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 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.





Thinking about training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?

The Alliance of Psychotherapy Trainings (APT) 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. APT offer two linked courses and will be holding three Open Days for anyone thinking about training as a psychotherapist. The dates are as follows:

Sunday, 17th Jan. 2016 : 2pm – 5pm

Saturday, 20th Feb. 2016 : 10.30am – 1.30pm

Sunday, 24th Apr. 2016 : 2pm – 5pm

To find out more, please contact us on 020 8341 0916 or email us at training@arboursassociation.org


Thinking about training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?

Plans have been finalised for a new Alliance of Psychotherapy Trainings (APT) to be delivered by the Arbours Training Programme in collaboration with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP).

More about this new training



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.”