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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.

Thinking about training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?

The Alliance of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Trainings (APPT) 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 APPT Training, please contact Pat Blackett at training@arboursassociation.org


 Tel: 0208 341 0916

AAP Annual Conference

Psychoanalysis and Politics
by David Morgan
10.00am – 1.00pm
followed by lunch
Saturday 26 November 2016
Clement House (rm 2.05)

Book on Eventbrite here:
Psychoanalysis and Politics | David Morgan

In times of political turmoil, where does one turn to for insight? Faith is the persistence and continuity of humanity. (Updike)
“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold”? (Yeats).
“The old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear” (Gramsci)
“Everything must change so that everything can stay the same.” (Tancredi in “The Leopard”)

Freud like Tancredi was pretty pessimistic about social change, despite at the beginning of his career recognising the profound effects of trauma and inequality on his patients. 

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).


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.”