar date. Please use our Public Seminars page to select and pay for the seminar.

CFAR Psychoanalytic Studies 2021

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 Spring 2021

Seminars this term include: “Re-Reading Little Hans Case”, “Symptoms after Analysis”, “The Real, Symbolic and the Imaginary”, “Acting Out and Passage to the Act”, “Transference from Freud to Lacan”, “Theory and Practice of the Pass”, “Anxiety and Phobia”, “Psychosis”.


What makes a patient act out? Is it always to correct the therapist’s mistakes? We are all familiar with the clinical phenomenon of acting out, but how can it best be addressed within the context of analytic work, and how does it differ from passages to the act. This short course will examine the theory of acting out and passages to the act in Freud, post Freudian theorists and Lacan, offering theoretical and clinical perspectives and practical indications for analytic work.

Introductory Course 2021 - 2022

Freud – Lacan: The fundamentals of psychoanalysis