Welcome to The Site

The SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis is a training organisation and a member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJA)  of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). All graduates are eligible for UKCP registration.

The Site was established in October 1997 by psychotherapists who wished to create a training programme and an association that would foster critical, reflective and imaginative thinking about psychoanalysis and its contemporary practices.

We have approximately 60 members and no more than 30 trainees at any one time (in two separate training groups and joint training weekends) who may participate in the governance structure of the organisation and social activities such as annual Christmas and summer parties, our own conferences and workshops.

We are a Registered Charity, No. 1084537

The Site’s privacy policy can be read here: The Site privacy policy

A Journal of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy

No 16: Spring 2024 – Coming soon!

Sitegeist 16 continues the work and conversations engendered by the October 2021 conference hosted by the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Goldsmith’s University on ‘White Privileg...

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Spring 2024 – Coming soon!


February 23, 2024

‘On Giving Up’ – Adam Phillips in conversation with Francesca Joseph

In his new book On Giving Up, acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips considers both the gaps and the connections between the many ways of giving up, and helps us to address the central question: what must we give up in order to feel more alive? Join psychoanalyst Francesca Joseph as she talks to him about his work on Friday 23 February 2024. Book on Eventbrite.

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January 31, 2024

(Re)membering Christina Moutsou

Site member Christina Moutsou became unwell and died in December 2023. Her friend and colleague Salma Siddique, who presented a joint paper entitled Doing Anthropology in the Consulting Room with Chri...
January 31, 2024

Sitegeist: Call for writing

Sitegeist was founded with the intention of promoting varied, lively and creative approaches in writing to the questions facing psychoanalysis today.  On 30 September 2023 the Site for Contemporary P...
August 3, 2022

Introductory Year

Applications are now open for the 2023/24 Introduction to Psychoanalysis course, a year-long programme consisting of weekly seminars and an experiential group. The course is intended to provoke a way ...