There are many Continuing Professional Development activities here which promote psychodynamic thinking, for qualified practitioners and the general public. All events are held at our base at 12 Princess Road West, Leicester, unless indicated.






17th – Book Club

25th – Oedipus Is Alive (And Well?) And Living In Leicester! Workshop with Michael Jacobs

The Oedipus complex is not just a key element of psychoanalytic theory – it has entered the language of pop psychology. But if we go back to the play Oedipus the King is Freud’s view the best way of understanding it? And just how much is the true Oedipus complex still seen as a useful theory in psychodynamic therapy and counselling? 

During the day Professor Michael Jacobs will first of all explain the background to the play, show an edited version of it, and invite participants to make their own interpretations of it. He will look at the way Freud chose to interpret the play and ask why he changed his original idea, challenge the way Freud’s original hypothesis has been changed, and look at ways in which the triangular situations of which the complex is a symbol are still a key part of psychodynamic understanding of relationships.

Michael was for many years director of the counselling and psychotherapy programme at the University of Leicester, is author of The Presenting Past and Psychodynamic Counselling in Action and author or editor of nearly 60 other books. His professional autobiography is due out in January 2018.


0930 Introduction and film of Oedipus the King

1100  Coffee/tea break

1120 Small Group discussion. Feedback 

1230 Summarising the morning

1300 Lunch

1400 The Oedipus complex and triangular situations

1500  Small group discussions

1550  Oedipus’s fate

1600 Finish   (with tea then if you wish).

The workshop will be held at Leicester’s New Walk Museum, and lunch and refreshments will be included, as will a CPD Certificate.

Tickets are priced at £49.50 for LCPC Members, and £56 for non-members. Places are limited, so please contact Jay or call on 07961 709575 to reserve your place. 


1st – Film Night

Coming Soon…..

TBC – Start of Infant Observation course

TBC – Understanding Group Dynamics – 10 week course