Psychoanalyst in Madrid

( Castellana – Salamanca. Close to US Embassy)


What is Psychoanalysis?


About Psychoanalysis according IPA

Psychoanalysis is both a theory of the human mind and a therapeutic practice. It was founded by Sigmund Freud between 1885 and 1939 and continues to be developed by psychoanalysts all over the world. Psychoanalysis has four major areas of application:

  1. as a theory of how the mind works
  2. as a treatment method for psychic problems
  3. as a method of research, and
  4. as a way of viewing cultural and social phenomena like literature, art, movies, performances, politics and groups.


Reading more:

  • It is a treatment approach based on the observation that individuals are often unaware of many of the factors that determine their emotions and behaviour.
  • These unconscious factors may be the source of considerable distress and unhappiness, sometimes in the form of recognizable symptoms and at other times as troubling personality traits, difficulties in work and/or in love relationships, or disturbances in mood and self-esteem.
  • Psychoanalysis, as a treatment method, is based on concepts concerning unconscious mental processes originally formulated by Dr, Freud and then further developed by many experienced psychoanalysts.
  • Psychoanalytic treatment can reveal how these unconscious factors affect current relationships and patterns of behaviour, and help the individual to deal better with the realities of adult life.
  • In the course of intensive psychoanalytic treatment, the nature of the relationship which develops between patient and analyst will have significant features deriving from the “internal world” of the analysand and become available for experience and exploration by the analysand and analyst together


How is the treatment based on Psychoanalysis?

  • It’s a talking therapy. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy draws on theories and practices of Psychoanalysis.
  • It is a therapeutic process which helps patients understand and resolve their problems by increasing awareness of their inner world and its influence over relationships both past and present.
  • It differs from most other therapies in aiming for deep seated change in personality and emotional development.


How are Psychoanalysis´s sessions?

  • Individual, face to face sessions
  • This involves scheduling regular “sessions” of 45 or 50 minutes every week or more
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy involves in general fewer sessions per week.
  • Some patients start with one session a week, come to feel the need for more frequent sessions


About Susana L. Ruiz

Susana L. Ruiz psicoanalista Madrid

Susana L Ruiz is an accredited Psychoanalyst in Madrid in private practice

Member of  Madrid Psychotherapy Psychoanalytic Association,  AMPP  as part of European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy EFPP

Certified permanent Alumni in Analytical Psychology by C. G.Jung Institut, Zürich (Switzerland)

Trained in Madrid, Barcelona, Zürich and London, with the aim of getting more internacional experience

She has worked, among others, with  Dra. Remedios Gutiérrez Rodríguez, psychiatrist psychoanalyst,  Ms. Reyes García Miura, psychologist psychoanalyst,  Dr. Daniel Valiente Gómez psychiatrist psychoanalyst, & Dr. Manuel de Miguel Aisa, psychiatrist psychoanalyst


Psychoanalysis Services 

  • Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy private Services
  • Treatments with Psychoanalysis for adults
  • Clients with different backgrounds (nationality, religion, culture, gender, race, profession, identity)
  • 45 minutes individual sessions
  • Spanish and English spoken
  • Also available online sessions

Location Madrid

C/ Pinar 6 bis- 2º A ( Zone  Castellana – Salamanca) – close to US Embassy

Working hours

  • Monday to Friday  (availability from 8 am to 23 pm)

Prices & Rates 

Rates are customized according to client’s personal circumstances and the therapeutic treatment required

So for that, it is necessary to arrange a first personal interview and session

  • General adults: 75 € (individual session, 45 minutes)


My background

  • Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Psychology University of Barcelona UB
  • Certificate in the Study of the Couple. Tavistock Relationships (The Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, London UK)
  • Certificate in Analytical Psychology. C.G.Jung Institut Zürich (Switzerland)
  • Group Dynamics Psychology, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, London UK
  • Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Centro Psicoanalítico de Madrid, CPM.
  • Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Centro Estudios y Aplicación del Psicoanálisis, CEAP Madrid
  • Psychopathology. Psychology University Madrid
  • Developmental Psychology.  Psychology University Madrid
  • Personality. Psychology University Madrid
  • Psychobiology. Psychology University Madrid
  • Emotions. Psychology University Madrid
  • Motivation.Psychology University Madrid
  • Clinical Assessment. Psychology University Madrid
  • Phychopharmacology. Psychology University Madrid
  • Anthropology. Psychology University Madrid
  • Data Analysis & Research. Psychology University Madrid
  • Groups Psychology. Psychology University Madrid
  • Executive Coaching Certificate, Tavistock Consulting London, UK
  • Master in Human Resources Management
  • Graduating in Clinical Psychology. Psychology University Madrid
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences. Alcalá de Henares University Madrid
  • Successful completion of  +450 hs personal psychoanalysis (accredited)
  • +120 hs Supervision with psychiatrists of recognized prestige (IPA International Psychoanalyitical Association)
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Psychoanalyst in Madrid


Professional ethics, responsibility and guidance to the patient

  • My work with clients is strictly based on responsibility, care, respect
  • Be committed to the clear objective of being beneficial in their psychological and emotional well-being

Also, being attached to Human Rights as psychotherapist

This means, not making any judgment or distinction for any reason (race, color, sex, language, religion, political opinion or any other, national or social origin, economic position, birth or any other condition) during psychotherapeutic treatment


  • Compliance with the ethical code as a psychotherapist beyond the current GRPD General Data Protection Regulation
  • Confidentiality of the information revealed during the sessions by the client is absolutely guaranteed.
  • Therefore, information is not shared with third parties


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