Applying for Psychotherapy Courses


Training courses in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy & Analytic Psychology

Please read and complete the application forms below and then post to the apptraining Administrator at AGIP (address below). You are advised to look at the AGIP website to explore the ethos of the organisation and to read the FAQ page for more information to explain the process further and assist in your choice.

Application forms

(To download and complete)

apptraining Application Form – DOCX or PDF

apptraining Equal Opportunities Form (optional) – DOCX or PDF

apptraining Reference form  – PDF

Notes for completing your application

1. Complete the Application and Reference forms above.

2. Application is for the training courses starting in October 2018.

3. Applicants for the clinical course must normally be at least 28 years old. Applicants for the foundation course must normally be at least 23 years old. (Important note: because of the difference in age requirements between the courses, it may mean that some candidates who satisfactorily complete the foundation course may not be eligible to apply for the clinical training, and so will normally have to wait a year or two before applying.)

4. Please print/send the attached reference form to your two referees, who should be asked to return the completed forms to the apptraining Administrator at AGIP. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the forms are returned.

5. The referee should have known you for a minimum of three years. At least one of your referees must be someone with whom you have had a professional relationship (but not your psychotherapist), so it could, for example, be a work manager or a work colleague. We are aware that some candidates who have had family care commitments for several years might have no one whom they can approach who fulfills this criteria – in which case two personal references will be acceptable.

6. Return the typed completed application plus signed copies of academic and professional certificates etc. to AGIP at the above address. The application will be acknowledged by email where this is possible, otherwise by post.

7. Please include a cheque for £50 for the Foundation course or £125 for the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy course to cover administrative and interviewing costs. Your cheque should be made payable to AGIP.

8. Please note that the closing date for applications:  30th June 2018 for the Foundation course, and 15th May 2018 for the Clinical course. Late applications will only be considered so long as places remain and there is sufficient time to process them.

General information for applicants

1. Once an application has been received, the procedure usually includes the following stages: consideration of your written application by our Training Committee: for the Foundation course, one individual interview with a member of AGIP; for the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy course, two individual interviews with members of AGIP.

2. The fee for 2018/2019 for the Foundation course will be £895 (under review). The annual fee for the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy course will be £1,850 per annum (under review and reviewed annually). Training fees do not include fees for individual therapy or supervision, and are reviewed annually.

3. In accepting the offer of a place on any course, a non-refundable deposit must accompany the letter of acceptance of a place. This will be deducted from the first year’s fees. For the Foundation course this deposit is £100 and for the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training it is £250.

4. Course fees may be paid by cheque or bank transfer either before the start of the course or in three equal parts: by the end of September before the course starts, at the beginning of January, and finally by the end of March. These payments will also include a small administrative fee: the payments for the Foundation course will be £270 each, the payments for the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training will be £540 each. Annual course fees remain payable in full and are non-refundable

5. Applicants are usually expected to have been in weekly psychoanalytically orientated psychotherapy before beginning of the Foundation course. The ciriteria apptraining applies can be found in this PDF document.

6. For the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training, apptraining trainees are required to attend personal individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy twice weekly throughout the entire duration of their training until qualification. In addition, a significant period of therapy at more than twice a week is expected at some time during the course of the training prior to qualification.

7. Applicants and trainees must ensure that their psychotherapist is recognised by apptraining as a training psychoanalytic psychotherapist. A therapist who is not already recognised will be asked to apply to apptraining for ratification as soon as the applicant has been accepted to do the training.  AGIP has established criteria for the recognition of training therapists.

8. Applicants who are in personal therapy with a practitioner who does not fulfil our criteria for a Training Therapist can arrange a consultation to discuss the situation and if necessary receive help in changing to a new therapist.

9. The apptraining Training Committee makes final decisions on applications, including any conditions attached to offers made, based on interviews’ recommendations, the application form, and the candidate’s personal statement.

Application submission address

The apptraining Administrator
By post to:
1 Fairbridge Road
N19 3EW
By email to:
020 7272 7013


Frequently Asked Questions

Guy Hetherington

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