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Key Information

Date: September 2017
Course length: 3 years, taught part time. The MA dissertation will be completed in the 4th year, along with the completion of any clinical requirements.

Advanced Standing minimum 2 years

Fee 2017-18: £4950 per year
Venue: Tavistock Relationships, 70 Warren Street, London, W1T 5PB
Course code: CT2  




The MA in Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy is a unique three-year psychotherapy training that qualifies practitioners to work with both couples and individuals.

Tavistock Relationships specialises in couple relationships and is the leading couple therapy centre in London but many individuals also choose to come to Tavistock Relationships for therapy because at the core of many of the issues or dilemmas seen in the consulting room is often a relationship difficulty of some sort.

Another unique feature of TR’s psychodynamic psychotherapy training is that clinicians receive specific psychosexual training which enables them to work sensitively, knowledgeably and skillfully with this area of the couple’s intimate relationship. Individuals encountering psychosexual and intimacy difficulties may be seen in TR’s clinical service and clinicians are trained in how to help those who may not yet have been able to have a sexual relationship or who have developed particular difficulties in sustaining one.

Who This Course Is For

This course is suitable for those who have had some relevant work experience, such as in social work, the legal profession, the NHS, voluntary organisations or those who have attended the Introductory Course in Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Alternatively, you may be an experienced individual psychotherapist or couple therapist and may be eligible for entry with advanced standing. This could enable you to complete the taught part of the programme in a minimum of two years. Please see the Advanced Standing tab for more details.


The course is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and successful completion of programme MA in Couple & Individual Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy at Tavistock Relationships leads to the award of Master of Arts by the University of East London.

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What can it lead to?

Qualification after successful completion of the course

  • You will become a professional couple and individual counsellor and psychotherapist equipped to work in either the statutory or voluntary sector and as a private practitioner in the field of relationship counselling and psychotherapy.
  • You will be eligible to apply for individual accreditation with BACP once the required client hours have been completed
  • Entry with Advanced Standing into the MA in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (CT1A)and registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • Entry into the MSc in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (CT3) and registration with the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
  • It also provides a route to the Professional Doctorate in Couple Psychotherapy.

Course dates & times

3 years, part-time. There may be more time involved to complete the clinical requirements and dissertation.

First year student contact hours

We now have options for an earlier and later start. Please see below for Year 1 teaching:

Wednesday  either 4.15–7.15 OR 6.00–8.45 (once the Wednesday time is chosen students must keep the same teaching slot for the year)


Thursday 6.00–7.30

The course starts September 2017

Entry requirements

You will be expected to have a first degree or equivalent professional qualification/experience and relevant work experience (paid or voluntary work in the caring professions or work requiring a high level of interpersonal skills) or to have completed the Introductory Course in Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy (PC1).

You will be expected to attend psychoanalytic psychotherapy once a week on commencement of the course.

Further information

Contact 020 7380 8288 or training@tavistockrelationships.ac.uk

Please click here to download the Programme Specifications (PDF).

How to apply

An applicant is required to pay £120 at the point of application. This is made up of a £50 Admin fee and £70 interview fee. If they are not shortlisted for an interview, they will be refunded £70. The £50 is non-refundable and non-transferable. If they are offered an interview then the £70 is non–refundable and non-transferable.

If shortlisted, you will be required to attend a selection interview.


Apply using the application form below:

docDownload course application form here   

We request that all applications are completed in an electronic word processing document. Please DO NOT handwrite your submission.

We prefer applications to be sent via email to: training@tavistockrelationships.ac.uk

Or applications can be sent to:

Course Admissions
Tavistock Relationships

70 Warren Street
London W1T 5PB


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