Sigmund Freud, the inventor of psychoanalysis, appreciated the many ways in which our minds are troubled and anxious.
- The Penguin Freud Library - 15 Beautifully Designed Book Covers - A selection of classic Freud texts, in new translations, under the general editorship of Adam Phillips.
It's to Anna Freud we owe the genius term 'defensiveness' to describe how most of us get some of the time.
Melanie Klein was a great psychotherapist who teaches us how to stop either idealising or denigrating others.
- Love, Guilt And Reparation
- The Psycho-Analysis Of Children
- Introducing Melanie Klein: A Graphic Guide
The English psychoanalyst John Bowlby teaches us about Attachment Theory, which is quite simply the best way to understand how and why relationships are tricky.
- The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds
- A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development
Donald Winnicott has lots to teach us about how to look after children - but also about how not to aim for perfection. Being a 'good enough' parent is good enough...
Jacques Lacan was France’s most famous psychoanalyst, who came up with the intriguing concept of the ‘mirror phase.’
Introductory Books on Lacan:
'What is Psychoanalysis?' is a 4-part educational film series by Freud Museum London for students and teachers.
On Being a Patient: A short animation about the experience of psychoanalysis