Members and Membership
ICC members work either in our rooms in the City or in their own consulting rooms all over London. Our members are drawn from most of the major London psychotherapy trainings within the psychoanalytic or London Jungian traditions. We consider this pluralism to be one of our great strengths as an organisation.
Members come from a wide variety of nationalities and backgrounds, including writers, actors and artists as well as many with previous careers in education, psychology, medicine and social work. This creates a rich matrix of knowledge and experience.
All ICC members have undergone an intensive advanced clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. There are also Jungian analysts, psychoanalysts and group analysts within the membership. Some have extensive experience in particular fields such as work with refugees and victims of torture, chronic illness, eating disorders, short-term work, couples and groups. Several can offer therapy in languages other than English.
The clinical standards are governed by principles of good practice and ethical guidelines.
All ICC members are required to undertake Continuing Professional Development as a condition of their registration body.
Becoming a Member of the Inner City Centre
We welcome enquiries from colleagues who work in London or who would be able to work from one of our two city-based consulting rooms. In the first instance you are asked to phone our Membership Secretary, Hella Ehlers, on 020 7278 2212 or email her.
Applicants must be fully qualified psychoanalytic or Jungian analytic psychotherapists and be registered with either the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) or the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA) section of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Applicants should contact the Membership Secretary and provide a CV and the names of two referees, who should be able to comment on their clinical skills. The next stage is a formal interview with two senior members of ICC and sometimes a second interview. The final decision on admission is taken by the Council of the ICC.
New members sign a Membership Agreement and are expected to maintain professional indemnity insurance and registration with either the British Psychotherapy Council (BPC) or United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Members must also provide a professional will identifying two clinical trustees. An annual subscription is payable in September.
Members undertake to maintain a proportion of low-fee patients in their ICC case load, to join ICC working parties or committees, and to attend our regular Professional Development Events.