The B.B. Zeitlyn Psychotherapy Training Fund is a charitable trust which was founded by Alice Zeitlyn in memory of her husband, the late Dr Bernard Zeitlyn, to support professional training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy for individuals living or working in East Anglia.
Over the years The Training Fund has provided interest-free loans and grants for many individuals during their training, as well as sponsoring educational events for people working in mental health.
The Training Fund also supports those working in NHS settings who are embarking on individual therapy or seeking further psychotherapeutic training.
Conditions for application
The B B Zeitlyn Psychotherapy Training Fund takes the position that the core of any psychotherapy training is personal psychotherapy.
Applications will be considered from any person living or working in East Anglia, who has been accepted for a recognised professional training in individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults or with children, or for professional trainings in psychotherapy with couples or families, leading to accreditation with the appropriate (psychoanalytic) section of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) or the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), the Association of Family Therapy (AFT) or the Institute of Family Therapy (IFT). Applications for training in group analysis will also be considered.
In order to qualify for a loan or a grant, the applicant must have been accepted for a recognised professional training in individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy leading to accreditation with the appropriate (psychoanalytic) section of the UKCP, BPC or ACP, or for couple or family therapy, or group analysis.
The applicant must have fulfilled the entrance requirements of their Training Organisation with respect to personal psychotherapy. They must currently, and for the duration of their training, be in at least twice weekly individual therapy with a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who is accredited with the UKCP or BPC to provide such individual therapy to adults.
Loans and Grants
Successful applicants will be offered an interest-free loan of up to £2,500.00 per year, for one to three years. The sum is to be decided at the discretion of the Board of Management of The B B Zeitlyn Psychotherapy Training Fund, bearing in mind the stage the applicant is at in their training. A further loan payment of £2,500.00 may be considered after the third year.
Repayment of the loan is expected to begin 12 months after completion of training, either as a lump sum or by instalments. If repaid by instalments, full repayment is normally required within a maximum of 8 years after receipt of the initial loan.
Successful applicants will be offered a single grant of £600.00 to support their training. The recipient of a grant is free to apply for a loan later should it be necessary for the completion of their training.
Applications should be made in writing to The Chair of the Board of Management of The B B Zeitlyn Psychotherapy Training Fund, c/o the Honorary Secretary, Ms Carol Lewis, Swan Cottage, High Street, Clavering, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4QR.
The letter of application should include any information you consider relevant to your training as a psychotherapist, including your current and any previous experience in personal psychotherapy. Applicants should enclose a full curriculum vitae. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence. Eligible applicants will be offered an interview with a member of the Board of Management of The Training Fund, prior to a decision by the Board of Management.
Supporting people working in the NHS
Grants or loans (restricted to one or two years) may also be offered, at the discretion of the Board of Management of The Training Fund, to NHS employees working in the field of mental health. Such grants or loans are awarded solely to support the applicant’s personal and professional development, through individual therapy (twice weekly) with an appropriately accredited UKCP or BPC psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
The Board of Management will also consider applications from mental health professionals working in NHS settings who wish to enhance their skills and expertise in their field through participation in an appropriate psychodynamic or psychoanalytically informed module of training, such as assessment or supervision skills, provided by a nationally recognised psychotherapy training organisation.
The application process is similar to that described above; the letter of application should include any information relevant to the funding applied for, whether relating to personal psychotherapy or further training.
The final decision to offer or to renew a loan, or to award a grant, rests with the Board of Management of The B B Zeitlyn Psychotherapy Training Fund.