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

Psychoanalysis offers a radically open and non-judgemental environment, in which your unique experience as an individual is respected. Rather than trying to ‘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 based in Pōneke (Wellington), Aotearoa New Zealand, and conduct consultations remotely (online). I am able to work with people locally, nationally, and internationally.

I work with a Lacanian approach to psychoanalysis, that draws influence from other schools of psychoanalysis. My academic background in the humanities gives me an awareness of the way that social and cultural factors such as class, race, & gender shape our experience. I run a socially engaged practice, and work with people at a rate that is negotiated relative to their financial means and circumstances.

Please contact me to organise a preliminary session.

As an analyst-in-training I operate under the auspicious of the Centre for Lacanian Analysis Aotearoa.

Richard B. Keys
Psychoanalyst-in-training & writer
Doctor of Philosophy
Member of the Centre for Lacanian Analysis Aotearoa
& the International Forums of the Lacanian Field