What is Psychoanalysis?
You may have asked yourself:
What is it that I really want?
Why do I keep repeating unhealthy behaviours?
Why do I make unwise life choices?
Psychoanalysis is a form of talking cure invented by Sigmund Freud. Jacques Lacan, a French psychoanalyst developed the psychoanalytic theory further, incorporating elements from other fields of knowledge, such as Linguistics and Topology.
Psychoanalysis is not a quick fix. It takes time and commitment to explore one's suffering. I will ask you about your life, your childhood memories, and your dreams. I will listen. Sessions are of variable length.
"The unconscious is structured like a language' Lacan
My name is Juana Cavaliere Silva. I am a psychoanalyst working in a Lacanian orientation with 15 years of experience. I have a practice in London Bridge, Shoreditch and in South East London. I offer sessions in English and in Portuguese for adults, young adults as well as couples.
My background is in Clinical Psychology. In 2005 I finished my Clinical Psychology studies at PUC University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I joined the psychoanalytical training at Centre of Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR) in 2006 which lead to my UKCP registration. Alongside the training I have worked in a number of specialised services in London for patients experiencing Psychosis, Personality Disorders, Substance Misuse, and Eating Disorders. I have also worked with expectant mothers and new mothers who experience Pre/Post Natal Depression and Pre/Post Natal Psychosis.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.