About the Society

Penny Pickles, Chair of the SAPChairperson of the SAP

Mrs Penny Pickles is the current Chair of Council of the Society of Analytical Psychology. She can be contacted on: chair@thesap.org.uk


Therapy, analysis and counselling for adults, adolescents and children

The SAP offers therapy, analysis and short-term work to people who are in distress or have emotional problems, as well as to those who feel a lack of fulfilment or seek an exploration of meaning in their lives.

The SAP is one of the founder members of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and our members are registered either with the BPC or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), through the Confederation of Analytical Psychologists. All are also members of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP).

In-depth training and personal analysis

The Society of Analytical Psychology was founded in 1946 with the aim of developing the ideas of C.G. Jung, providing a rigorous training in analytical psychology, and analysis and therapy to adults, children and adolescents. It has become the foremost training institute in Jungian analysis and psychotherapy, integrating Jungian and post-Jungian developments with those of psychoanalysis. Our trainings and analytic practice reflect our commitment to our policy on diversity.

What's in a name?

Analytical Psychology is the name that C.G. Jung gave to his particular form of analysis and psychotherapy, partly to describe the distinctive views he developed (see Analytical Psychology) and partly to distinguish it from what Sigmund Freud called psychoanalysis.

The training at the SAP integrates Jungian and post-Jungian ideas with those of psychoanalysis and other developments in analysis and psychotherapy (such as attachment theory and the recent developments in neuroscience). Our name reflects the core position of Jung’s work.

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