Adam Phillips - EXPeditions

Adam Phillips

Psychoanalyst and writer

I was trained as a child psychotherapist and I worked in the NHS for 17 years. I am currently a psychoanalyst and a writer.

I write one day a week and I tend to write about psychoanalytic topics. I don’t ever write about my patients, though, but mostly on topics like boredom, kissing, hatred, obstacles and a whole range of things that interest me on a personal level. These are essays in the literal sense, since they are experiments for pursuing certain kinds of ideas.