How to arrange an assessment

1. Talk to our clinics.

It can be helpful to take advice when seeking referral for psychoanalytic psychotherapy. All BPC registered psychotherapists are experienced in assessment and diagnostic consultations and a preliminary consultation can help you decide if psychoanalytic psychotherapy would be suitable for you.

Several member organisations of the BPC have referral services, which can assist in finding a therapist, and some also have clinical services offering therapy or analysis at reduced fees.

1: Referral Services for Adults

2: Reduced Fee Schemes for Adults

3: Reduced Fee Schemes for Children & Adolescents

4. Referral Services for Children

5. Referral Services for Couples


2. Talk to your doctor.

In some areas psychoanalytic psychotherapy is available from the NHS but there is often a long wait for this and where it is available, this may only be for a short period. In addition to making a referral to a therapist within the NHS, your doctor may also be able to provide you with details of locally-based private therapists.

The NHS Choices website offers a comprehensive guide to mental health issues, with information that may help you talk to your doctor.