Introductory Course

Introductory Course: South West

An Introduction to the Site training in Clinical Psychoanalysis

The Site South West now runs an annual introductory course, in addition to its established UKCP training in clinical psychoanalysis.  This course is an introduction to the Site SW  training, as well as an introduction to the theories and practices of psychoanalysis.  The Site is well known for its critical and comparative engagement with the different traditions of psychoanalytic thought.  Rather than being rooted in one body of psychoanalytic theory, the training explores the different psychoanalytic schools – Lacanian, Object Relations, Kleinian, Relational, Jungian, and Freudian – and reflects on the place of those schools within the contemporary social field.  This course will introduce you to the breadth and diversity of psychoanalysis as well as the Site’s distinctive approach.

Who would this course interest?

If you are already working as a counsellor, it is an opportunity to broaden your knowledge base within the field of psychoanalysis and to enhance your clinical practice.  If you are thinking of doing a psychoanalytic training, then this course will give you a broad introduction to the ideas and practices that a training will involve.  The course will also be of interest to those who want to find out more about the relevance of psychoanalysis to the dilemmas and conflicts of contemporary life.

There will be information available about the Site training and attendance certificates for CPD purposes.

Who will be teaching?

The course is run by the Site SW Council and all the seminar leaders are active members of the Site in the SW.

Date & times

The course normally runs on a Thursday evening between 6.00 and 8.00 for about 10 weeks during the spring.

Please note: There is no course running in 2019 but dates for 2020 will be confirmed later this year.


The seminars take place at Pendeen Room, Epiphany House, Kenwyn, Truro, TR1 3DR. Epiphany House is a mile from Truro Town centre. For directions see



More information

For further enquires please contact Dr Sally Sales on 01726 870169 or