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Welcome to the Society of Psychotherapy

The Society, founded in 1998, sponsors lectures and seminars on all aspects of psychotherapy. They are open to all friends of psychotherapy.

Lectures normally take place at 7pm to 8.30pm on the third Tuesday of each month during the academic year (October to July). They are currently being held online hosted by Meetup. Each seminar costs £6. The link will be provided once you book online via our Meetup page ( or at the Existential Academy web page (

Please note that the views of speakers are their own, and not necessarily those of the Society of Psychotherapy or its officers

Our Forthcoming Events.

Prof. Digby Tantam

Does Psychiatric Diagnosis Harm People?

17/09/2024 19:00

Diagnosis in medicine is considered an essential step in the discovery of a disease and potentially the cure. But many critics have argued that 'labelling', as the diagnosis is sometimes called, may do more harm than good. Yet can we do without. New labels such as neurodiverse, non-binary, or PTSD have been welcomed by many psychotherapists. Are labels/ diagnoses to be welcomed after all? This is a decision for every therapist and every client, but I will present some information that may be helpful in this decision based on my forthcoming book, Challenging Psychiatry's Reliance on the Disease Model.

Join me at 7pm on the 17th September 2024 via Meetup.

Digby Tantam