The New Zealand Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (NZIPP) is an organisation whose Members are psychoanalytic psychotherapists. A major purpose for NZIPP is to train future psychoanalytic psychotherapists through a three-year course. This Clinic is a venue where NZIPP Trainees (qualified and experienced clinicians undertaking this specialist training) can offer twice-weekly psychoanalytic psychotherapy to suitable applicants.
NZIPP is a Member of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia (PPAA - www.theppaa.com), a body which oversees the standards and conduct of trainings, like this one, in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The Institute also provides continuing education for its Members and other practising psychotherapists, and a forum for discussion for professionals engaged in clinical work. NZIPP is also part of the Australasian Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies (ACPP – www.acpp.org.au) which was established in 2018.
mode of delivery
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy usually takes place with therapist and patient meeting in person. Training Clinic therapists are located throughout New Zealand, so this therapy is potentially available to suitable applicants anywhere in the country. Therapists are able to work face-to-face if patients live near to them, or over internet platforms if patients live at a distance. Given Covid 19 restrictions, much current clinical work is taking place over internet platforms (with face-to-face meeting where possible), so NZIPP Training Clinic will operate in the same way.
suitability for psychoanalytic psychotherapy
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a long term therapeutic process, and typically will last for at least two years. This is based on the observation that there are unconscious processes affecting one own’s behaviours, patterns of thought and feeling, relationships and sense of self. The therapeutic process allows patients to re-experience and re-think past experiences and their influences on one’s own current life in new and constructive ways.
how to access the clinic
If you wish to seek psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Training Clinic, you can apply direct to the Training Clinic Coordinator, or you can be referred by another clinician. The Coordinator is a senior NZIPP Member. Once you have made initial contact with the Coordinator, we would like to invite you to write in confidence to them, to let them know briefly about yourself and your interest in engaging in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The Clinic Coordinator, or another senior NZIPP Member, will then arrange to meet with you to explore these and other issues, and to assess whether the Clinic can offer you psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a Trainee. If so, you will then be invited to meet with a therapist. These two meetings will be in person if practical, or online otherwise.
This psychotherapy is offered twice-weekly. The fee per session will be agreed between therapist and patient at the first meeting, on a scale between NZ$100 and NZ$140, so the weekly fee will be twice the sum agreed.
Clinic personnel (the Coordinator, psychotherapists and their clinical supervisors) are registered with their relevant professional body and hold current practising certificates. All Clinic personnel are bound by the NZIPP Code of Ethics, which is available on the NZIPP website.
Vacancies for psychotherapy at this Clinic will be limited initially, as we have a small number of Trainees. Decisions by the Coordinator (or by other NZIPP Members meeting with applicants to the Clinic) about whether or not we can offer Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy are final. We cannot offer other forms of help or assistance.