Code of Ethics

SIP is a member institution of the British Psychoanalytic Council, a professional association for psychoanalytic psychotherapy. All practicing SIP psychotherapists are registrants of the BPC, and are therefore bound by the codes and policies of the BPC.

All SIP members are subject to the BPC Code of Ethics.

The BPC also has policies regarding training standards, confidentiality and continuing professional development. Further information is available from the BPC website.


SIP members are bound by the BPC Complaints Procedure. SIP values professional integrity and ethical practice. However, if you wish to make a formal complaint about one of our members you can contact the BPC to make a complaint. The detailed procedure is available from their website.

You are also welcome to contact SIP directly if you wish to give us information or feedback. Please be aware that complaints must go through BPC.

If you require independent support, you might wish to contact The Clinic for Boundaries Studies. This is an organisation concerned with violations of professional boundaries. It offers support and advocacy. You can contact The Clinic for Boundaries Studies to discuss your needs and the costs of their services.