The East Anglian Psychotherapy Network was founded in 2019 by a group of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapists who recognised the sparsity and isolation of practitioners in many parts of the the region - which means that, outside of the main cities of East Anglia, public access to psychotherapy has often been poor.
The EAPN is committed to connecting and uniting existing clinicians and other professionals who will foster and encourage the training and professional development of future generations of therapists in order to better meet the needs of this large and geographically diverse area.
From March 2023 EAPN has been registered with the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation no 5194387
This means we are a non-profit making legal organisation with our own Constitution which can be accessed here .
is to promote and increase access to high-quality psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy throughout all parts of East Anglia.
Is to achieve this through:
fostering communication and support between professionals
sharing knowledge and experience,
providing platforms for the delivery of education, training and professional support
the holding of events and conferences
links with psychoanalytic and psychodynamic training providers who are interested in expanding their reach into East Anglia
relationships with mental health organisations such as Heads Together, Mind and the NHS
The East Anglian Psychotherapy Network is committed to the safe and effective provision of psychotherapy and the elimination of unfair discrimination on the grounds of gender, family status, age, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, belief, disabled status, or any other unjustified condition, and to the promotion of equality and diversity for all existing and potential members, affiliates and visitors in all its practices and arrangements.
Who are our members?
Though primarily intended for those working clinically with patients as psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapists, the EAPN also welcomes people in related disciplines and professions for whom psychoanalytic theory and discourse is of substantial interest, whether in a clinical, academic or applied context.
Current membership includes:
Psychoanalysts and Jungian Analysts
Psychodynamic counsellors and psychotherapists
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists
Couple and Psychosexual counsellors and psychotherapists
Many of our members work full-time or part-time in the NHS or in other organisations, while most members work at least some of their time in private practice in East Anglia, providing therapy, consultation and supervision. Many will have a contingency for low-fee therapy or a sliding-scale that enables effective therapy at an affordable rate for people of limited means.
Members vary in the intensity and type of training they have done and the therapy they offer, corresponding to the very varied level of therapeutic work that communities and individuals may need.
The Network also welcomes those who are newly qualified and individuals who are still in a professional training and so offers a collegiate home in the region for those who will provide psychotherapeutic resources for the future in East Anglia.
The East Anglian Psychotherapy Network is a non-profit making society. Revenues (e.g. from Conference booking fees) are channelled back into activities directly consistent with the primary aims of the Network. The day to day administration of the EAPN is currently devolved to a Planning Group comprised of Members who give their time voluntarily.
Overall governance, ensuring adherence to the Constitution of the EAPN, rests with its Board of Trustees as set out in the Constitution document.