‘Come In, Go Away’ with Anouchka Grose

This is the first entry in the Mindcraft series in which Ajay Khandelwal - CEO of Lambeth and Southwark Mind - interviews pioneers in the field of psychotherapy.

Anouchka Grose is a Lacanian psychoanalyst and writer practising in London. She is a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, where she regularly lectures. She has written non-fiction: No More Silly Love Songs: a realist’s guide to romance (Portobello, 2010) and Are you Considering Therapy? (Karnac, 2011), as well as writing fiction: Ringing for You (Harper Collins, 1999) and Darling Daisy (Harper Collins, 2000). She also writes for The Guardian and plays lap steel guitar with Martin Creed’s band. Her book of essays, Notes on Psychoanalysis: from anxiety to Zoolander will be published by Karnac later this year.

Lacan’s Moebius strip idea, or the inside/outside thing, is something you have to take seriously. It’s not just about an individual and what they turn up with. It’s about the intersection between the world and that individual and how they manage it, how they play it. Like, the effects of neoliberalism on people aren’t a side issue, they’re serious.


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