The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is the leading UK professional association and voluntary accredited register for the psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy profession. The BPC is made up of member institutions which are training institutions and professional associations in their own right. Individual psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapists and counsellors are members of these organisations and registrants of the BPC. We publish a public register of practitioners who are required to follow our ethical code and meet our fitness to practise standards.
We are a PSA accredited register. The PSA is overseen by the UK Parliament. PSA accredited registers help the public access better care by ensuring that the registered health practitioners are competent and trustworthy. As an accredited register we ensure that the information we provide is clear and helps the public to make informed choices about the therapy our registrants offer.
We promote excellence in psychoanalytic thinking and psychotherapy; safeguard the public; promote the highest standards of training and research; and work to make psychoanalytic psychotherapy accessible to all.