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Dr Werner Prall



Dr Werner Prall

MA, MSc, PhD

Module Leader, 3. Year DCPSych

Email: werner.prall@metanoia.ac.uk

Telephone: 0208 579 2505



Werner Prall, MA, MSc, PhD, UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic and Integrative Psychotherapist. Originally from a humanistic psychotherapy background with a particular emphasis on working with the body his theoretical interests and clinical experience have led him to undertake a second training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Whilst now positioning his work in the psychoanalytic tradition, he remains interested in exploring what kinds of understanding an integrative approach to psychological therapy can open up for us. Werner maintains a private psychotherapy practice in North West London; he has been a trainer and supervisor at Metanoia and on other psychotherapy training courses for many years. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Psychoanalysis at Middlesex University and a member of the Training Committee at The Guild of Psychotherapists.


Institute Roles

  •  Module Leader, DCPsych



  • 'To Be or Bartleby', in: Traces of Violence and Freedom of Thought, ed. L. Auestad and A. Treacher Kabesh. Palgrave, New York (in print)
  • 'Between a Rock and the Deep Blue Sea. Kafka's Angst – and ours', Sitegeist, No12, 2016
  • 'The Head I Scratch', Book review: Between Skins: The Body in Psychoanalysis – Contemporary Developments by Nicola Diamond, British Journal of Psychotherapy, 2014
  • 'Is Dialogue Possible?' Panel discussion on Therip website and conference, July 2013,   http://therip.org.uk/index.php/conference
  • 'Transference: Seduction and Transcendence', Journal of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (JCFAR), No 23, 2013.
  • 'Metanoia and the Making of a Psychotherapist', British Journal of Psychotherapy Integration', Issue 1, 2011.
  • 'The Hour of Truth: Accounting and Auditing in (and of) Psychoanalysis', Journal of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (JCFAR), No 20, 2010.
  • ‘Am I good? Values, Virtues and Skills in Psychoanalysis’, Sitegeist, No 2, 2009.
  • ‘One patient, one therapist, multiple perspectives’, British Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Issue 2, 2004.
  • ‘Failing Better’, British Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Issue 1, 2004.


Recent presentations

  • 'My Neighbour, That Thing', Symposium 'Material Others and Other Materialities', Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts, London, September 2016
  • 'Moving on/Walking away', The Guild of Psychotherapists, Summer conference, Cambridge, July 2016
  • 'Loving Therapy – via Plato', Metanoia Institute, London, May 2016
  • 'Love Thy Neighour? Psychoanalysis, politics and/or ethics', Psychoanalysis and Politics, international conference, Vienna, May 2016
  • '”My Body?” - A Caveat', The Association of Chiron Psychotherapists Conference, London, April 2015
  • 'Transit and Transience', Psychoanalysis and Politics, international conference, Barcelona, March 2015