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020 7700 1911
Psychotherapy enquiries
Email referrals@aip.org.uk
Training enquiries
Email training@aip.org.uk
Other enquiries
Email info@aip.org.uk
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London N10 3DH
Training
The AIP training should be upheld as an excellent example of a thoughtful approach to the dilemmas of psychotherapy training.
UKCP Quinquennial Review 2008
The AIP training aims to maintain a creative tension between psychoanalysis and analytical psychology. It is pluralistic and emphasizes an historical perspective on analytical theory and practice. The practice of psychotherapy is felt to be a vocation. The course is designed to prepare psychotherapists for private practice.
Information for applicants for training starting in October 2011 is now available
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Seeking psychotherapy
Psychotherapy provides a safe and confidential setting in which to explore thoughts, worries, feelings, memories, dreams and fantasies. Throughout history the therapeutic relationship has taken many forms. Its purpose has been not only to relieve suffering, but to enable a person to achieve a deeper self-understanding. In resolving past conflicts, a person can begin to live more fully in the present and face the future more creatively.
There are many different approaches to psychotherapy. Our members work within the psychoanalytic tradition, which seeks to understand the unconscious origins of present difficulties. The pattern of early life experience may be repeated in the relationship with the therapist, something known as transference. AIP members draw on the work of Freud, Jung, Klein, Winnicott and others in helping their clients discover images and words to express the meaning of life's journey.
Making an appointment
We will arrange an initial consultation for you with a qualified and experienced member of the AIP. Here you can talk in confidence about what has brought you to this point in your life and whether psychotherapy is appropriate for you at this time. You will also be able to discuss practical issues such as fees and frequency of sessions. If you wish to go ahead, you will be referred to a suitable practitioner.
You may choose to contact one of our psychotherapists directly by selecting from a list of contacts who accept direct referrals. AIP therapists practise in: London, Avon, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, West Sussex.
The cost of the initial consultation and referral is £60. To arrange an initial consultation please contact AIP on 020 7700 1911 or email referrals@aip.org.uk. We respond to enquiries quickly.
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Psychotherapy might help when...
  • you are depressed, anxious or stressed
  • you want to improve your relationships
  • you suffer from panic attacks
  • you live with eating disorders
  • you have experienced loss or bereavement
  • you are confused about your sexuality
  • your life seems to lack meaning
  • you want to develop your potential
  • you suffer from obsessional thoughts
  • you feel held back by inappropriate anger or lack of confidence
  • you suffer physical problems with no clear physical cause
Experiences of psychotherapy...
"For the first time in my life, I feel I'm alive, living my life..."
"I got my sense of humour back"
"Now, when I feel emotional, I can sit back and look at what’s happening, rather than the usual chaos and destruction with which I used to deal with my problems..."
"There are things I've never been able to tell anyone, but you listen, you don't tell me what to think"
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