Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis

The CPJA is a College of the UK Council for Psychotherapy. It has an individual membership of over 1800 practitioners and brings together 30 Organisational Members, most of which offer training courses. It is the largest organisation of psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and Jungian psychotherapists in the UK.

What kind of psychotherapy do CPJA members offer?

All members of the CPJA believe that unconscious processes shape our behaviour and our lives. Broadly speaking this means that we don’t know as much about ourselves as we think we do.

The unconscious is, as the word suggests, ‘un’-conscious but manifests in dreams, symptoms and patterns of behaviour. Often we know these patterns are damaging to our selves and others, but we feel powerless to change them. More positively, the unconscious is also a source of creativity and imagination.

Members of the CPJA work with people with a very wide range of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, sexual and relationship problems, conflicts at work or in education, and loss of a sense of meaning and purpose in life. However, it is not necessary to have a specific problem but simply desire to undertake a journey of discovery. Read more here.

Are you looking for a psychotherapist?

Our members work with children, adolescents, adults and older people, with people with disabilities, with couples, groups, and families. If you are looking for a psychotherapist, please use our find a therapist page.

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CPJA ETHICS SYMPOSIUM: Ethics in the Modern World: Where are we now

18 March 2017 from 9.30am-3pm

Venue: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

 Symposium hosted by the Ethics Committee of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

 Tickets:  £55; £35 for trainees of CPJA Organisational Members (OM), with lunch and refreshments included.

About the event:

09:30 Doors open for registration & refreshments

10.00 Lesley Murdin: Ethics in The modern World: What difficulties beset therapists over such matters as money and communication?  Lesley will be speaking about the experiences of therapists who have received complaints in order to consider how the demands of the twenty first century require us to modify or reaffirm an ethical stance.  Discussant: Rhoda Dorndorf.

11:45 – 12.45pm Breakout Sessions

1          Lawrence Suss: ‘The challenges for training committees of working ethically’ Lawrence speaks to the ethical requirements of training organisations so that the Training Committee is located within an ethical system. He wonders what makes for an ethical training from the perspective of the Training Committee, selection of candidates, course advertising, on-course requirements, the cost of training, and finally course content.

2          Sarah Fahy: “The Ethical Attitude: a Bridge Between Psychoanalysis and Analytical Psychology”.  Discussion of Hester McFarland Solomon’s paper, following an introduction by Sarah Fahy. In this paper, the ethical attitude is shown to be an essential part of the analytic relationship and is not just an addendum to the practitioner’s work, functioning as an analytic superego.  A Code of Ethics is not merely a checklist that may be forgotten as long as it is not transgressed.   Analytic practice and the ethical attitude are intimately bound together.  In that sense it is ubiquitous across analytic schools. The ethical attitude can function as a bridging concept as we think about our practice as stretching deeply into the foundations of the developing psyche.  It includes commonly held, collective values.  How to deal with ethical issues in the consulting room, in our professional organisations, and between colleagues is a common concern for psychoanalysts and analytical psychologists alike.’

12.45 – 1.45 pm Lunch Break

1.45    Niki Reeves: The New UKCP Code of Ethics  In relation to current considerations regarding Ethics within the CPJA and in response to the contemporary external environment Niki discusses the construction and process of the proposed new UKCP Ethics Code. The shape of the code and an explanation of its three parts will be made, with exploration of how the Code can be used by registrants. Finally there will be a presentation of the 6 “Conduct Guidance” documents, which accompany the Code. Discussant: Charles Brown.

2:30 – 3.00pm Plenary

Lesley Murdin is a practising psychoanalytic psychotherapist.   She has held various posts in UKCP: she was elected Chair of the Ethics Committee and was also Chair of the Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Section before it became a College.    She has been a major supporter of UKCP as Director of WPF Therapy and now is Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling.  She has been on the Board of BPC and has chaired complaints panels for them.  She has written various books including How Money Talks on the role of money in our work.

Lawrence Suss is Co-chair of the APPT* Joint Training Committee. His initial career was in university administration but after training and working as a counsellor he embarked on his psychotherapy training at AGIP. Over the past 20+ years he taught counselling and psychotherapy at Sussex University and then latterly at Brighton University where he was the course leader of the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. He combined this with a private practice. He was Chair of AGIP 2002 – 5, a Training Analyst and Supervisor, and actively involved in planning the collaboration with Arbours. He retired from academia five years ago and from private practice three years ago. He has published a number of chapters in books, co-authored a number of papers and written book reviews.

(APPT is the Alliance of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Trainings, a training collaboration between Arbours and AGIP.)

Sarah Fahy is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She works as a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, as a supervisor and tutor for Chelmsford Counselling Foundation and as a clinical supervisor for other professionals, including social workers. She is a member of the Cambridge Society for Psychotherapy, the BACP, the UKCP and the CPJA.

