Janet Land

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Psychoanalyst and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
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Bristol, City Of Bristol, BS6
No current availability
No current availability

This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I am a psychoanalyst and psychoanalytic psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA) and the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) , the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).  I am qualified to work with people once to five times a week.

I work with individuals who are experiencing problems with anxiety, stress, loss, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, work-related problems, low self-confidence and low self-esteem, or simply when life feels empty or meaningless.

Please ring or email me for a consultation.

Janet Land
Psychoanalyst and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Telephone:  07551249048

Areas I have an interest in working with:-

Low Self-Confidence
Low Self-Esteem
Personality Disorders
Relationship Issues
Work Related Issues

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the British Psychoanalytic Foundation (BPF)
  • Member of The British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA)
  • Member of The International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA)
  • Advanced Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy/Counselling (WPF)
  • Diploma in Supervision (WPF)
  • BA Hons. Psychology
  • Cruse Bereavement
  • Supervision for MIND and other counselling centres
  • Private practice for over 25 years

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council


£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

NB: I am not accepting new referrals at the moment 

Fee for initial consultation £60 (50 minutes)

Fee for psychotherapy £60-75 per 50 minute session.

The fee for more frequent sessions can be discussed

Adults over 21

Individuals only

When I work

Most weekdays and some evenings

Further information

What is Psychotherapy?
Many people seek help through psychoanalytic psychotherapy because they feel distressed and burdened by life's events. In today's busy world, it is a relief to share that distress with a person outside the situation, who is able to hear and reflect upon what is being said.

Psychotherapy is about enabling a person to make changes in his/her life, which would be of benefit. This often involves a clearer understanding of what to having a particular problem in the first place. A painful situation in the present may have its roots in the past, but the individual may not be aware of the connection. Psychotherapy assists a person to uncover these hidden links, which in turn allows the individual greater freedom of thought and action.

Human beings have a tendency to repeat patterns of behaviour, and even when they would like to change, they find themselves unable to do so. These patterns may repeat themselves in the consulting room, and this enables the patient to look at his/her behaviour without fear of rejection or retaliation.

The relationship between the therapist and the patient is central to the work being done. As part of their training, all therapists have had their own personal therapy. This is an essential experience for psychotherapists in their work with patients. This is because it allows the therapist a greater inner freedom and enables him/her to have a clearer understanding of the patient’s experience both in and out of the therapeutic relationship.

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is based, among other things, on the understanding of the unfolding of a person’s life from birth onwards. It also includes an understanding of the network of relationships that develop during growth into adulthood and draws on the insights of psychoanalysis as a way of understanding the human personality, including the way individuals interact with each other. It takes note of the unconscious mind as well as conscious attitudes, and aids the resolution of unconscious conflicts which allows for the development of a person’s full potential.

Sessions are at a regular time every week and the treatment may last several months or years, depending on the scope and depth of the treatment. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is conducted from one to three times per week, and four to five times per week for psychoanalysis. Each session lasts 50 minutes.

It would be simplistic to say that the difference between psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy is based on frequency of sessions, but frequency is a way of indicating the depth of work in relation to unconscious dynamics, transference and countertransference. Whether psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is the treatment of choice for you depends on a variety of factors. It is often helpful to have one or more preliminary consultations before deciding how best to proceed.

Bristol, City Of Bristol, BS6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)


In person

Supervision available.

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