APPCIOS is an independent professional association whose members have demonstrated expertise in psychodynamic practice and counselling within organisational settings. It is not associated with any one training organisation but is able to accept practitioners from a wide variety of in-house and “portfolio” trainings.

APPCIOS is a Member Institution of the British Psychoanalytic Council.

For more information on the BPC

Who is APPCIOS for?
•Schools and teachers
•Children’s homes and residential workers
•Youth clubs and youth workers
•Nurseries and nursery nurses
•Fostering agencies and supervising social workers
•Youth Justice Teams and youth justice workers
•Social Services and social workers
•Adult care homes and residential workers
•Hospitals and nurses
•Prisons and prison staff


Our founding members include:

Dr. Anton Obholzer Bsc, MB, ChB, FRCPsych
Dr. Judith Trowell MBBS, DCH, DPM, FRCPsych, FIPsychoanal
Jenny Sprince MA (Cantab), MACP, MTSP, MBACP
Diane Wells M.Phil, BA, RGN, Cert Ed, RNT, Dip Soc Stud, Dip Soc Res, Cassel Certificate in Psychosocial Nursing
Peter Wilson BA, Dip.App.Soc.St., MACP