Experience and Training
Larisa is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She has trained in Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis and has experience working with a wide variety of symptoms. Psychoanalysis operates on the premise that there exists a knowledge unknown to ourselves, an unconscious knowledge. Clinical practice in the psychoanalytic orientation is preoccupied with the singularity of each person in a case-by-case tradition, not a one solution fits all. Speech provides the means to access what is symptomatic to come to light and allow the conflict and the compromises of the symptom to become analysable.
The way in which she works offers a particular type of listening which provides the opportunity for insight and proposes a space where you can talk about your suffering and presents the opportunity to re-shape it. It can be a truly transformative experience which can help you assess, explore and reflect on your psychological distress in a confidential way.
Psychoanalysis does not only treat symptoms but also thoroughly questions their origins and for this reason consistency and commitment to therapy are essentially important.
Larisa is a graduate of the Specific Modality Training in St. Vincent’s Hospital, the School of Psychotherapy. She is a psychology graduate and holds a Master’s degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from DBS. She is a fully qualified and accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist and works with the code of ethics in conformity with APPI which are under the umbrella of PCI.
Larisa has been working in private practice in City Therapy as a psychoanalytic
psychotherapist for the last three years. Larisa also works in suicide prevention as a Suicide-Risk Assessment Officer and as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in SOSAD Ireland since 2015. Larisa’s clinical experience during the last number of years spans across a large number of settings including the National Maternity Hospital, The Dolphin Homework Club and two rehabilitation treatment centres in the Tower Programme and in the Saol Project.
Larisa attended psychiatric case-conferences in St. Vincent’s Hospital for two years where practitioners from the psychiatric profession present and discuss their clinical cases. She also conducted a weekly, two-year infant observation which provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of human development through direct observation of an infant
during early life.
In her practice Larisa has experience with a wide range of symptoms that include but are not limited to: bereavement and loss, loneliness, panic attacks, self-harm, the consequences of domestic and sexual abuse, eating disorders, stress, anxiety, depression, suicidal-ideation and addiction.
Larisa is a fully accredited member of the Association of Psychoanalysis in Ireland (APPI) and Irish Council of Psychotherapy (ICP) Larisa works with the code of ethics in conformity with APPI.
Larisa offers therapy in both English and Romanian.