Hester McFarland Solomon is a training analyst and supervisor for the British Jungian Analytic Association.  She has been past Chair of its Training Committee and past Chair of the Council of the BAP and of its Ethics Committee and is a Fellow of the organisation.  She has been past Chair of Ethics Procedures of the International Association for Analytical Psychology and past President of the IAAP.

Niki Reeves:  After ten years as a Behavioural Scientist Niki began a career in clinical practice.  Niki trained as a Psychodynamic Counsellor in the early 90’s and then as an Attachment Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist at The Bowlby Centre in London. Niki has now been in clinical practice for more than 20 years and has a full private practice working in Southampton, is a qualified Supervisor, and is a senior lecturer in counselling at Basingstoke College. In addition Niki runs workshops on Attachment Theory across the UK. Following a term as ‘Head of Counselling’ at Southampton Counselling, Niki began writing for publication, having her first piece published in 2014.  Niki has been a member of the Ethics Committee of the UKCP since 2014.



 Please pay by electronic transfer of funds to CAF Bank A/c number 00029325    Sort Code 40-52-40 with your name as reference.  Please email to confirm the date of transfer and to provide the following information:

  • Dietary requirements
  • The name of your Organisational Member/where you are training
  • Which of the two breakout sessions you wish to attend: either (1)  The challenges for training committees of working ethically’ or  (2)  ‘The Ethical Attitude: a Bridge Between Psychoanalysis and Analytical Psychology’  For this session a paper will be distributed to attendees by email prior to the event [also available in Hester’s book, The Self in Transformation (Karnac Books, 2007), which contains three chapters on various aspects of professional ethics.]

Payment by cheque: please email






Brain, Mind and Body Conference 2017
Trauma, neurobiology and clinical practice
Tuesday 7th March 2017 Seminar Rooms, Institute of Mental Health, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2TU

Keynote speakers: Professor Ruth Lanius, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario
Margaret Wilkinson, Training Analyst in the Society of Analytical Psychology
Welcome address:  Dr Neil Nixon, Director of Medical Education, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Further details are available from

YORKSHIRE SUPERVISORS’ FORUM half day workshop ” Ethics and Complaints-The Role of the Supervisor”

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Dates of CPJA College meetings and events in 2017

18 March 2017:  Ethics Committee Symposium

Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 0PA followed by the College meeting from 3-4pm


8 July 2017:  CPJA College meeting

Greenside Community Centre, 24 Lilestone Street, Lisson Grove, London NW8 8SR

14 October 2017:  CPJA Conference and AGM

Greenside Community Centre, 24 Lilestone Street, Lisson Grove, London NW8 8SR

BAPPS Spring Conference 25 March 2017 in London

Supervision across the Boundary: negotiating the challenges of dynamic administration in our supervisory work         


The setting of boundaries in group supervision is essential to providing supervisees with the sense of containment needed to allow therapists to reflect on and develop their practice.  Challenges to the boundaries of supervision are often unexpected, such as when a supervisee gets in touch because of a crisis in their work, or because of sudden illness.  Sometimes supervisees are based in a different physical location, and supervision will need to be conducted via another type of communication, which may present its very own boundary issues.  This workshop will be an opportunity to reflect on the, often complex, challenges supervisors face in their work.

Cost including hot lunch and refreshments BAPPS Members: £76 / Early Bird £60 / Retired £45

Non-Members: £88 / Early Bird £78            Early Bird bookings deadline: Friday February 13th

Full details and how to book are available here or enquiries to


The first film of the season will be shown on 29 January 2017.
“If” (Anderson, 1969) 
Full details are on available here
This will be followed by:
19 March  “Bloody Sunday” (Greengrass)   
21 May      TBA (probably “Gandhi ” with Limore Racin, Goldsmiths)
2 July “The Last King of Scotland” (McDonald, 2006)
10 September        TBA 
19 November         TBA
All films will be shown from 10.30am on Sundays at the JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET
Christopher Hauke and colleagues will present.

TRANSGENDER, GENDER & Psychoanalysis: 11 & 12 March 2017

Presented by The SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis & The Freud Museum

The struggles of people of transgender identity have exploded into mainstream consciousness. By crossing the ‘gender divide’, the trans movement has radicalised the question of what it means to be a man or a woman, facing psychoanalysis with new clinical, political and theoretical challenges. 

How do these challenges renew the complex questions of sexual identity and gendered positioning in contemporary psychoanalysis?

This two-day conference brings together psychoanalysts, activists and academics to explore and discuss the stakes of a momentous transition.

