About our Analysts

The Society of Analytical Psychology is a founder member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). All our members are registered either with the BPC or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). All are also members of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP).

People who have trained with the Society of Analytical Psychology have usually had a previous training in a related mental health profession, for example, medicine, psychology, or social work, or have completed some other training in psychotherapy or counselling.

The three-year training programme includes close supervision of the trainee’s work as well as a personal analysis (4 or 5 sessions weekly), and theoretical study of Jungian, post-Jungian and psychoanalytic ideas. There is an emphasis on infant and child development in the course, which offers an understanding of the origins and complexities of problems experienced in later life.

All our analysts therefore have considerable experience of working with a variety of individuals and a range of difficulties, and are able to work more intensively in analysis (meeting four or five times weekly if necessary), or less intensively as is required or practicable for the particular person.

Categories of Analyst

We have three categories of analyst: Member,Training Analyst and Supervising Analyst. Anyone wishing to train at the Society is required to be in analysis with a Training or Supervising Analyst.

Analyst members have completed an analytic training, which includes close supervision of their clinical work and an in-depth personal analysis.

Psychotherapist members will have completed a psychodynamic psychotherapy training of at least three years, which includes close supervision of their clinical work and a substantial period of at least twice weekly psychotherapy or analysis.

SAP trainee analysts and psychotherapists are experienced practitioners who have had personal analysis or therapy and are now undertaking further rigorous training with the SAP. They have  been carefully selected on the basis of their maturity and prior experience and have extensive SAP training prior to beginning with SAP Clinic patients.

You will be in good and safe hands.

2 thoughts on “About our Analysts

  1. I am a Psychotherapist and Training Group Analyst and see a patient and his wife for short term couple therapy. The husband is depressed, not only because of the marital break down, but he has had underlying long standing depressive
    tendencies that resurfaced during this crisis. He has attended an analytic group for eight years, and he has done well during the attendance of his group; he is a committed patient.
    I think he may now benefit from long term individual therapy/Analysis but he has very limited financial means, as as artist and a father of two. I wonder whether he might be a suitable training patient and I would appreciate your advice about your referral criteria for training patients. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Margot Schiemann

    1. Gita Khalatbari says:

      Thank you for your message.
      I have responded to your email directly from my clinic email address.

      Best wishes.

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