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British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council was inaugurated in September 1993. Its main aim is to protect the public by the promotion of rigorous standards of selection, training and codes of practice. To achieve this it has completed a register of twelve psychoanalytic psychotherapy organisations and their members which meet the criteria recognised by the BPC as of sufficiently high standard to justify membership. The APP has played an active role in setting up and supporting the Council and its aims.

European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector

The European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is the European umbrella organization that links together national networks of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. More than 30 member countries send delegates to the EFPP representing over 1300 members. The members of the APP, the BPC and the ACP are represented by Miranda Feuchtwang, Hansjoerg Messner, and Cathy Troupp respectively as the UK delegates.
The EFPP has four sections for: Adult, Child and Adolescent, Group, and Couple and Family psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The EFPP’s aim is to promote the development of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and its applications especially in the public sector, to bring together psychoanalytic psychotherapists in Europe, and to disseminate information about current developments in our field.
The EFPP has supported training developments in several central and east European countries and offers donations for start up projects or special interest groups in all member countries.

British Psychoanalytical Society / The Institute of Psychoanalysis

These linked charities have as their objects the development of the theory and practice of psychoanalysis, the training and further education of psychoanalysts, the provision of treatment through the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis, publishing books and journals, research and public lectures. The British Psychoanalytical Society has a Code of Ethics and an Ethical Committee. Through its work - and the work of its individual members - the British Psychoanalytical Society has made an unrivalled contribution to the understanding and treatment of mental illness. Members of the Society have included Michael Balint, Wilfred Bion, John Bowlby, Anna Freud, Ernest Jones, Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott.

British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors

Formerly the Society of Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, formed in 1988 as a professional organisation for graduates of the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (formerly the Tavistock Marital Studies Institute). Its members have worked tirelessly to uphold high professional standards and promote couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy both nationally and internationally. To this end the Society has been creative and innovative from the start and although it is a small society it has associate members from different parts of the world.

BSCPC aims to continue to develop the understanding of psychoanalytic work with couples and to establish a place within the psychoanalytic community that recognises the value and importance of working with couples. It also aims to increase public awareness of the significance, helpfulness and often real pleasure, to be found in the shared exploration of unconscious dynamics in the relationship with one's partner. See also Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships


Academy for the Study of Psychoanalytic Arts

American Psychoanalytic Association

Anna Freud Centre

Arbours Association

Association of Child Psychotherapists

Association of Jungian Analysts

Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings (APPCIOS)

British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision

British Psychological Society

British Psychotherapy Foundation (formerly the BAP, LCP and Lincoln)

The Cassel Service

Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)

European Psycho-Analytical Federation

Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling
WPF Therapy

Freud Museum London

Human Development Scotland

Institute of Group Analysis

International Association for Analytical Psychology

International Journal of Psycho-Analysis

International Psychoanalytical Association

Karnac Books

Melanie Klein Trust

The New Savoy Partnership

Northern Ireland Association for the Study of Psychoanalysis

North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists

Northern School of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy

North West Psychological Professions Network

Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Medical psychotherapy

Society of Analytical Psychology

Society for Psychotherapy Research UK

Scottish Association of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapists

Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy


Government Policy

Department of Health

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

Skills for Health
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Professional Standards Authority

Health & Care Professions Council

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health