The Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy was founded in 1974 to establish a new psychotherapy training and as a professional association of psychoanalytic psychotherapists. It now has members working in London, the rest of the UK and in Europe.
AGIP’s Psychotherapy Services are well established in North London. We offer consultations, assessments and referrals for ongoing psychotherapy and we have a low-fee psychotherapy scheme, in our Fairbridge Clinic.
AGIP is now open for assessments for both low fee psychotherapy in our Fairbridge Clinic and for full paying psychotherapy. You can book an assessment or a consultation with an experienced psychotherapist via this website and the consultation will be offered via Zoom or FaceTime.
If you would prefer to go directly to a psychotherapist, have a look at our members’ profiles and you are welcome to contact them directly.
The Fairbridge Clinic
We currently have places for people who can only afford a low or concessionary fee (people who are usually on benefit or students or on low wages or in current difficult financial circumstances) and are looking to begin psychoanalytic psychotherapy now, but there may be a wait of a few months before being seen or allocated due to demand. We ask that you are prepared to make a commitment of a minimum of two years psychotherapy twice a week, however, we may be able to offer a number of places for people who can only attend weekly. The therapy will be either offered in person in our Archway house or online but the assessment process will be conducted via Zoom Apply here.
Train With Us
The apptraining is the training section of AGIP which launched its new training in October 2015.
This web site only has outline details of these courses, for full details see the course website at psychotherapytraining.co.
Black Lives Matter - AGIP's Statement on Opposition to Racism
AGIP understands and supports the protests against racism that have taken place around the world following the murder of George Floyd in May. We agree that Black Lives Matter.
Articles by AGIP Writers
AGIP member, Anne Kane’s, paper ‘How can anyone live like that?’ Exploring the conscious and unconscious implications for disabled people of any change in assisted suicide law, was published in the British Journal of Psychotherapy in 2019. It considers the situation whereby ‘Assisted suicide is the subject of persistent attempts at legachange and while not, in theory, specific to disabled people, the issue brings some of the psychosocial dynamics around impairment and disability into focus, illuminating the attitudes and emotions with which disabled people must try to live.’ The paper can be found here https://doi.org/10.1111/bjp.12447
Spoiler alert. This review does give away aspects of the plot.
Todd Phillips 'The Joker': a very poor environment indeed, by Donald Butler.
AGIP member Lindsay Wells has been interviewed by the Freud Museum . It is an audio podcast interview about the background environment to his novel, which he wrote under the pen name of William Rose. It deals with fin de siècle Paris, centred on the Salpêtrière Hospital, where thousands of 'hysterical' patients were treated and where a comparatively young Freud studied under the charismatic Professor Jean-Martin Charcot. The title of the novel is 'The Strange Case of Madeleine Seguin'. The link to the podcast interview is: http://podcast.freud.org.uk/e/the-strange-case-of-madeleine-seguin/
Environmental Trauma, Mental distress and the question of its treatment: by Donald Butler.
What is mentalizing? An Overview: by Catherine Freeman. To read this article go to British Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol.32:2 May 2016.
Go to the Articles list in the "About Us" Section to read all articles by AGIP writers..