Dr Phil Mollon

Dr Phil Mollon is a psychoanalyst, clinical psychologist, and energy psychotherapist. He is well-known as a writer and speaker on topics including shame, trauma, dissociation, self-psychology, and EMDR – and has pioneered the development of Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy.

He is author of eleven books and was the first British author to write about shame from a psychoanalytic perspective, in the early 1980s, developing this theme further in his book The Fragile Self in 1993. His Shame and Jealousy, published by Karnac in 2002, examined the profound vulnerability of these most human affects.

Early Morning: Setting up Phil’s seminar on ADHD

With 40 years of clinical experience, in both the NHS and private practice, he has explored many different approaches, always seeking better ways of helping those who are troubled with mental health problems. His enquiries led him to a study of EMDR and then to the field known as ‘energy psychology’. For more than 10 years he has explored the meeting points of energy psychology and psychoanalysis and created the approach he calls Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy. His work remains rooted in psychoanalysis, whilst also incorporating neurobiological, cognitive, and energetic perspectives.

Phil Mollon’s most recent book is The Disintegrating Self: Psychotherapy with Adult ADHD, Autistic Spectrum, and Somato-psychic disorders [Karnac 2015].

Phil Mollon has been described as:

“A cautious revolutionary, one of those rare honourable thinkers and renaissance figures who rises above the milieu he was trained in to seek answers to difficult questions.” (Dr Valerie Sinason).

Past Events with Phil Mollon

The Fragile Self: Working with Narcissistic Vulnerability, Grandiosity, Shame and Alienation

Shame: The Ubiquitous Yet Hidden Core of Mental Pain

Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy (PEP)

The Disintegrating Self: Understanding and working with adults with ADHD and/or Autistic Spectrum traits

Testimonials for Phil Mollon’s training

Both theoretically and practically useful for my practice. Dr Mollon was an amusing and engaging speaker whose knowledge was phenomenal.

Dr Mollon was Informed, clear and very moving. This day has been of enormous personal and clinical value. The trainer was absorbing – a wonderful communicator, so knowledgeable and compassionate.

My enormous resistance to spiritual/non-visible philosophies and approaches was overcome by Phil’s demonstrations. I had a shockingly positive experience.

Fantastic. Mind-blowing.  Comprehensive. Dr Mollon  was thorough, knowledgeable, and trustworthy.

A warm welcome by BTP and a rich, enlightening training by Phil Mollon.

I found it very thorough in theory and feel better equipped to help clients with Autism and ADHD.

The core material was moving and enlightening.

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