The Training in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

The Training in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (The TCPP) is a long established training under the aegis of the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy.  It offers a training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults to a standard which, if completed satisfactorily, will enable course graduates to apply for registration with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) (CPJA section). Graduates of this course could expect to use this qualification as the basis for both independent practice or within the NHS.

This course in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, established in 1990, leads to Associate Professional Membership of the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy and to registration with the CPJA Section of UKCP. 

The requirements of the course include intensive personal therapy, which should start at least one year before and continue throughout the training, two supervised training cases, an experience of infant observation, a psychiatric placement and academic and clinical essays. There is a four-year programme of seminars, frequently conducted by members of the British Psychoanalytical Society. These take place at the Priory Rooms Meeting & Conference Centre, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham on fifteen Saturdays a year. Work groups and case discussion groups are held on the same Saturdays.

Applications for admission are now being considered.

Further details and details of the Open Day and Training can be obtained from :-
Mrs Carmela Billingham, TCPP Administrator, Tel : 0793 925 5534 e mail:

More about The Training in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy on The TCPP website with feedback from students and graduates >>

UKCP review and report on TCPP training:
Report of Quinquennial UKCP visit to TCPP at WMIP Birmingham 7th June 2008 (pdf) >>

The West Midlands’ leading professional and training organisation for psychoanalytical and Jungian analytical psychotherapies.