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We are the Association of Child Psychotherapists

The ACP is the professional body and accredited register for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists in the UK. We have been working to improve the mental health of infants, children, young people and families since 1949.

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The Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists (ACP) is the main professional body for psychoanalytic child and adolescent psychotherapists in the UK and is registered with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). It was established in 1949 and has over 900 members working in the UK and abroad. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is internationally recognised and as strongly evidenced as many of the more common treatment models people may be more familiar with. ACP registered child psychotherapists have completed an NHS child mental health based training which lasts for at least four years. ACP members work with children, adolescents, parents and families, individually or in groups, with a range of complex psychological difficulties and disorders.

Latest News

In this Guardian article, ACP Member, Graham Music was interviewed by Annalisa Barbieri on a Autism Apectrum Condition (ASC).

In this article, ACP member Ryan Lowe talks about the dangers of too much screen time for children's development.

In this 'The Guardian' article, ACP Member, Alison Roy talks about a sibling feeling left out.