About the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies
IPSS is a psychoanalytic psychotherapy organisation with regular members' events and CPD opportunities. Our approach to psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy recognises the diverse nature of society, and the need to engage with the social, political, linguistic and cultural contexts that shape individual lives.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy draws upon ideas generated by Sigmund Freud and others concerning the unconscious causes of distress and interpersonal difficulties. It provides a safe space to explore the unconscious part of ourselves in relationship with others including the therapist. Over time the psychoanalytic psychotherapist will work with you to raise awareness concerning the veiled drivers of behaviour, leading to creative and lasting change.
Our organisation is a membership organisation of UKCP and an approved organisation for UKCP Accreditation. Successful applicants will be eligible for entry into the CPJA section of UKCP. We also warmly welcome new members, who are already CPJA psychoanalytic psychotherapists (either direct members or of other membership organisations) and who are looking for a new professional home.
The Institute organises four forums a year for our members and provides CPD certificates. The provision of CPD workshops and forums has become one of the cornerstones of our organisation.