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Life of the mind: The best therapy

"That’s the trouble with reading psychoanalytic theory—it’s impossible to dislike people without working out what projections of my own I’m throwing out"

By Anna Blundy   September 2015

The psychoanalyst’s room was dark and cold. Her house was on a grotty street in a grotty area famous for pound shops and drunks. Inside, it was furnished in what I imagine, from a position of total ignorance, to be Edwardian style, verisimilitude enhanced by absence of effective lighting. She herself was so frighteningly vampiric that she may well have been…

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