Introduction to Psychotherapy Training

Arbours has been offering training since 1971 with a special interest in helping 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

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 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 will run monthly over ten Saturdays from October to July in 2017/8. The Clinical Psychoanalytic Training will run monthly over ten weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from October to July in 2017/18: this seminar course lasts three years.

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

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