The Guild of Analytical Psychologists (G.A.P.) is a Jungian psychotherapy training and membership organisation based in London. G.A.P. (originally called the Guild of Analytical Psychology and Spirituality – GAPS) was founded in 1987 by a group of Jungian analysts in response to the need for a therapeutic orientation that would place particular emphasis on the religious and spiritual aspects of Jung's works. In 2012, its name was changed to The Guild of Analytical Psychologists (G.A.P.)
G.A.P. is founded on the psychological theories and practice as developed by C.G. Jung, with the emphasis on the religious dimension of the psyche. This was in contrast to the prevailing attitude in the psychological world of the time. Spirituality is regarded as an integral aspect of the person’s psychological health, having an importance equal to the physical, emotional and mental.
In line with Jung’s approach to psychotherapy, G.A.P. affirmed from the beginning the integrity of the psyche in its search for meaning. Psychological health is seen less as a reductive process into causes and origins, but rather as a purposive search for the transcendent meaning of an individual’s life. At the heart of its training is the connection between Analytical Psychology and spirituality.
Members of G.A.P. are Jungian Psychotherapists and Analytical Psychologists. They are either graduates of the G.A.P. training programme or members of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP).
G.A.P. provides access to psychotherapy, in-depth analysis and short-term therapy through its membership and low-fee scheme.