Governance

We are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Our Board of Trustees, supported and advised by the Chief Executive, provide the strategic direction of the organisation and ensure it is well governed. We place great importance on our close relationship with our Member Institutions and our Council provides a key link with our Trustees.

Our Trustees

Trustees are responsible for the good governance of the organisation, setting strategic objectives and overseeing the delivery of business objectives They are appointed on a skills and competency basis. Our Articles of Association require that most of our Trustees are BPC Registrants, but that a minimum of two are lay Trustee’s. The clinical Trustees are not appointed as representatives of their Member Institutions (MIs).

  • Chair: Susanna Abse
  • Vice Chair:  Lee Smith
  • Registrar and Chair, Professional Standards Committee:  Jan McGregor Hepburn
  • Chair, Ethics Committee: Alan Colam
  • Sally Beeken
  • Angela Greatley (lay Trustee)
  • Tim Kent
  • Poul Rohleder
  • Richard Serlin (lay Trustee)
  • Nikky Sternhell

Our Council

Council comprises of representatives of our Member Institutions, usually the Chair or a senior Board member of each organisation. Our Articles of Association require that Council representatives are BPC Registrants. Council ensures that the Trustees are actively engaged with our Member Institutions. Council meetings are chaired by the Chair of Trustees and other Trustees are in attendance.

  • Anna Freud Centre: Tessa Baradon
  • Association of Jungian Analysts: Liz Grant
  • Association of Medical Psychodynamic Psychotherapists : Richard Ingram
  • Association of Psychodynamic Counsellors: tbc
  • Association of Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings: Liz Greenway
  • British Psychanalytic Association: Joscelyn Richards
  • British Psychoanalytical Society / Institute of Psychoanalysis: Michael Mercer
  • British Psychotherapy Foundation: Jean Carr
  • Forensic Psychotherapy Society: Richard Curan
  • Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling: Mary Rose Thompson
  • Gloucestershire Counselling Service: Mike Keating
  • North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists: Christine Murray
  • Northern Ireland Psychoanalytic Society: Hannah Browne
  • Scottish Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists: Gail Taylor
  • Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy: Jeremy Thomas
  • Society of Analytical Psychology: Michael Cullinan
  • Tavistock Relationships: Andrew Balfour
  • Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists: Elisa Reyes-Simpson
  • Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy: Rose Persson
  • West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy: Lynette Maple

Key governance documents

Articles of Association
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