Welcome to the website of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies: 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………..

IPSS Forums

The next IPSS Members’ Forum will take place at 10am (for 10:30am start) on Saturday, 20 February 2016, at the Guild of Psychotherapists, 47 Nelson Square, Blackfriars Road, London SE1 0QA. We are delighted that IPSS Member Alan Percy, Head of the Counselling Service at the University of Oxford, will be presenting on the theme of changes in young adult psychological development.  We hope as many members as possible will be able to attend.

Lectures and Workshops

Details of future workshops will be published here when confirmed.

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