Training in critical existential-analytic psychotherapy
- Develop your therapeutic relational abilities to help others be clearer about the meaning of their experiences and desires in a post postmodern world
- Train and be on the UKCP and UPCA registers as an existential-analytic psychotherapist
- Learn through a practice-based programme in South-West London (Thursday evenings and one Saturday a term)
- Consider the implications of what emerges in practice through humanistic, existential, psychoanalytic, postmodern and feminist ideas as well as the arts and humanities
- Develop critical perspectives theoretically and politically on psychotherapy and the nature of psychotherapeutic knowledge
- Be part of a learning community facilitated by university lecturers who are also practitioners and researchers
- Access experienced clinical and academic supervisors and existential-analytic psychotherapists
- Hear from a wide range of international and national visiting speakers
Welcome to the Southern Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling
Our focus is to provide a training in critical existential-analytic psychotherapy. The training, which mainly takes place on Thursday evenings and a Saturday a term, is held in South-West London.
Should you be interested in the training, or in therapy or supervision, with one of the existential-analytic psychotherapists on our register, please feel free to contact us for more information.
Prof Del Loewenthal (Chair)
Dr Julia Cayne (Vice Chair)
We were formed in 1998 as the Surrey Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling from students, alumni and staff of the MSc and PhD in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Surrey.
When in 2004 these programmes transferred to what became the University of Roehampton, and were subsequently joined by the PsychD in Psychotherapy and Counselling, the alumni association changed its name to the Southern Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (SAFPAC). In 2015 SAFPAC was approved, through the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA), to provide a training that enables its successful students to go on the UPCA and United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registers as existential-analytic psychotherapists. Throughout that period the trainings have been in association with the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020
Phone 07817 758 824
We aim to facilitate a place where we can develop others' and our own potency and potentiality for being in the world with others. Here we might also still be able to think about how alienated we are through valuing existential notions such as experience and meaning whilst questioning other aspects such as existentialism’s inferred narcissism and the place it has come to take up with regards to such aspects as psychoanalysis and the political. The post-existential would also include the post-phenomenological, where, for example, notions of being open to what emerges in the between (as well as of embodiment) would be given primacy.
Fees (to be confirmed) can be paid termly and will be reviewed annually. Bursaries are available in certain situations. Click here for more details.
In addition, participants will have to pay for clinical supervision and personal therapy. Click here for more information.
MORE ABOUT THE TRAINING
Chair – Professor Del Loewenthal
Vice Chair – Dr Julia Cayne
Treasurer – Dr Erik Abrams
Administrator – Betty Bertrand
Secretary – Gillian Brooks
The programme is designed for those individuals who wish to meet the requirements for professional accreditation by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. Besides private practice, the programme is also designed to meet the needs of professionals and public, private and voluntary organisations.
News and Events
There is no need to pre-book other than for the CREST/RCTE conference, the Freud Museum events and the UPCA conference which can be done through the websites links below.