For Mumbai's millions the pressures of basic survival take precedence over meeting emotional and mental health needs. Moreover, lack of awareness and the social stigma attached to mental illness stops people from seeking access to appropriate treatment.

Conservative estimates reveal that over 20 million Indians are struggling to cope with mental illness. However, there is a huge gap between what is needed and what is available, both in terms of mental health services as well as trained professionals able to provide them.

The Psychoanalytic Therapy and Research Centre (PTRC) is trying in a modest way, to address both areas. PTRC has been working in Mumbai for over 40 years, creating awareness about mental health issues and providing treatment to children, adults and families.

The PTRC has three key objectives:

  • To offer affordable psychoanalytic psychotherapy at its two Clinics in Mumbai.
  • To train and develop a core group of dedicated professionals who can offer specialist psychoanalytic psychotherapy and consultative services to those who need it.
  • Community Outreach - To spread psychoanalytic thinking





To all Students interested in applying for the

PTRC Training Course in Psychoanalytical Observational Studies.
The Psychoanalytic Therapy and Research Centre (PTRC) is holding an Orientation for those interested in applying for the above Course which begins in July 2014. This orientation will be held at 4, Veetrag Chambers, 46 Cawasjee Patel Street, Fort, Mumbai 400001 /PTRC Tel No: 22813735) on Saturday 7th June 2014 from 10.45 am - 12.00 noon. ALL ARE WELCOME.
This Course provides an opportunity to develop an in-depth experiential understanding of human relationships. It has been developed over many years at the Tavistock Institute, London and initially it formed the pre-clinical component of the Tavistock Child Psychotherapy Training. Subsequently, it has been offered as a Course in its own right, to clinical and educational Psychologists, Nursery School teachers, Pediatricians, Social Workers, Counselors and Therapists.
The PTRC Training Course in Psychoanalytical Observational Studies is recognized by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust as being equivalent in content to one of the courses currently run at the Tavistock Clinic. The Course is a precursor to training as a Child Psychotherapist and an Adult Psychoanalyst.
For more information on this and other courses, please visit (Application forms can be downloaded from the website). Or e-mail us at Or telephone Dinaz on 022-22813735 between 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.