We are a professional association and training institute for psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapists, based in Bristol, with members throughout the South West of England and Southern Wales.

Our trainings in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy lead to registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). We also run introductory and pre-clinical trainings and shorter courses and lectures. We are always happy to talk through which courses or training may be most suitable so please don’t hesitate to contact our Training Coordinator.

We support our active group of members and associates to maintain high standards through providing continuing professional development. Many members link up to form supervision groups or reading groups or to explore challenging issues such as race, culture, sexuality and other areas of potential unconscious discrimination.

Our members are rigorously trained and professionally registered to offer high quality psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. If you are seeking therapy we offer a consultation meeting to explore whether these kinds of therapy may be right for you at this time.

If you have trained elsewhere but wish to join us as a full member or associate, please don’t hesitate to contact us – more information on applying for SIP Membership can be found here.


British Psychoanalytic Council

SIP is a member institute of the British Psychoanalytic Council.

This guarantees that all our members have professional qualifications having trained to a high standard within SIP – or an equivalent accredited training organisation – over several years. Members work to our Code of Ethics our Equal Opportunities Policy and the BPC Child and Vulnerable Adults Policy and, every year, are required to produce evidence of continuing professional development to ensure that professional standards are maintained.