British Psychoanalytic Council (formerly British Confederation of Psychotherapists)
The British Psychoanalytic Council is a professional association and voluntary regulator of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy profession, publishing a Register of practitioners who are required to follow our ethical code and meet our fitness to practice standards. We promote excellence in psychoanalytic thinking and psychotherapy; safeguard the public; promote the highest standards of training and research; and work to make psychoanalytic psychotherapy accessible to all.
The BPC is working towards a future where psychoanalysis is acknowledged as a theory of mind that can support policy development to tackle society’s ills; and psychoanalytically informed work is routinely made available as a treatment to anyone in emotional distress, whatever their gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability or income.
The BPC exists to promote excellence in psychoanalytic thinking; safeguard the public; promote training and research; and make psychoanalysis accessible to all in society. Our key objectives are:
•Protecting the public
•Leading and supporting the psychoanalytic community
•Promoting the profession
•Facilitating informed debate and leading edge thinking
•Building a sustainable and professional organisation