Speakers include:

Dina Al-Kassim        Sheila Cavanagh        Jo Clifford               Domenico di Ceglie

Patricia Gherovici  Juliet Jacques              Damian McCann   Dany Nobus

Henry Strick van Linschoten                      Julie Walsh

To find out more and book a place at this event contact  or


” Psychic Change in Psychoanalysis ” BPA s Conference 20 th May 2017

20 May 2017

This first conference of the British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA)
will take place at the Royal College of Physicians,
11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE.

Clinical Groups will be held on the evening of 
Friday 19 May at 37 Mapesbury Road, London, NW2 3RN. 
A Reception takes place after the Clinical Groups for attendees of Groups and those solely attending the Conference the next day.


Please complete your details on the booking form

Conference aim

The aim of this first conference of the British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA) is to revisit a topic that lies at the heart of psychoanalysis: psychic change, with a focus on what it means and how it happens. The speakers and panelists will approach the subject from the varying theoretical perspectives of British psychoanalysis, providing the vital opportunity to explore differences and common ground. Ample time is given for discussion between speakers, panelists, and the audience, in the hope of generating lively and creative exploration, explication, and debate.


Keynote speakers:

Dr Ronald Britton, Training and Supervising Analyst and Distinguished Fellow British Psychoanalytical Society (BPAS) and Honorary Fellow BPA

Mrs Sara Collins, Training and Supervising Analyst BPA

Ms Viqui Rosenberg, Training and Supervising Analyst BPA.

23rd John Bowlby Memorial Conference , London March 3rd and 4th 2017

The 23rd John Bowlby Memorial International Conference, London

The Bowlby Centre – The John Bowlby Memorial Conference Monograph Series
Friday, 3 March and Saturday, 4 March 2017

When people have experienced attachment trauma, being caught in a never-ending cycle of emotional and relational repetition can dominate their lives. In the words of Selma Fraiberg: “Trauma demands repetition”. Attachment trauma can leave a person with an impaired and constricted life, overwhelming feelings, internal critical voices and a tendency towards an unhealthy dissociation. These features lie at the core of the repetitions we encounter with our clients, often in the form of relational reenactment in the psychotherapy setting. Such reenactments can be difficult to be conscious of for both therapist and the client.

Onno Van der Hart (The Netherlands: co-author of The Haunted Self) ● Karl-Heinz Brisch (Germany: author of Treating Attachment Disorders) ● Ruth Lanius (Canada: co-author of Healing the Traumatized Self) ● Adrienne Harris (USA: co-author of First Do No Harm) ● Susie Orbach ( UK: author of Bodies, Fat is a feminist issue) ● Guy Hibbert (UK: film director and writer, May 33rd and Eye in the Sky) ● Orit Badouk Epstein (UK: co-author of Ritual Abuse and Mind Control) ● Daniel Shaw (USA: author of Traumatic Narcissism)

Details of how to book this event and full details are at

IGA 2yr CPD programme Birmingham 2017 / 2019

e Group Dialogue In Organisations And Society
A two-year IGA Professional Development Programme

BIRMINGHAM 2017 – 2019
Course convenors:
Teresa von Sommaruga Howard (UK)
Göran Ahlin (Sweden)
This programme is designed for senior practitioners from any professional background facing the challenges inherent in settings where large group processes operate. These might be an organisation, project team, community group or any group where there is a wish to include people in decision-making, encourage consultation processes, bridge racial, cultural and religious divides, or tackle local and global challenges. The particular focus is on how hidden processes in the socio-political context impede the capacity to think creatively when making decisions, developing policy or building strategy.

Based in an easily accessible residential setting at beautiful Woodbrooke in Birmingham, Europe’s only Quaker Study Centre, the programme takes place over twelve weekends over two years. Start and finish times are designed to enable travel from distance.


Flyer here | Webpage here

CPJA’s Annual Activity Plan and Budget for 2016 17

Details of CPJA’s Activity Plan for 2016/17 are available here

and the College Budget for 2016/17 are at

Additional Notes For CPJA Action Plan from Andy Cottom

Additional notes re CPJA action plan:

Item 1. We have 5 Quinquennial Reviews planned for the year.

In recognition of the considerable amount of work involved in QRs we have again raised the payment for the visitors, the writing of the reports and for the appraisal of the ethical documents to as follows:

Convenor: £350.00; Second visitor: £250.00; Report writer: £225.00; Ethics documents appraisal: £250.00

Item 2: We are planning on carrying out the reaccreditation of between 40 and 50 Direct Registrants. (The exact number depends the renewal of membership later in 2016 and the survival of some struggling OMs). The cost of the work involved was carefully calculated bappraising the amount of work undertaken in the first year. We have kept the cost to the registrant the same as in the last 2 years. The work is intended to fully accounted for by this payment so it may need adjusting in future years. This would need to fit in with the cost of membership through OMs. This year we are trying to synchronise the reaccreditation of Direct Members so as not to clash with the work the committee needs to undertake OM QRs.

