The Guild of Psychotherapists

The Guild of Psychotherapists

Welcome to the Guild of Psychotherapists.

The Guild of Psychotherapists is a membership organisation providing training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  It is a registered Charity offering reduced fee therapy for adults on low income who live in the London boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.  Our training courses include a full psychotherapy training, a supervision training, and an introductory course to psychoanalytic ideas. We also have an exciting events programme addressed to members of the public and practitioners. Individuals seeking personal therapy should use our find a therapist link.

Apply now for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training: Our next course begins 2nd of October 2024. Trainees are introduced to the richness and diversity of psychoanalytic perspectives on unconscious life, on sources of human distress, and on the psychotherapeutic encounter. Find out more and apply.

Why Freud?: This course is an introduction to Freud’s thinking in relation to clinical psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. It will critically engage with his thinking around central ideas such as the unconscious, repression and the symptom, dream interpretation, sexuality, the Oedipus complex and transference as well as topics such as neurosis and psychosis. 2nd October to 11th DecemberFind out more and apply. 

Decolonising Psychoanalysis Series

On Demand Talks, Courses and Conferences from the The Guild of Psychotherapists. Watch recordings of our past online events.


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Find out about how you can support the Guild

  • The Guild of Psychotherapists

  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training

  • New Course: Why Freud?

  • Reduced Fee Clinic

  • Find a Therapist

  • Meeting Room Hire

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Psychotherapy services

Seeking therapy? We can point you in the right direction.

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Guild Reduced-fee clinic

Do you live in Southwark, Lambeth or Lewisham and earn less than £18k per annum? You may qualify for the Guild's Reduced-fee Clinic.

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Psychotherapy training

The Guild offers an introductory course, a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training with a 40-year heritage, and courses on Supervision.

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Latest news from the Guild

Guild New Members

The Guild welcomes its newest members:   …read full post

6 July: Decolonising Psychotherapy as an Ethic of Disillusionment

This is the latest in a series of seminars on Decolonising Psychoanalysis, organised by the Race and Culture Committee of the Guild of Psychotherapists. The series is intended to open up conversations about psychoanalysis and psychotherapy by initiating Psycho-Philosophical Dialogues between academic philosophers and psychotherapists, bringing clinical responses to the academic... …read full post

22nd June: Outrageous Reason: Madness and Race in Britain and Empire, 1780-2020

 Book Reading with Peter Barham followed by a discussion between Peter Barham and Marion Gow …read full post

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