- The International Association for Analytical Psychology
Analytical Psychology originated in the work of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). Offering a comprehensive model of the human psyche, analytical psychology includes a psychotherapeutic approach for improving mental health and facilitating maturation of the personality as well as a theoretical body of knowledge with wide applicability to social and cultural issues.
The International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) was founded in 1955 and is the accrediting and regulatory organisation for all professional analytical psychologists’ groups. The main objectives of the IAAP are to advance the understanding and utility of analytical psychology worldwide, and to ensure that the highest professional, scientific and ethical standards are maintained in the training and practice of analytical psychologists among its Member Groups.
- The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a membership organisation, with over 75 training and listing organisations, and over 7,000 individual practitioners. UKCP holds the national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, listing those practitioner members who meet exacting standards and training requirements. UKCP produces publications and runs meetings and conferences to inform and consult on issues of concern to practitioners and support continuing professional development. As part of its commitment to protection of the public, UKCP works to improve access to psychological therapies, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards, and also deals with complaints against organisational members as well as individual members.
- Health and Care Professions Council
HCPC is a regulator, and set up to protect the public. To do this, they keep a register of health professionals who meet the standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. They currently regulate 15 health professions including arts therapists.
- British Association of Art Therapists
The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) is the professional organisation for art therapists in the United Kingdom and has its own Code of Ethics of Professional Practice. Comprising 20 regional groups, a European and an international section, it maintains a comprehensive directory of qualified art therapists and works to promote art therapy in the UK.
- British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is a membership organisation and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the general public. As the largest professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy in the UK, BACP aim to increase public understanding of the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy, raise awareness of what can be expected from the process of therapy and promote education and/or training for counsellors and psychotherapists.
- British Psychoanalytic Council
- The British Psychoanalytic Council is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy. The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member institutions which are training institutions, professional associations in their own right and accrediting bodies. Individual psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapists are members of these organisations and are ‘registrants’ of the BPC.
- The BPC exists to promote excellence in psychoanalytic thinking; safeguard the public; promote training and research; and make psychoanalysis accessible to all in society.
The Association of Jungian Analysts is a London-based organisation promoting Analytical Psychology, based on the writings of C. G. Jung. We integrate classical, archetypal and developmental approaches to Jungian analysis in our theory and clinical practice, whilst also recognising the spiritual dimension in human beings.
The AJA are open to new developments and findings in a variety of related disciplines including contemporary psychoanalysis, creative arts, literature, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and the sciences. They aim to be inclusive and non-dogmatic.
All therapists working at Phoenix Psychotherapy are accredited professionals and registered with at least one of the professional bodies listed below.