British Psychotherapy Foundation

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British Psychotherapy Foundation
Formation(1951) 2013
TypeLearned society
PurposeFurthering of Jungian analysis, Psychoanalytic psychotherapy to the public and clinical training and research in child and adult psychotherapy
Headquarters37 Mapesbury Road, Kilburn, London, NW2 4HJ
Region served
United Kingdom
over 660
Official language
Parent organization
British Association of Psychotherapists, The Lincoln Clinic and Centre for Psychotherapy and London Centre for Psychotherapy
AffiliationsBritish Psychoanalytic Council, Association of Child Psychotherapists, IAAP
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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:

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).[9]

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.[10]

Some notable members[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archive: BAP Collection". Wellcome Library. 1998. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  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: 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. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Our History". Association of Child Psychotherapists. 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. ^ Association of Child Psychotherapists (2017). "Executive Summary of Re-Accreditation Visit" (PDF). Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  9. ^ "British Psychoanalytic Association". Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  10. ^ "RG journal impact". ResearchGate. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "Carol Topolski: Clapham the uncommon - Telegraph". Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  13. ^ Nölleke Brigitte (25 July 2019). "Clare Winnicott". Retrieved 2 January 2020.


A selection of publications by members of Bpf constituents:

  • Christopher, Elphis and Solomon McFarland, Hester, eds. (2000). Jungian Thought in the Modern World. Free Association Books. ISBN 978-1-853434662.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
  • Cooper, Judy (1993). Speak of Me as I Am: The Life and Work of Masud Khan. Karnac. ISBN 978-1-855750449.
  • Morgan-Jones, Richard (2018). The Body of the Organisation and its Health. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-429920219.
  • Nettleton, Sarah (2016). The Metapsychology of Christopher Bollas: An Introduction. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-1-317635987.
  • Solomon McFarland, Hester and Twyman, Mary, eds. (2003). The Ethical Attitude in Analytic Practice. Free Association Books. ISBN 978-1-853435584.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
  • Sternberg, Janine (2005). Infant Observation at the Heart of Training. Karnac Books. ISBN 978-1780495903.
  • Tollemache, Robert (2018). Thoughts and Feelings about Climate Change: An In-depth Investigation. University of the West of England, Bristol.

Publications about psychotherapy training:

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