In my work as a Jungian analyst, I seek to create a reflective space for adult clients in which the complexities of life can be explored openly, in confidence and without judgement. In a quiet way, the unsung purpose of Jungian analysis and psychotherapy is the individual's release from difficulties of the past which inhabit the present. This type of talking therapy is forward looking, seeking to animate and recover creative potential through an unconscious process described by Jung as individuation.
I have been working in this field for 20 years and am a training analyst, which means that in addition to therapeutic work, I am actively involved in the training of Jungian psychotherapists and future analysts at the Society of Analytical Psychology
My consulting rooms are close to the Imperial War Museum on the south bank of the Thames. I see people on for therapy on a short-term or long-term basis; we meet initially for one or two sessions to think together about the way forward.
You may get in touch with me via this directory, my website www.alison-masters.co.uk, or the members' directories of the SAP, BPC or UKCP.
I respond within 24 hours to all inquiries which are, of course, treated in confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
One of the requirements for analytic work is that practitioners must have extensive experience, as a patient, of the psychotherapy they train to practice. Personal analysis leads to change. This was certainly the case for me. I became a member of the Society of Analytical Psychology in 2003 and am now a training analyst. I have worked and supervised in the NHS and recently held a supervisory appointment at the counselling organisation and trainer, WPF.
I am professionally registered with the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), the IAAP (International Association for Analytical Psychology) and my training body, the SAP (Society of Analytical Psychology).
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
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with