Organisational aims

Overall Aim

The Guild of Psychotherapists was founded in 1974 by a group of practitioners from Freudian, Jungian and Phenomenological backgrounds. Their aim was to establish a pluralistic professional body to foster independence of thought, a spirit of inquiry, and freedom to develop creatively for the benefit of the profession and the public seeking psychological help. Since then, the Guild has developed in accordance with this tradition, valuing and promoting different psychoanalytic perspectives.

For a detailed outline of The Guild’s aims and objectives, please download ‘Memorandum of Association and Article of Association’

Equality and Diversity

The Guild recognises the adverse effects of exclusion and discrimination, and therefore upholds a policy of equal opportunities. The organisation values diversity, and undertakes to foster and implement systems and practices to ensure equality of opportunities and inclusiveness in all areas of its activities: training, the Reduced-Fee clinic; membership, employment and public profile. To this end, where necessary, it may also challenge the nature of psychoanalytic theory, practice and institutions.


Memo-Articles-post-AGM-2022 (52 KB docx file)