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.
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 books are The Disintegrating Self: Psychotherapy with Adult ADHD, Autistic Spectrum, and Somato-psychic disorders [Karnac 2015], and Pathologies of the Self: Exploring Narcissistic and Borderline States of Mind [Confer 2020].
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).