Welcome To Camden Psychotherapy Unit

We are a london based community mental health charity providing psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults. Our service is available to people from all backgrounds. We offer free service to those who cannot afford to pay.  We charge fees on a sliding scale according to peoples income and personal circumstances.  Individuals may refer themselves directly to us.  Referrals can also be made by GP's, Social Workers, hospitals, voluntary organisations, etc.

Those who come to us have a variety of emotional difficulties, for example; relationship problems, depression, social isolation, eating disorders, anxiety or panic attacks.


CPU was originally set up in 1969 with the co-operation of Voluntary Action Camden (VAC), Camden Council for Voluntary Service and the London Borough of Camden.

It soon became established as a specialist service in the provision of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.CPU has been an independent charity since November 2005.

For 42 years we were able to offer free psychotherapy to all due to financial support from local government and the NHS.  This funding was recently withdrawn in December 2011 and as a result CPU has been forced to reconsider it's funding base. In addition to the free service to those who can't afford to pay, CPU has introduced a fee charging service based on people's ability to pay, dependent on their income.

Since our inception in 1969, our aim has always been to offer psychotherapy to all those who need help.  We continue to strive to make psychotherapy accessible to everybody who needs it.


Invitation to a CPU Fundraising Event

'Lives of the Theatricals' - John Lahr 'In Conversation' with Stephen Grosz & Stephen Frears

John Lahr talks about his biographies of Tennesse Williams, Joe Orton and his 'New Yorker' profiles of show people in 'Joy Ride'.

Special screening of 'Prick Up Your Ears' (1987), based on John Lahr’s biography of Joe Orton, directed by Stephen Frears, starring Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina and Vanessa Redgrave.

‘John Lahr writes better about the theatre than anybody in the English language.’ Richard Eyre

Sunday 13th December, 1-5pm, Tricycle Theatre Cinema, Kilburn, NW 6 7JR

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John Lahr talks about his biographies of Tennessee Williams, Joe Orton and his 'New
Yorker' profiles collected in 'Joy Ride'. John Lahr is the author of Tennessee
Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. He was for over twenty the chief drama critic
of the 'New Yorker'. He is the winner of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle and of
the annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography and was shortlisted for the
2014 National Book Award. He is also the author of 'Prick Up Your Ears: The
Biography of Joe Orton.

Stephen Grosz is a psychoanalyst and author of the bestselling book 'The Examined
Life – How We Loose and Find Ourselves'.

Stephen Frears is a film director, whose credits include'My Beautiful Laundrette',
'Dangerous Liaisons','High Fidelity' and ' 'Philomena'.

Running Order 

1.00pm – 1.40pm:  John Lahr talks with Stephen Grosz about his biographies of Tennessee Williams, Joe Orton and his 'New Yorker' profiles of show people in 'Joy Ride'.

1.40pm – 2.00pm:  Q&A with the audience. 

2.00pm – 2.30pm:  Break.

John Lahr will be signing his books. 

2.30pm – 4.00pm:  A special screening of  'Prick up Your Ears'.

4.00pm – 4.40pm:  John Lahr will be talking with the film’s director, Stephen Frears. 

4.40pm - 5.00pm:  Q&A with the audience.

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