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 Trustees. The clinical Trustees are not appointed as representatives of their Member Institutions (MIs).

  • Chair: Lee Smith
  • Chair, Professional Standards Committee:  Jan McGregor Hepburn
  • Chair, Ethics Committee: Alan Colam
  • Registrar: 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: Trudy Darien
  • British Psychanalytic Association: Joscelyn Richards
  • British Psychoanalytical Society / Institute of Psychoanalysis: Michael Mercer
  • British Psychotherapy Foundation: Mary Pat Campbell
  • Forensic Psychotherapy Society: Richard Curen
  • Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling: Mary Rose Thompson
  • Gloucestershire Counselling Service: Emma Griffiths
  • North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists: Christine Murray
  • Northern Ireland Psychoanalytic Society: Hannah Browne
  • Scottish Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists: Jane Naismith
  • Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy: Stella Maile
  • Society of Analytical Psychology: Inge Spencer
  • Tavistock Relationships: Andrew Balfour
  • Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists: Elisa Reyes-Simpson
  • Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy: Penny Old
  • West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy: Rachel Hirschfeld

Board Meetings

In the interest of transparency, we will now be publishing the dates of our Board meetings and summaries of the public sections of these meetings (please see below)

2022 Dates

21 January

25 March

6 May

Council Meeting 27 May

15 July

Saturday 10 September

28 October

Council/AGM Saturday 26 November

2 December

Key governance documents

Articles of Association
- (412 KB PDF)
Our Articles of Association
BPC Board Meeting 26 November 2021 PUBLIC SUMMARY
- (121 KB PDF)
BPC Board Meeting 3 December 2021 PUBLIC SUMMARY
- (94 KB PDF)
BPC Board Meeting 21 January 22 PUBLIC SUMMARY
- (103 KB PDF)
BPC Board 25 March 2022 PUBLIC SUMMARY
- (153 KB PDF)


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