Tavistock Relationships, Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationships

Saturdays 10.15am – 4.00pm. Venue: Central Bristol, 11 Orchard Street, Bristol BS1 5EH.

SIP are delighted to host this training for Tavistock Couple Relationships. This may lead on to more substantial local training in psychoanalytic work with couples.

For more information please download the flier and the programme with reading list.


Kaur Therapy and Training Services: Changing Times and Evolving Cultures

A 10 week course which explores, how we are all impacted by ‘differences’. This is a rare opportunity to engage in some challenging, sensitive and controversial topics within a safe and supportive environment.

Course Overview:

  • Exploring cultural assumptions and prejudices
  • Marriage/partnerships from various perspectives
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Working with refugees and asylum seekers
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Diversity within Islam
  • Mental health in the context of cultural difference

Each afternoon will consist of a theoretical seminar, an opportunity to practice your listening skills and a process group to explore the above issues.

Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, Barton Hill, 43 Ducie Rd, Bristol, Avon BS5 0AX

Costs: Currently the course costs £275 per person; a £50 deposit is required to secure your place.

Your acceptance of a place is subject to your suitability.  There will be two places for students/trainees at £200 on a first come first serve basis.

To Book: Contact Ounkar Kaur on or phone on 07480943378

OCTOBER 2017- JUNE 2018

CFAR in association with Bristol University 2017/2018 – Lacan’s Concept of Clinical Structures

Four public seminars on the topics of Neurosis (hysteria and obsession), Psychosis and Perversion will take place throughout the year. No prior knowledge of Lacan is assumed and the seminars will all include clinical examples involving the kind of problems and questions common to diverse currents in contemporary psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 Vincent Dachy will give an Introduction

Saturday, February 3, 2018 Julia Carne will speak about Hysteria and Obsession

Saturday May 12, 2018 Alexandra Langley will speak about Psychosis

Saturday June 30, 2018 Anouchka Grose will speak about Perversion.

Attendance Fee: £15 (students £10). Venue: Merchant Venturers Building, Room 1.11, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB. Time: 10am – 12 midday. Registration: 9.30am on the day

Please address enquiries to:

Elizabeth O’Loughlin at

Jill Brown at

Kurt Lampe at


SIP Public Lecture 2017 by Professor Alessandra Lemma: Intimacy, the Internet and Sexual Development: From 3D(esire) to 2D(esire)
The impact of the internet on adolescents

Speaker: Professor Alessandra Lemma, Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst and Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society.
Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX
See Public Lecture page


SIP Annual General Meeting 2018

11 Orchard Street

9.30am for 10.00am start

The next SIP AGM will start with tea, coffee and cake at 9.30am, with the full meeting beginning at 10am.

Please do put this date in your diary, and we look forward to seeing you there. As well as being an opportunity to review the past year and vote in new members, we have a delicious lunch and it is a great opportunity for new and existing members to meet each other and form connections.