Bart Rabaey is a licenced Clinical Psychologist and Doctor in Psychology (PhD), in his private practice for psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Forest (Brussels) he treats diverse psychological, psychiatric and existential problems.

Freud & cactus (interior view of the consultation room)

How it works

My clinical work is oriented by a Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalytical perspective. This approach places ethics at the center. An ethics of listening, an ethics focused on the singularity of each individual.

In one or more exploratory sessions you are invited to speak freely about what brings you here. We look into your challenges and your expectations and decide together on the course and the frequency of the sessions.

Seat & plants (interior view of the consultation room)

In making use of free association—the intention of speaking openly and without restraint, in confidence and beyond judgement—we discover ourselves. We become aware of our conscious and unconscious motives and desires and of the obstacles and inhibitions we have created in the process of living our lives. This exploration allows us to adjust limiting patterns, to regain our sense of responsibility and independence, and to experience the ever-growing sense of freedom in living the lives we desire to live and making the choices we choose to make.

About me

I obtained a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology (Ghent University, 2010) and completed the Postgraduate Program Psychoanalytic Therapy (Ghent University, 2015). I am recognized by the Commission of Psychologists (registration number 771111543) and I am a member of the professional association KLIpsy.

I am a Doctor of Psychology (PhD), I promoted on a dissertation elaborating a Lacanian approach to manic depression or bipolar disorder: Language gone mad, a Lacanian study of mania (Ghent University, 2023).

I have been working as a clinical psychologist since 2010 (UZ Leuven, CGG Passant). From 2012 to 2018 I worked as a psychotherapist for adults and for addiction problems in CGG Brussels. I have been working in my private practice for psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Brussels since 2015.

Since 2018 I have been employed as a teaching assistant and doctoral researcher at the Department of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Consulting (Ghent University). For my publications see the Ghent University Research Explorer. At the department I supervise students during their internship and I contribute to the courses Psychoanalytic Therapy and Case Studies in Psychoanalytic Therapy. I am a teacher and supervisor for clinical cartels in the Postgraduate Program Psychoanalytic Therapy and I am a member of the editorial board of the journal Psychoanalytische Perspectieven.

Books & plant (interior view of the consultation room)