Training courses

Introduction to Psychotherapy Training


Offering a Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy


The Alliance of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Trainings (apptraining) is a unique collaboration of two established Psychotherapy Organisations: Arbours Association and the Association for Group & Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP)

apptraining offers:

  • A Foundation course
  • A Clinical Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

AGIP and Arbours have in common a commitment to a broad, pluralist approach to psychoanalysis, drawing on the major approaches to the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and analytical psychology. Both organisations equip their members to work in private practice as well as in the public and voluntary sectors.

Arbours has been offering training since 1971 with a special interest in working with people with severe emotional difficulties within residential, non-institutional settings.

AGIP’s training was established in 1974 and has been shaped by a commitment to making psychotherapy widely accessible and a recognition that no single theoretical model can do justice to the complexity and variety of those who seek it

Trainees are encouraged to develop their own critical and creative approach to their work within the field and to become competent, self-aware psychoanalytic psychotherapists through acquiring theoretical knowledge, sound clinical skills, and an ethical and professional approach to practice.

Arbours and AGIP are member organisations of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) through the College of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA) which is the body setting the training standards for all UKCP trainings in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Successful completion of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training leads to membership of either Arbours or AGIP and inclusion on the UKCP register for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (CPJA membership).


The training meets the exacting standards of the UKCP and CPJA. The courses are taught at postgraduate level.

The Foundation course runs monthly over 10 Saturdays from October to July. The Clinical Psychoanalytic Training runs monthly over 10 weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from October to July. This seminar course lasts three years.

All courses are held at 1 Fairbridge Road, Archway, London N19 3EW.

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