The British Psychoanalytic Council is the professional and regulatory body for the psychoanalytic psychotherapy profession in the UK.
We are internationally recognised as promoting excellence in psychoanalytic thinking and psychotherapy; safeguarding the public; promoting the highest standards of training and research; and working to make psychotherapy accessible to all.
We are a professional association and voluntary regulator of psychoanalytic psychotherapists, publishing a public Register of practitioners who are required to follow our ethical code and meet our fitness to practise standards. We are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, who in turn report to the UK Parliament .
We run a number of lectures and conferences throughout the year, publish ‘New Association’ (our well-regarded magazine for psychoanalytic thinking), and promote the profession through a comprehensive policy and public affairs programme that includes meetings with MPs and policy makers, and media activity. We aim to support good emotional and mental health in the UK.