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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:

Julian Lousada, Chair

Jo-anne Carlyle, Board Lead National and Regional Development

Jean Carr, Board Member

Nigel Duerdoth, bpf Treasurer

Miranda Feuchtwang, Board Lead Education and Training

Joanna Lee, Board Lead Professional Activities

Hansjorg Messner, Board Members

Jane Polden, Board Member

Ferelyth Watt, Board Member


Acting Chair Bio: Julian Lousada

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Acting CEO Bio: Malcolm Allen

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Malcolm 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.

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