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Walter Gibson is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, providing consultation, teaching, supervision and intensive  psychoanalytic treatment of four and five sessions a week in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. He is in full time private practise following his retirement from the NHS.

His practise is based on accredited trainings in both psychotherapy and clinical psychoanalysis, with over thirty five years experience of working in the NHS, Social Services and the  Independent Sector. This has included setting up and leading psychotherapy services for people with severe mental health difficulties, cancer and HIV/AIDS in hospital and community settings. He was a consultant psychotherapist for Hertfordshire Mental Health NHS Trust and Head of Psychotherapy, Consultant Psychotherapist and Clinical Lead for Specialist Day Services (personality disorder) for Bradford District Care NHS Trust.
He is a lecturer for the Institute of Psychoanalysis's main training programme, teaching Freud and Bion. He is leading a teaching and supervision programme for Chinese psychotherapists working with a Beijing based psychoanalytic training organisation. He is approved by the Association for Child Psychotherapy to provide training analysis for candidates of the Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy training and has been a training analyst and supervisor for psychoanalytic trainings including the North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (NEAPP). He was a visiting lecturer and supervisor for the Tavistock & Portman NHSFT and for the Institute of Psychoanalysis Foundation Course (Leeds).

Experience and Training

The British Psychoanalytical Society provides training in Clinical Psychoanalysis. If you would like to know more about training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic treatment, please visit the website of the British Psychoanalytical Society (click on this link).

The independent Psychoanalysis Trust provides information and research developed by psychoanalysts in the British Independent Psychoanalytic tradition.(Click on this link)

Walter Gibson, MA(Hons), Dip.App. Soc. St., C.Q.S.W., Dip. Psychoth., Fellow. Instit. Psychoanal., IPA, BPC.



If you would like to discuss the possibility of a consultation or psychoanalytic treatment email

All information and discussion is entirely confidential and viewed only by Walter Gibson. 

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