Our purpose is threefold:
- to provide a creative space for the exploration of ourselves in the world, using psychoanalytic ideas.
- to provide a sociable, psychoanalytically informed environment for professionally qualified psychotherapists and counsellors of all therapeutic traditions to think, talk, listen and learn about their experiences of their work with each other
- to provide a UKCP approved accreditation and re-accreditation service to psychoanalytically trained psychotherapists.
Established in 1992, the Hallam Institute of Psychotherapy is a leading professional organisation for psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapists in the North of England and provides a route for those persons for registration with The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The Institute is a Member Organisation of the UKCP and belongs to the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA), which is a College of the UKCP.
The Institute seeks to promote study, education and research and to foster and maintain the appropriate professional standards and development of its members.
We put on regular events which are of interest to a wider public: psychotherapists and counsellors more generally, and people in all walks of life who are interested in thinking about the human mind.
Our members are also involved in running a Psychoanalytic Journal Club which meets monthly on a Friday. It is currently welcoming new members.
One of our members organises Group Therapy sessions on a Thursday evening. The group is also currently welcoming new members.