That Barfield had little or no respect for psychoanalytic thought is apparent in yet another of his dismissive, reductio ad absurdum parables (spoken by Burgeon in Worlds Apart)--one of several in his work in which he takes to task intellectual fallacies he finds especially abhorrent:

Suppose--suppose a complete ignoramus, with some reasoning powers, introduced into a centrally-heated house. He looks through all the rooms one after another, fiddling idly with everything he sees but understanding nothing. At last he finds himself in the bathroom. He turns on a tap and hot water comes out of it. Hooray! Here at last is something he can understand. obviously the whole heating-system must be named and interpreted in terms of bathtap. What else could it be? The kitchen-boiler is repressed bathtap; the radiator that warms the drawing-room and the great hall and the staircase are sublimated bathtap; and the airing cupboard is so dry, because it is busy trying to pretend it has nothing to do with bathtap. As to the origin and explanation of it all. Isn't it obvious that it all grew out of a bathtap? Isn't it obvious that anyone who says otherwise, says so because he has been shut up in an airing-cupboard, where he couldn't see even the pipe, let alone the bathtaps, because of all the clothes and fine linen cluttering it up? (122-23)

See in particular Worlds Apart, passim (the character Burrows represents the Freudian point of view).