British Psychotherapy Foundation

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British Psychotherapy Foundation
Formation(1951) 2013
TypeLearned society
Region served
United Kingdom

The British Psychotherapy Foundation, Bpf, is the successor organisation to three former long-established British psychotherapy providers and clinical training institutions which merged in April 2013. The original constituents are the British Association of Psychotherapists, BAP (1951), The Lincoln Clinic and Centre for Psychotherapy (1968) and the London Centre for Psychotherapy, LCP, (1976).[1][2][3][4] It is unique in the United Kingdom for providing treatment services for children and adults in all the psychoanalytic modalities, that is of Freudian and Jungian inspiration.[5][6] It is also unique in providing professional training in those modalities within one institution and is regulated by the British Psychoanalytic Council.[4] It has charitable status.[7] Its current associations are:[8]


Until it de-merged in 2019, the recently formed, British Psychoanalytic Association has been a fourth constituent of Bpf, (it was integral to the BAP).[10]

Bpf runs MSc and Phd programmes in Psychodynamics of Human Development with Birkbeck, University of London in Jungian and Psychoanalytic modalities. Bpf and the University of Exeter offer a two-year Clinical Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy or Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training in Devon. The Bpf is the owner, (acquired by BAP in 2006) and publisher with John Wiley & Son of the foremost British academic journal in the field since 1984, The British Journal of Psychotherapy.[11]

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  2. ^ Twomey, Daniel (1997). "The British Association of Psychotherapists (BAP) History and Development". Self and Society, 25 (1). Taylor and Francis online: 21 Jan 2015. 25: 36–37. doi:10.1080/03060497.1997.11085720.
  3. ^ Casement, Ann (1995). "A Brief History of Jungian Splits in the United Kingdom". Journal of Analytical Psychology. 40 (3): 327–342. doi:10.1111/j.1465-5922.1995.00327.x.
  4. ^ a b "British Psychotherapy Foundation". Lambeth and Southwark Mind. 15 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Our History". Association of Child Psychotherapists. Archived from the original on 12 January 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  6. ^ Dr. Work (19 November 2004). "How do I become a psychotherapist?". The Guardian - Money Section.
  7. ^ Charity Commission for England and Wales. "British Psychotherapy Foundation". Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  8. ^ "associations". British Psychotherapy Foundation. 22 March 2021.
  9. ^ Association of Child Psychotherapists (2017). "Executive Summary of Re-Accreditation Visit" (PDF). Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  10. ^ "British Psychoanalytic Association". Archived from the original on 29 January 2020. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  11. ^ "RG journal impact". Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  12. ^ Gordon, Jill (June 2012). "Rosemary Gordon-Montagnon (1918-2012)". Journal of Analytical Psychology. 57 (3): 405–406. doi:10.1111/j.1468-5922.2012.01980.x. PMID 22724602.
  13. ^ "Carol Topolski: Clapham the uncommon - Telegraph". 22 May 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  14. ^ Nölleke Brigitte (25 July 2019). "Clare Winnicott". Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  15. ^ Cambray, Joe (2021). "Hester McFarland Solomon 1943-2021". Retrieved 10 November 2021.

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