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

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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

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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The State We Are In: Psychotherapy for Interesting Times

The Guild of Psychotherapists presents an exciting afternoon of drama and discussion on Saturday 1 July 2017. Called The State We Are In: Psychotherapy for Interesting Times, the afternoon begins with a vibrant professional reading of Josh Appignanesi's new play, Well Being, in which rival therapists go head to head... …read full post


The Guild of Psychotherapists Summer Conference 2017, Lucy Cavendish College in Cambridge on 15th and 16th July 2017. The theme for papers this year is “The Uncanny and Other Tales of Psychotherapy”. The conference offers a rich programme exploring the theme of the uncanny through reflecting on clinical practice, personal experience, and psychoanalytic theory. …read full post


I trained as a doctor and worked in medical practice for a time. After the birth of my third child I had a depressive breakdown, which I found terrifying. This was in 1950 and no one seemed to know anything about psychotherapy. This made it much worse. …read full post



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