Elisabeth AuerPsychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Counselling in Twickenham

Welcome to my blog.

On this page I share with you articles and videos which may be relevant for our work together.

6 July 2020

Even though his theories may at times appear overly complicated and theoretical, I find some of Jacques Lacan's ideas very intriguing and meaningful:

25 June 2020

Some people struggle to express their angry feelings and "bottle up". Here is an explanation why:

6 June 2020

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Masks

5 June 2020

A very useful guide for teachers, school staff and parents from the Anna Freud Centre:


5 May 2020

"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." (Viktor Frankl)

Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search for Meaning" is an inspirational book which attempts to explain why some people despair in difficult circumstances while others find resources within to survive and thrive. The German title "Trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen" translates as "Nevertheless, say Yes to life".

1 May 2020

How do we process our emotions?
A Youtube Video by the SchoolOfLife.

10 April 2020

Do you have an internal or an external locus of control? Do you act or re-act?

14 February 2020

Trust Your Gut - The Vagus Nerve, largely responsible for the Mind-Body Connection

Read the Beginner's Guide to Polyvagal Theory:

23 January 2020

Russell Brand explains what GASLIGHTING is.

27 December 2019

The Mirror Stage
The young child's identification with his own image, a stage that occurs anywhere between the 6th and 18th month of age.

9 December 2019

Esther Perel on Ghosting, Icing and Simmering in Relationships

12 September 2019

What Causes Anxiety And Depression?

7 September 2019

The Fight Flight Freeze Response

30 August 2019

Our Secret Fantasies

31 July 2019

The Therapy Relationship

6 July 2019

When Thought is mistaken for Fact ...

Blog. Brain Development

6 June 2019

What is Developmental Trauma?

The brain is meant to develop like a ladder, from the bottom-up. When stress responses (typically due to consistent neglect or abuse) are repeatedly activated over an extended period in an infant or toddler, sequential development of the brain is disturbed. The ladder develops, but foundational steps are missing and many things that follow are out of kilter.


https://beaconhouse.org.uk/useful-resources/ (Image)

11 May 2019

The Still Face Experiment

Blog. ManRay

13 April 2019

The Need to Belong

People’s sense of social belonging, or their sense that they have good relationships with others, is a fundamental human need.

The Power of Social Belonging: https://www.psychologyinaction.org/psychology-in-action-1/2015/09/24/the-power-of-social-belonging

Artwork: Man Ray, Silhouette

6 April 2019

The Repetition Compulsion: Why people live in dysfunctional patterns

9 February 2019

The True and The False Self - A Concept by Donald Winnicott


Blog. Neural Pathways

3 February 2019

"The Neuroscience of Attachment"

In the article, Linda Graham quotes from a SEPI conference on attachment and relationship:
“All this talk therapy is just an excuse to hang out long enough for the relationship to do the healing.”

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