Item 3:  Regular ongoing meetings of the Training Standards and Members Committee (TS&MC) and their Reaccreditation of Direct Registrants Subcommittee (RDRS) held the same day Executive Committee, College and Ethics Committee meetings so the cost of venue and members travel expenses amortised with these. 4 meetings are planned each year, one of which to be held outside London.

Item 4: The amount of voluntary work required in the continued regulation to the standards that we (UKCP) value and promote has been increasing on an annual basis. Although the work of the QR visitors and Direct Membership peer assessors is now compensated, the considerable amount of work spent by key members of the Executive Committee is unpaid and unlikely to be sustainable without some compensation. We propose that this work needs to be analysed by logging it and paying for it on an hourly rate. We propose that the Chair of TS&MC (also Chair of th foe RDRS ) receives an honorarium of £1,000.00 in recognition of the responsibility of the role(s). Similarly the Chair of the Ethics Committee should receive the same amount. In addition we are asking for a payment of £40.00 per hour (capped at a sum of £2,000) for work done on regulation in the College.

Item 5: Our Annual Conference and AGM are to be held on the same date with the AGM at the end of day. This was originally planned for April 2016 but needed to be postponed due to clashes when the date of the Board of Trustee away day needed to be changed. This will need to be balanced with our budget from last year. As with the Ethics Symposium (Item7), tickets will be sold for the Annual Conference and the income is budgeted to offset all of the costs. The Annual Conference is open to members of other colleges and to BPC members. The AGM is for CPJA members only.

Item 6: Regular meetings with the Chairs of Ethics Committees of each of our OMs proved popular initially but the frequency may needs to be reduced.

Item 7: An Ethics Symposium (or conference) has been occasionally held in previous years and have been well attended enough to encourage repeating them. We are currently considering whether to open it to other colleges or organisations (BPC).

Item 8: The Finance Committee was established after the College QR. It currently consists of the College Chair, the Treasurer and the Administrator. However we are discontinuing the role of Treasurer (and Honorary Secretary see item 11 as from the AGM (15th October). Keith Armitage will be staying on the Executive Committee and will continue to work on the Finance Committee. The honorarium for Treasurer will no longer be necessary.

Item 9:  The Executive Committee have a teleconference two weeks before face to face meetings to allow members time to prepare reports and to optimise the time spent face to face. We have found that additional teleconferences for TS&MC, RDRS, Finance and Executive have been required in addition.

Item 10: The Executive Committee have held an Away Day for the past 3 years which has proved invaluable in coming up with new ideas, prioritising our goals, our position within UKCP and the outside world.

Item 11: In recognition that administrative work is more effectively carried out by professional administrators rather than psychotherapists we are discontinuing the role of Honorary Secretary and the administrator will be taking on additional responsibilities. The administrator will be responsible for:  

  • Minute taking and write up of all meetings and teleconferences
  • Assisting finance committee with preparation of annual action plan and budget
  • Assisting in organisation of Annual Conference, Away Day and Ethics Symposium
  • Administration of Direct Member reaccreditation
  • Communications between College, OMs and Individual Members
  • Responding to email correspondence
  • Synchronisation of College and OM events in keeping with UKCP calendar
  • Receipt and payment of invoices and additional book keeping/ accounting (possibility of handing this over to UKCP at some stage)
  • Support for the Chair and other members of the Executive Committee.

The honorarium for Honorary Secretary will no longer be necessary.

Item 12: The CPJA website has proved valuable this year in the dissemination of information (especially in the reaccreditation of Direct Registrants) and synchronisation of events. However it is very time consuming for volunteer members. Rhoda Dorndorf has spent a huge number of hours on this as has the College Chair (and the Administrator). As with most of the work undertaken by volunteers, this is unlogged. We propose that this work is paid for at a rate of £25.00 per hour (1/2 the hourly rate charged by the website designer) but logged and accounted for. We believe that this could be a very large so propose that the work is capped at 40 hours i.e. £1,000.00 for the year.

Item 13: The Annual Conference has required setting out a theme, suggesting and liaising appropriate speakers, writing a call for papers and promotional material for the event. Working with the College Chair and the administrator (who organises venues, catering, ticketing and accounting) Rhoda Dorndorf has again spent considerable hours on this. The Ethics Symposium will also require this type of work and we are also considering inviting more external speakers to our College meetings.  (to be budgeted in mid- year review).

We have budgeted a payment of £1,000.00 for this work but with hopes that ticket sales for the 2 events will refund at least part of this.