Welcome to IPSS!

The IPSS was founded in 1978 as a psychotherapy training centre. It is also an accrediting member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Within our psychoanalytic approach we recognise the diverse nature of society and the need to address the social, political and cultural contexts that affect the individual.

IPSS is also a thriving members’ organisation with regular members’ and public events.


News and Events

Accreditation via portfolio
(includes application form)

IPSS is an approved accrediting organisation. Successful applicants will be eligible for entry into the Council of Psychoanalysis & Jungian Analysis (CPJA) section of UKCP. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of evidence of training and practice; participate in an interview and submit an application form.  Learn More………..

Membership Application for CPJA Accredited psychotherapists

IPSS has recently devised a membership application policy to facilitate and support membership applications from members of CPJA, who are either direct members of CPJA or members of CPJA Member Organisations and who are currently UKCP accredited within CPJA under the title. “Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist”. Learn More………..

IPSS Forums

The next IPSS Forum will take place on Saturday 27th February 2021.  



Dates of IPSS Forums in 2020

Saturday 27th February 2021

Saturday 24th April 2021

Sunday 4th July 2021

Saturday 30th October 2021