All BPC accredited trainings consist of academic teaching, clinical work and personal psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Find out more about the training components on our page about how we accredit trainings.
Once qualified, those who have undertaken a training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and hold membership with the relevant Member Institution, will be eligible to register with the BPC as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapists are trained to work generally up to 3 times a week, usually with the patient on the couch. The work is about making conscious the unconscious and often uses the patient therapist relationship to work through issues of everyday life.
See below psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults trainings that are currently accredited by us, with links to their website to find out more about the training content, structure, fees, eligibility requirements and the application process.
- British Psychotherapy Foundation PPA Training
- British Psychotherapy Foundation PPA Training Modified Entry Scheme
- North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists
- North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists- Modified for those already trained as Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists
- Scottish Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy
- the University of Exeter
- Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust