Welcome to our Clinical Trainings

Foundation Certificate in Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy available as a starting route towards full clinical trainings.



An introduction to our clinical courses by Julie Humphries - Director of Studies

Julie Humphries, Head of Learning

With nearly 80 years of expertise, Tavistock Relationships is the world leading centre of excellence for couple and individual counselling and psychotherapy training.

In the UK, we are the leading organisation to offer specialist clinical trainings with a relationship focus. Human beings rely on relationships to survive and thrive. Our trainings equip therapists to work with individuals and couples to help them understand themselves, improve their relationships and create better lives for themselves and their families.

Because we are committed to providing the best therapy for couples and individuals, we select our candidates very carefully. Every year we have a high number of applicants and there is a rigorous selection process. To train and qualify with Tavistock Relationships is an achievement that marks you out as an expert among your peers and with clients.

Why study with us?

  • Tavistock Relationships is a pioneer in the field. You will benefit from our long history of research, training and best practice.
  • Choice and career flexibility. We are unique in offering a training in both couple and individual therapy, ensuring you will have greater options in your career.
  • Teaching and supervision is provided by senior staff. All our trainings and supervisions are delivered by highly experienced staff at Tavistock Relationships.
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  • In-house clinical placements. We are one of the few trainings in the UK to provide placements for students, meaning you don’t need to worry about finding an external organisation in which to complete your clinical hours.
  • Career or ongoing work opportunities. Our service is run by senior staff, former students and current students, and you will have the opportunity to work within our world-leading clinical services.
  • Be part of TR’s lively and growing community. After graduation you will be able to join our alumni group, and take advantage of our high-quality CPDs and conferences, which will help you to keep on top of recent developments in the field and to further develop your clinical practice.
  • We offer an innovative range of new and established courses, with options for remote learning and varying entry levels.
  • Accreditations: BPC, BACP

Here you’ll find everything on offer, from short or specialist trainings to our Foundation Certificate course and through to our masters programmes (see the course links below). If you are new to studying counselling or psychotherapy you can view our introductory course video guide or you can look at our professional qualification routes by viewing our Video Training guide below.

To find out more about our Foundation Certificate, visit the course page.

Why not attend Open Events? There you can discuss your options with our expert staff. 
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Announcement: Diversity Bursaries

Tavistock Relationships are offering dedicated bursaries for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students across some of our trainings. These are:

With these bursaries we are seeking to increase the racial diversity both of our therapy trainings and across the profession as a whole. These bursaries cover up to 100% of the cost of our trainings, and eligibility criteria include the following:

  • Self Identity as a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic student (minority ethnic is defined as people of non-white descent)
  • Meet the entry criteria of the course 
  • You will need to demonstrate genuine need for financial support to join the training
  • We are looking for applicants who have potential to develop within our organisation and the wider community
  • Bursary does not cover personal therapy costs

How to Apply

Firstly, a candidate needs to apply for a training at TR. If they are offered a place on that training they can then apply for a bursary which would be reviewed by the bursary selection committee.

For further information, please contact Becky Walker at: training@tavistockrelationships.org

You can also read our careers guide to understand key definitions here

We look forward to welcoming you to Tavistock Relationships.


Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationship - London
Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
Certificate in Psychosexual Studies
Clinical Qualification in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Clinical Qualification in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
Open Events and Taster Days (Online)
IAPT Couple Training
Professional Doctorate in Couple Psychotherapy: 4 Years – Part-time