About British Psychoanalytic Council

We are the leading professional association and a Professional Standards Authority Voluntary Accredited Register for the psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy profession in the UK. One of our key roles is to regulate the profession, adjudicating on complaints and maintaining professional standards. The other is to advance understanding of our work to the public and support our profession via guidance, training and other activities.

We enjoy a reputation for high clinical and professional standards within the counselling and psychotherapy profession and, unlike other similar organisations, we are purely psychoanalytic in our focus. We accredit training programmes operated via our Member Institutions, ensuring that they meet our exacting standards. Individuals who qualify from these accredited trainings are eligible to become Registrants of the BPC and appear on our public Register. Registrants must comply with our Code of Ethics and Continuing Professional Development requirements.

As well as our regulatory role, we advance the knowledge and understanding of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytically informed therapies by virtue of working with policy makers and through the mediums of conferences, publications and other activities.

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