Jill Prentice, MSc

Registered British Psychoanalytic Council

Member Scottish Association of Psychoanalytic psychotherapists (SAPP)

Registered British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Member Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in NHS

LOCATION Scottish Borders



What I Offer

I work with single people or couples who feel they have difficulties in coping with various aspects of their lives, including problems of mental health, abuse, work related stress, relationship difficulties and life changes.

Interested individuals can email, telephone or write to me. Referrals are also accepted via GPs and other health practitioners.

Qualifications and Experience

I have a professional background in social work, counselling and psychotherapy and, following a five year training in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy, am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (http://www.psychoanalytic-council.org) as a Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist.

As a social worker and social work manager I worked principally in Children’s and Mental Health services in the public and voluntary sectors in England and Scotland. From the early 1980’s I worked in the counselling service of the former Scottish Institute of Human Relations (SIHR) contributing to and leading teaching programmes in psychodynamic counselling.

After training in psychoanalytical psychotherapy I have practised as a psychotherapist both privately and in the NHS where I worked especially within the area of personality disorders. For many years I have been involved in the supervision and training of professionals in health and social work teams, devising and contributing to short courses for adolescents, adults and older adults in mental health in the SIHR and in Borders NHS.

For some years I have been involved as Director of Training in the Scottish Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (SAPP) training of Scottish Psychoanalytical Psychotherapists (STPP) through to their registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council.

My qualifications are:

Cert Social Work, 1970

Post Qual Cert Social Work, 1984

MSc Social Work, 1993

Registered Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist, 2000

I am bound by the Codes of Ethics and Complaints Procedures of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), the Scottish Association of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapists (SAPP) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).