Welcome to the Guild of Psychotherapists

Welcome to the Guild of Psychotherapists

The Guild is a professional and training organisation run by, and for, psychoanalytic psychotherapists. Our members are drawn together through the shared and extensive training at the Guild as well as our commitment to lowering mental distress and improving psychological health and well being. Our many shared values include respect for and the promotion of individual and cultural differences and diversity.

The Guild operates a low cost clinic in Waterloo and the majority of our members throughout the UK offer some low cost psychotherapy places as well as normal cost psychotherapy.

We also run a very well regarded four year (once a week) training course in psychoanalytic psychotherapy that has a 40 year heritage as well as a ten week introductory course.  The Guild also provides a training in supervision... (read more)

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Psychotherapy services

At times, most of us experience some form of distress and some difficult feelings, such as anxiety or emptiness. These...

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Guild low cost clinic

Are you someone who lives in Southwark, Lambeth or Lewisham who is looking to access the Guild's low cost clinic in Waterloo? Please contact us today.

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Psychotherapy training

Are you someone who is looking at professional & personal development who might be interested in an introductory course, psychoanalytic psychotherapy training or supervision course?

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Latest news from the Guild

Training Open Day - Saturday 17th February 2018

The next Training Open Day will be held on Saturday 17th February from 10am. This is a perfect opportunity to find out more about training at the Guild and to meet existing members and trainees. Get a sense of what training at the Guild is like, and have your questions answered. …read full post

Introduction to Psychoanalytic Concepts

Some places remain on the Guild's Introduction to Psychoanalytic Concepts course. This is a ten week course taking place on Wednesday evenings from April 18th 2018. This course will be of interest to health professionals and anyone interested in psychoanalytic ideas, as well as those considering future psychoanalytic training. …read full post


The UKCP has cautiously welcomed new draft guidance published by NICE on the treatment of depression in adults. The new draft includes recommendations for psychodynamic psychotherapy, couples therapy and counselling, which are welcome improvements. Yet CBT continues to dominate recommendations despite evidence showing that other therapies yield similar or better results. …read full post



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