psychoanalytic psychotherapy association

The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association (PPA) of the bpf and is strongly rooted in the 60-year tradition of intensive psychotherapy. We have over four hundred members and are the largest of the four associations in the British Psychotherapy Foundation.

All our members are registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), and many are also registered with the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (APP) in the NHS.

The merger of the British Association of Psychotherapists, the Lincoln Clinic and Centre for Psychotherapy, and the London Centre for Psychotherapy in 2013 into the British Psychotherapy Foundation and the creation of the PPA means that our qualified member have joined one of the largest professional bodies for psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the UK. This gives you access to a full range of post qualification professional development opportunities, including the opportunity of advancing to senior membership. Within the bpf you will find yourself in a unique cross fertilising community of colleagues with qualifications in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Jungian Analysis a well as Psychoanalysis. You will find a rewarding and rich professional life in a career offering psychoanalytic treatment to people in all walks of life.

our aims

Our aim is to promote and strengthen psychoanalytic thinking in theory, training and practice by providing a robust and professional training and lively post qualification life for all our members.

train with PPA

The PPA provides training in three times weekly psychoanalytic psychotherapy; continuing professional development (CPD) and eligibility to apply to become a Training Therapist or Training Supervisor.

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psychoanalytic psychotherapy training

Training in the PPA incorporates best clinical practice and high standards and is accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council. With this foundation, therapists are well equipped to develop a private practice or to apply the model to work in the NHS, higher education and the third sector.  

find out more

contact PPA

PPA training coordinator

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join the british psychotherapy foundation

Find out how to become a member of the bpf