The Society of Analytical Psychology is a founder member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
Our analysts and psychotherapists are experienced at working with a variety of individuals and a range of difficulties. They work intensively in analysis (several times a week) or once or twice a week as required. This is based on the individual’s needs.
People who train with the Society of Analytical Psychology have had a previous training in a related mental health profession. This might be medicine, psychology, or social work. Others have completed training in psychotherapy or counselling. They are carefully selected based of their maturity and past experience. They have extensive SAP training before beginning to work with SAP Clinic patients.
Our training programmes include close supervision of the trainee’s work. Trainees also have personal analysis as part of their training. They study the theory of Jungian, post-Jungian and psychoanalytic ideas. There is an emphasis on infant and child development in the courses. This provides an understanding of the origins and complexities of problems experienced in later life.
All our members are subject to professional regulation and standards. Our trainees work under the clinical supervision of SAP analysts and are subject to the SAP’s Code of Ethics for trainees. Members and trainees are engaged in monthly meetings to consider and reflect on developments in our field or practice and research.