North of England Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

providing psychoanalytic and psychodynamic
consultations and treatment


The North of England Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (NEAPP) is a member institution of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) with over thirty clinical members who are psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapists and child and adolescent psychotherapists.  NEAPP clinical members work in NHS settings and in private practice providing psychoanalytic and psychodynamic consultations and treatment, clinical supervision to other therapists and input to the development of psychoanalytic understanding in the North of England.

NEAPP is managed by a Board responsible for its overall governance, a Training Committee responsible for the trainings offered, and a Professional Committee that functions to develop and maintain professional development in association with the clinical membership.

About Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy are based upon psychoanalytic theory and practice from Freud to the present day.  They draw upon knowledge of the unconscious processes that influence the mental life of the individual and utilise this knowledge to promote psychological development and to treat and prevent mental suffering, illness and dysfunction in individuals, groups and organisations.  Current difficulties and conflicts may have their origin in long-standing patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving and relating which Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy can help to explore and understand in a confidential setting.  This type of therapy is suitable for anyone who is sufficiently dissatisfied with some important aspect of their life to want to try to change it.

Psychotherapy is not a quick or easy process, although sometimes only short term work is needed.  Long term problems may take some years before there is significant change.  Following assessment, the psychotherapist will discuss with you what would be most helpful.

The fee is negotiated directly with the therapist and the average charge is currently in the region of £60 per session.  Some practitioners may offer a reduced rate.

Further information about psychoanalysis and psychotherapy can be found on the British Psychoanalytic Council web site.

To find a priviate practitioner in the north-east of England, visit the Find a Therapist section of the British Psychoanalytic Council web site.