The Arbours Association

We are an internationally renowned registered charity with 40 years experience providing psychotherapeutic support for individuals with serious emotional problems.   We provide innovative residential and individual psychotherapy and training through our:

Arbours is based in North London. Our central office ( Main Enquiry Line: 0208 340 7646)  is in Hornsey, North London. Training seminars, events and initial psychotherapy consultations are primarily conducted here.  Our therapeutic communities are based in ordinary residential premises in Willesden Green and Muswell Hill.

The Arbours Association is named  from the Hebrew text ‘and he shall build Arbours over them’ i.e. as a means of shelter and sanctuary for those in the wilderness – literal or metaphorical.

Arbours Annual Conference

Understanding Adolescence: Creativity, Disturbance and the Developmental Process by Hannah Solemani
10.00am – 1.00pm followed by lunch
AAP AGM 2.00pm — 4.00pm (AAP Members)
Saturday 25 November 2017 at LSE, London WC2A 2AZ   

Adolescence is perhaps the most difficult and drastic phase in human development. Although not an illness or trauma, it is full of major physical and psychological changes that may lead to serious and possible fatal pathological consequences.
In this paper, I will look at the developmental tasks that face the adolescent and consider how these are negotiated. I will also illustrate this with some clinical work, of an analysis with a very worrying adolescent. It will, I hope, show how difficulties are tackled psychoanalytically and the enormous anxiety and terror adolescents project into those around them.

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Thinking about training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?

The Alliance of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Trainings (apptraining) is a new and unique collaboration of two established psychotherapy organisations: the Arbours Association and the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP) have pooled their experience and expertise and in October 2015 launched a joint training.

For more information on the apptraining, please contact Pat Blackett at training@arboursassociation.org



We are looking to recruit

Two Clinical Coordinators

for St Gabriel’s Road therapeutic community in Willesden Green (NW2).
The therapeutic community provides residential psychoanalytic oriented support for individuals in emotional distress.

The Clinical Coordinators will jointly lead the development of and be responsible for the overall clinical and day to day management of St Gabriel’s therapeutic community.

Applicants should be qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapists with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience.

These are both part time posts (approx 17.5 hours per week), renumeration is £32 to £36k per year pro rata.

For an application pack please phone: (020) 8340 7646 or email at info@arboursassociation.org

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday 9th April 2018.

Thinking about training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?

The Alliance of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Trainings (apptraining) delivers the Arbours Training Programme in collaboration with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP).


We have recently formed a strategic partnership with a charity called ‘Yellow Heart Trust’. This will help us extend our services to more people. Philip Robinson, Director, Yellow Heart Trust, says:

“The Yellow Heart Trust is delighted to have become a strategic partner with the Arbours Association, to help with the inspiring work at the heart of Arbours’ mission.  I sincerely hope that deserving applicants will benefit from the financial help that the Yellow Heart Trust can provide, particularly for those suffering from issues related to addiction and/or trauma.”