About us

The East Anglian Psychotherapy Network (EAPN)  came about as a grassroots initiative from psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapists practicing in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex and immediately adjacent areas of Eastern England.  

Its primary aim is to strengthen the sense of identity and common purpose of mental health professionals working in these disciplines by:

  • fostering communication,  

  • sharing of knowledge and experience

  • support for those in training or aspiring to train

  • reaching out to BAME professionals and other minority groups who are currently under-represented in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic communities

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We are committed to contributing to an environment where all individuals, irrespective of gender, relationship status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, political affiliation or age have opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Though primarily intended for those working clinically 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.

 

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Current membership includes:

  • Psychoanalysts and Jungian Analysts

  • Psychoanalytic psychotherapists

  • Psychodynamic counsellors and psychotherapists

  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists

  • Psychiatrists

  • Group Analysts

  • Couple and Psychosexual counsellors and psychotherapists

  • Clinical psychologists

  • Medical practitioners

Many 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.

Members vary in the intensity and type of training they have done and the therapy they offer, corresponding to the 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 administration of the EAPN is currently devolved to a Planning Group comprised of Members who give their time voluntarily.