Looking for psychoanalysis?


As a psychoanalyst-in-training with the Centre for Lacanian Analysis Aotearoa I am available to see clients in a supervised capacity.

Why psychoanalysis?


Often referred to as the ‘talking cure,’ psychoanalysis is a therapeutic approach that emphasizes engaged dialogue as a means of working-through the ‘problems’ or ‘conflicts’ that cause us suffering in life.

Psychoanalysis is offers a radically open and non-judgemental environment, in which your unique experience as an individual is respected. Rather than trying to simply ‘manage’ symptoms, it seeks to explore the associations and affects that underlie them in order to generate insight into one’s experience and produce new ways of being in the world. 

Operating in the intersection of the arts & the sciences psychoanalysis has the unique capacity to speak to the breadth of our experience as human beings who love, dream, suffer, and desire.

Analysis with me


I am currently conducting consultations online and in person in Parnell, Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland). As such, I am able to work with people locally, nationally, and internationally. 

I work with a Lacanian approach to psychoanalysis while drawing influence from other schools of psychoanalysis. I run a socially engaged practice, and work with people at a rate that is negotiated relative to their financial means and circumstances. I welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, religious affiliations, genders and sexualities. 

Please contact me to organise a preliminary session.

Richard B. Keys
Psychoanalyst-in-training with the CLA
Doctor of Philosophy
richard.benjamin.keys@gmail.com
+6421994509