Available courses

An Introductory Course in Jungian and Post-Jungian Concepts

This course provides an introduction to key Jungian and Post-Jungian concepts.

This is a once monthly on-going learning experience programme

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves." Carl Jung

This exciting programme aims to meet the following interests of participants:

  • On-going personal development and exploration with like-minded people through exploring Analytical Psychology
  • Exploring the possibility of applying for the NEW twice weekly psychodynamic psychotherapy training or the Adult Analytic training
  • General exploration of concepts in Analytical Psychology through reading, discussion, debate, process and experience



'On not knowing beforehand'


Transference: Total and/or Partial Solution

The Analytic Attitude: Frame & Practice

Hessel Willemsen


Marcus West

23rd February 2017 

4:30-6:00 and 6:30-8:00pm     

Topic: Psychiatry

Speaker: Dr Oliver Dale

Chair: Neil Hamer

Date: 20 May 2017

Time: 10am-1 pm

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The Analytic Attitude 

Transference & Countertransference

Difficult Patients & Difficult Treatments

Dreams, Imagination and Development of Symbolic Capacity

What Works for Whom: Psychotherapy in a Wider Context (The Role and Use of Research in Clinical Work)

In well over 100 published papers, Christopher Bollas has made an extraordinarily wide contribution.


His work covers psychoanalytic theory, clinical technique and psychopathology. He has in addition applied his unique understanding of the mind to fields such as literature, architecture, history, social anthropology and politics. He has also produced three novels and a volume of plays. 


Many people have read a few of his papers and are familiar with, for example, his concepts of the unthought known and the trans-formational object. But what is difficult to appreciate without a more thorough reading of his work, is the intellectual rigour and the internal coherence of his thinking, which brings together theory and technique, normality and pathology, and explores perhaps more fully than anyone else the complex inter-relationship between the private, internal, subjective world and the world of external objects. 


These four seminars will introduce Bollas's innovative meta-psychology and explore many of the many concepts that he has developed over the past thirty years. Expanding on the legacy of Freud, Winnicott and Bion, his work is concerned equally with pathology, with the nature of psychic health and creative living, and with the intricate complexity of human subjectivity.


Each session will be based on an in-depth discussion of two papers, which participants will be asked to read in advance. Additional material will also be introduced.

Bollas Seminars 2017.pdfBollas Seminars 2017.pdf

A modular CPD clinical training course in working with 18-25 year olds

With limited therapeutic services available to this transitional age group in the UK, there is increasing pressure and demand on therapists in private practice and charities to treat patients within this group.  This course has been developed to further the therapist's skill and support when working with this challenging developmental stage.

2016-17.Transitions Prospectus.pdf2016-17.Transitions Prospectus.pdf

A psychodynamic/psychoanalytic supervision course with a Jungian orientation in two strands

16-17.SAP.Supervision Course Prospectus.pdf16-17.SAP.Supervision Course Prospectus.pdf