• February 26, 1958

    Born in Zurich/Switzerland


  • 1978 – 1983

    Studies in Clinical Psychology and Sociology (University of Zurich)


  • 1982 – 1990

    Clinical Work as Psychologist and Psychotherapist in in-patient and out-patient Psychiatric Institutions


  • 1982 – 2000

    Training in Systemic Family Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Client-Centered Psychotherapy, Freudian Psychoanalysis


  • Since 1986

    Psychoanalyst, Couple Therapist, Coach, Supervisor, Consultant in  his own Practice in Zurich


  • Since 2000

    Member of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association


  • 2003 - 2008

    President of European Confederation for Psychoanalytical Psychotherapies (ECPP), now Honorary President

  • Since 2016

    Teaching Analyst at Freud-Institut Zurich, Training Analyst of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society


  • Since 2005

    Lecturer at Sigmund-Freud-Universities Vienna and Berlin


  • Since 2006

    Teaching Analyst at Psychoanalytic Institutes in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Minsk, Innsbruck, Teheran


  • Since 2009

    Swiss consultant for the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival epff8

  • Since 1983

    Author of several books and many scientific articles

  • Since 2019

    Editor of the series «Judith Le Soldat Today. Theory and Practice» (in german) – Frommann-Holzboog Publishers, Stuttgart

  • 2021

    Accreditation as Professor for Psychotherapy Science and Psychoanalysis at Sigmund-Freud-Private-University Vienna

  • Private:

    Father of two adult children and one stepdaughter

    Married with Juliya Lepihova