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Who We Are

The British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf) was formed in April 2013 and is the successor body of British Association of Psychotherapists, The Lincoln Clinic and Centre for Psychotherapy and London Centre for Psychotherapy.   The new charity takes the very best from these three organizations to advance a vision of a society in which psychotherapy is available to everyone who needs it to promote their emotional well-being and mental health.

Psychotherapy training is conducted across the four psychotherapy disciplines of Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Jungian Analysis and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy which are in specific Associations. For further information about the bpf’s associations:


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about PPA


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about BJAA


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about IPCAPA


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about BPA

The bpf is governed by a board of Trustees:

Malcolm Allen, Chair
Julian Lousada, Vice Chair
Nigel Duerdoth, bpf Treasurer
Miranda Feuchtwang, Board Lead Education and Training
Jo-anne Carlyle, Board Lead National and Regional Development
Joanna Lee, Board Lead Professional Activities
Jane Polden, Board Member

Chair Bio: Malcolm Allen

Photo of BPF board chair Malcolm AllenMalcolm is an independent consultant and manager at Sketchpad Solutions providing creative strategic solutions primarily within the health and social care sector.  Before this, he was Dean of Postgraduate Studies at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust for three years and before that Chief Executive of the British Psychoanalytic Council for five years.

His previous career was in arts management. He was Director of Arts Council England’s capital investment programme overseeing a portfolio of projects that transformed our cultural infrastructure with a huge impact on the built environment. He was responsible for getting a highly successful media centre off the ground in Nottingham (Broadway). He set up and ran the UK’s first media development agency – in Birmingham – as part of the city’s economic regeneration strategy. He was part of the first wave of independent TV production associated with the advent of Channel Four Television. As Film Officer at East Midlands Arts, he initiated the UK’s first Black and Asian Film and Video Award in 1982.

Malcolm is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine and a Trustee of the Neuropsychoanalysis Trust.

CEO Bio: Ann Byrne

Photo of BPF CEO Ann ByrneAnn Byrne has held senior management roles in the voluntary sector for many years.  She has worked in organizations campaigning for accessible transport, promoting access to the arts, and developing community based literacy projects.  Before taking up the post of Chief Executive of the bpf Ann worked as the Chief Executive of the Women’s Therapy Centre.  In that role she managed to maintain and develop quality psychotherapy services in an increasingly challenging funding environment.  She was particularly successful in developing projects for groups of women who would not usually have access to therapy including refugee and asylum seeking women, black and minority ethnic women, women with disabilities, and women on low incomes.



The bpf is a Member Institution of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).  View our listing on http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Tel: 020 8452 9823 Registered office: 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Company number 8238969 registered in England and Wales Registered charity number 1150806