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 Seminar scheduled on the 25th of April at Bristol University is cancelled.

    Interpretation of Dreams

    Merchant Venturers Building, Room 1.11
    Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB


  • Please note that all CFAR public seminars on the 21st and 28th of March 2020 are cancelled.

    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 Spring 2020

Seminars this term include: “Diagnosis”, “The Subject and the Other”, “Transference”, “Emotions in the Ancient Greek World”, “Diagnosis”, “Queer Analysis”, “Anxiety and Phobia”, “Who Is a Man that Is Not Angry”, ” Is Panic What Wakes Us Up?”, “The Drive”, “Oedipus & the Psychoses”, “Feelings”, “Anxiety, Pain and Mourning”, “Art and Psychoanalysis”, “Psychosis”, “Reading the Dora Case”, “Feelings and Emotions in Persian Thought”


Lacanian psychoanalysis puts special emphasis on the question of diagnosis. This does not mean pigeonholing the patient, but elaborating a framework which will help with the listening process and attending to the particularity of each individual subject. Ignoring diagnostic issues often leads to acting out or passages to the act. This course will examine the Lacanian theory of diagnosis as it is used in clinical practice.

Introductory Course 2020 - 2021

Freud – Lacan: The fundamentals of psychoanalysis