About The Winn Clinic

The Winn Clinic is named after Dr Roy Winn who was one of the founders of psychoanalysis in Australia after WW1.

This is NOT a crisis service. If you have an urgent, life-threatening concern please contact Emergency 000, Lifeline, Emergency Hospital.

The Winn Clinics arrange psychoanalytic consultations with experienced psychoanalysts who are all affiliated with the Australian Psychoanalytical Society (APAS) and are members of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). Following consultations, the Clinic may further facilitate referrals for ongoing treatment. Go to Referral Service page.

The Winn Clinics’ activities in relation to arranging consultations and referrals are free of charge.

Reasons for seeking treatment

People seek treatment for many different reasons. For some there is a very particular problem such as episodes of anxiety, depression or panic attacks, whilst for others there may be a sense of aimlessness, inhibition, or despair. Some may feel dissatisfied with their professional life or struggle to make important life decisions. Others may experience an inability to form satisfactory long term personal or sexual relationships.

Is this for you?

If you think that psychoanalytic treatment might be the right treatment for you or you would like to know more, it may be helpful to have a psychoanalytic consultation. (See Applications below)

Problems such as acute psychosis or violence, as well as on-going struggles with substance abuse, may not be helped by psychoanalysis.Other treatments and services may be more suitable.


If you would like to arrange a consultation, please go to: 

Adult Application for Consultation (Sydney) 

Adult Application for Consultations (Melbourne) 

or if you are interested in the Winn Clinic Perinatal Service, please complete an application, see below:

Perinatal Services Application for Mothers 

Perinatal Application for Fathers

Thank you to Estelle Hogan for allowing us to use her painting Seven Sisters on our brochure and website.  Estelle is a senior Spinifex artist whose country is Paltatatjara.