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.
is based on accredited trainings in both psychotherapy and clinical psychoanalysis, with over thirty five years experience
of working in the NHS, Local Government, and 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 the Psychotherapy Department, 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' main training programme, teaching Freud and Bion. He teaches
the Freud programme for the Adelaide Institute of Psychoanalysis. He is leading Intermediate and Advanced Study programmes
teaching key concepts of Freud and Bion, along with contemporary Freudian, Lacanian and Independent theory to experienced
Chinese psychotherapists, in cooperation with a Beijing based psychoanalytic Training Organisation. The Advanced course includes
a clinical supervision programme. He is approved by the Association of Child Psychotherapy to provide training analysis for
candidates in the Child & Adolescent psychotherapy NHS Training. He has been a Training Analyst and Supervisor for psychoanalytic
trainings, including the North of England Association of Psychoanalytic Psychoatherapy (NEAPP). He was a Visiting Lecturer
and Supervisor to the Tavistock & Portman NHSFT, and for the Institute of Psychoanalysis Foundation, Post-Foundation Courses
and Intoductory Lectures.
He is a member of the New Library of Psychoanalysis Editorial Board
& Association of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy in the NHS Board and Editorial Reader.