Analytic Perspectives on Time in Therapy – Workshop

Saturday 20 February 2016, 10.00 – 4.00pm at

The London Art Therapy Centre

25-27 Bickerton Rd, Archway, London N19 5JT

 Mary Lynne Ellis’s book Time in Practice; Analytical Perspectives on the Times of our Lives (Karnac Books, 2008) is an original exploration of the importance in the analytical relationship of an attentiveness to lived, conscious and unconscious experiences of time. In this workshop participants will use artwork to explore diverse interpretations of time in its continuities and discontinuities and in all its dimensions, past, present, and future. The workshop will also include critical discussion of the explicit and implicit theories of time in the work of Freud, Jung, Klein and Winnicott. We will explore the contribution of modern European philosophers (Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, and Foucault) to psychoanalytic practices. In the light of their work we will reflect on how change occurs in the analytical relationship. The workshop is for psychotherapists, art therapists, and counsellors (qualified and in training).

Facilitator: Mary Lynne Ellis (B.A. Art and Design, Dip. Art Therapy, Dip. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, M.A. Art Therapy, M.A Modern European Philosophy) is in private practice in North London. She has also worked in the NHS and the voluntary sector (NGOs). With nearly 30 years’ experience as an art therapist and a psychotherapist (relational analytical phenomenological), she teaches, supervises and is a training analyst for both art therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy trainings in Britain. She has lectured and run workshops in Ireland, Chile, and the UK on themes of time and identities in psychotherapy.

Course fees: £90 fully employed/employer funded; £80 part-employed; £60 students


For more details and to book go to: or phone:  +44 203 490 7899