We are sorry to let you know that WPF Therapy will be closed from Monday 31st July 2023. On the 4 August 2023 Matthew Haw and Matthew Wild of RSM UK Restructuring Advisory LLP were appointed as Joint Liquidators of WPF Therapy Ltd. If you have a query relating to the liquidation of WPF Therapy Ltd, please contact the Joint Liquidators using the following email address:


As one of the UK’s longest-standing therapy charities, our radical roots go back to 1969 – a time when psychotherapy was still quite inaccessible and exclusionary. Determined to change this, we began our work to make high-quality therapy and training more widely available.

The charity was initially established to offer counselling to those in need and went on to offer training in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, as well as Group Analytic Therapy, alongside accessible and affordable Open Ended Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Brief Therapy, Long Term Groupwork and Reflective and Experiential Groups. During those years training and therapy was provided in a range of other modalities and a variety of innovative clinical services were provided based on project and grant funding.

Over 50 years later, we remained committed to making Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Group Analytic Therapy inclusive and affordable through our Clinic and Training activities.

WPF Therapy's legacy will live on in all those that have valued being connected with the organisation over its long history and we are grateful for all the help the organisation has received, both recently and over the many years of the charity’s work.

Please accept my sympathy and very best wishes. For me, my thoughts go to WPF as it was way back in the 1970s and 1980s, under Bill Kyle and then Derek Blows - very much past history for most people! But even so, I’d assumed it would continue, however changed, into the future.

As you say, it has been a good place, with many excellent people and many excellent projects. But I remember someone once saying that institutions have their lives, and their deaths, just as people do. Perhaps we can hope, and with reasonable confidence, that its trainings and its good qualities will not be simply “lost” but will be carried more widely out into society by the people who have benefited from it. - I don’t have any doubt that will be the case

David Black

I am utterly heartbroken that W.P.F. Therapy has been struggling. This is so very unfair indeed.

You and all of your colleagues have undertaken utterly magnificent work over more than half a century and you should be extremely proud of all that you have achieved.

I am honoured to have contributed to W.P.F. Therapy from time to time. Needless to say, I am thinking of you all and wishing you a successful chapter ahead.

Brett Kahr

I am so sorry to hear that WPF is closing its doors. This is very sad and must be difficult for all of you who work at WPF including for us who have studied with you.

Thank you for everything you have done for us and for the local community. You’ve provided an amazing service to so so many.

Salima Bhatia (ex WPF and CPD attendee)

I am so incredibly sorry to hear that WPF is closing. I wish all the staff the very best for their futures. This is a very sad day for the London and indeed the UK therapeutic community.

Sally Anderson (ex WPF CPD Course and CPD attendee)

WPF Therapy is not only a particular place or group of people although it is both for each of us: it is a 'whole climate of opinion' as Yeats said of Freud. For me it has been the foundation of my professional life. I learnt care for people, ethics and a rational theoretical base. What it has been will be kept alive by countless people whose lives have been changed and who will always remember and thank WPF.

Lesley Murdin

I’m sorry to hear about your impending closure. It’s so sad. I can only speak from my own experience but I benefited greatly from your online programs especially during the pandemic. I am so grateful that you managed to stay open during that difficult time and I appreciate how hard it was for you. You offered access to learning and I learnt a lot from my psychoanalytic colleagues.

Sometimes the work we do is invisible and bears fruit years later and I think that is the case for your organisation. You may be closing your doors now, but you opened many more for others who will also hold doors open in their turn.

Claire Bolger