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The North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (NEAPP) is a member institution of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) with over thirty clinical members who are psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapists and child and adolescent psychotherapists.  NEAPP clinical members work in NHS settings and in private practice providing psychoanalytic and psychodynamic consultations and treatment, clinical supervision to other therapists and input to the development of psychoanalytic understanding in the North of England.

NEAPP is managed by a Board responsible for its overall governance, a Training Committee responsible for the trainings offered, and a Professional Committee that functions to develop and maintain professional development in association with the clinical membership.

About Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy are based upon psychoanalytic theory and practice from Freud to the present day.  They draw upon knowledge of the unconscious processes that influence the mental life of the individual and utilise this knowledge to promote psychological development and to treat and prevent mental suffering, illness and dysfunction in individuals, groups and organisations.  Current difficulties and conflicts may have their origin in long-standing patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving and relating which Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy can help to explore and understand in a confidential setting.  This type of therapy is suitable for anyone who is sufficiently dissatisfied with some important aspect of their life to want to try to change it.

Psychotherapy is not a quick or easy process, although sometimes only short term work is needed.  Long term problems may take some years before there is significant change.  Following assessment, the psychotherapist will discuss with you what would be most helpful.

The fee is negotiated directly with the therapist and the average charge is currently in the region of £60 per session.  Some practitioners may offer a reduced rate.

Further information about psychoanalysis and psychotherapy can be found on the British Psychoanalytic Council web site.

To find a priviate practitioner in the north-east of England, visit the Find a Therapist section of the British Psychoanalytic Council web site.

About the BPC

Follow the link to find out more about the varied work done by the BPC.

Training in Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

The North of England Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (NEAPP) has offered a training in individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults since 1992.  It was the first training in England outside London to be accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and NEAPP now has over 30 clinical members.  The British Psychological Society and the Royal College of Psychiatrists also accredit the course.

Since 2013 NEAPP has also provided two further training routes:

  • Our training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy – accredited by the BPC – is intended for those who wish to concentrate on working once or twice a week with patients.
  • Our Modified training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is available both for those who are already trained as Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists with the Association of Child Psychotherapists and who wish to extend their training to work with adults and for experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapists who are not BPC registrants but who have successfully followed an intensive training in psychotherapy equivalent to that required for the NEAPP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Course.

Course graduates may expect to use their professional training and qualification as the basis for both autonomous independent practice and a career in the NHS.

For more information about the NEAPP trainings, visit the trainings page.

Code of Ethics

In all their professional work, members of the Association shall value integrity, impartiality and respect for the people who use their services.  The relationship between members and their patients shall not be exploitative in any way.  Taking account of obligations under law, members shall hold the interest and welfare of those in receipt of their services, either as patients or trainees, to be paramount at all times.

These values are formalised in the BPC Code of Ethics (PDF format).  All clinical members of NEAPP must be registered with BPC.

From time to time the Code is updated and the Chair of Ethics is responsible for communicating changes to the membership.

Complaints and Concerns Procedures

A new Trainee Complaints Procedure is provided. Complaints against BPC Registrants are dealt with initially by the BPC Ethics Committee, which is made up of the Chairs of Ethics of all Member Institutions.  If there is deemed to be cause for a formal investigation, special investigating panels are drawn up from those in a pool of member institutions and lay members.  Full details of these processes are in the BPC Complaints Procedure.

The British Psychoanalytic Council can be contacted via:-

British Psychoanalytic Council
Unit 7, 19-23 Wedmore Street,
London N19 4RU

Telephone:  020-7561-9240
Fax:  020-7561-9005