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Sonia Lall Psychodynamic Therapy

A Place for Becoming

Contact Sonia Lall, Analytical Therapist to book an online or in person session!

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strengths” Sigmund Freud

Issues psychodynamic therapy can help with:


  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Depression

  • Anger

  • Loss and Bereavement

  • Stress Related Physical Ailments

  • Relationship Problems

  • Self-esteem Problems

  • Trauma

  • Life Changes

  • Phobias and Fears

  • Loneliness

  • Eating Disorders

  • Dependency Issues

  • Work Life Balance

“I am not whenever I am the plaything of my thoughts” Jacques Lacan

What is psychodynamic therapy?:


Psychodynamic therapy is the oldest form of the modern talk therapies and is an umbrella term that covers a number of approaches. It is anchored in the theory that unconscious processes operate in the psyche and ultimately influence much of our conscious thinking and behaviour. The aim of the therapy is to bring this unconscious material into awareness and by doing so release the structural conflicts that are causing problems in our lives. 


As such, psychodynamic or analytical therapy is designed to bring unconscious mental processes into awareness with a view to reducing mental suffering. Deep rooted psychological conflicts and unmet developmental needs can present as debilitating conditions such as anxiety, depression, rage and addiction, among others. 


Despite the ubiquity of these conditions in today’s society, each individual condition has a unique origin. We view these conditions as creative solutions to a reality that was unbearable when it was encountered.  We investigate the context in which the condition was created and when its origin is understood, a personal choice emerges.  Creativity is nurtured and a more adaptive, enlivened way of being is supported.


Another tenet of psychodynamic theory is the assumption that our patterns of relating are established in our developmental years and existing relationships conform to these patterns. With this in mind, the relationship with the analyst is used to explore these patterns and resolve underlying issues.

“Be what you are becoming without clinging to what you might have been, what you might yet be” Luce Irigaray













About me:


I am profoundly curious about how the uniqueness of each individual can be supported in the face of life’s suffering. Over the past 20 years, in both my own personal analyses and a training analysis I have worked with a combination of post-Freudian and Lacanian analysts, exploring clinical techniques and the theories of a broad range of psychoanalytic thinkers.


I have attended lectures by the British Institute of Psychoanalysis, including Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, Introduction to Melanie Klein, Introduction to Wilfred Bion and Bion in Practice. I also periodically attend seminars delivered by the Irish Circle of Lacanian Orientation.


Having trained with l’ Ecole Internationale de Psychanalyse Appliquée (EIPA), based in Montpellier, France, I am a qualified psychodynamic therapist.  I am accredited by the International Society of Applied Psychoanalysis (ISAP) and in supervision with the same.

My private practice is located at 2 Rathgar Avenue, Dublin and I am also available on Whatsapp.

Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes and cost €50 per session.

Call to schedule an online or in person session!


2 Rathgar Avenue
D06 V6V4

✆ Phone:

(086) 456 1735

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