BPC Trainees' Area

Welcome to the Trainees section of the BPC website!

19 March 2020: We are aware that a number of our Registrants have started to introduce or have already introduced measures such as moving to online therapy and telephone sessions. Please read our advice on the situation.

12 March 2020: We are aware that the spread of the coronavirus is causing anxiety and concerns amongst patients and our Registrants. Please read our advice around the situation.

To become a BPC Trainee you must be enrolled on a BPC accredited training.

If you are on a BPC accredited training and are not sure if you are enrolled, please feel free to check with the BPC office here

There is currently no fee attached to being enrolled as a BPC Trainee.

Although trainees are not registered with the BPC, they are covered by our Code of Ethics.

As a trainee of the BPC you will receive the following:

  • Free subscription to our magazine New Associations
  • Free access to other BPC publications such as discussion papers and briefings
  • Monthly e-newsletters
  • Discounted rates on our conferences and events
  • Discounted rates with professional indemnity insurer, Howden.

BPC trainees also benefit from our information and advisory service; from government policy to patient confidentiality, the BPC team and professional committees are there to inform and advise on the subjects that are important to your professional and training activities.


Need a job or voluntary experience?

Try our Job Vacancies page


Want to learn something new, meet other trainees and network with senior analysts and counsellors? Try the BPC's version of Time Out

Event Listings specifically for those of a psychoanalytic bent

Booking for our 'Forging Your Way' Trainee conference 2020 on 28 March is now open.
It's a one-day BPC conference for trainees and recent graduates of psychoanalytic orientated trainings.


Know your BPC!

Who is on Council?

Who are the Executive Committee?

Find out what Committees and Working Groups are active


Requirements for members and administrative procedures

Training crtieria


Help improve our pages
The BPC is looking to improve and build upon the information we provide on our site and in our communications with trainees and registrants. We are specifically calling for ideas and suggestions to build a virtual resources (libraries, links, information, news) Do get in touch with the BPC if you have any thoughts on what you’d find useful to have on the site by sending an email to mail@bpc.org.uk