Start date: September 2021
Fees: £5,500 per year
(which may be subject to annual increase).
Loans may be available, see ‘Loans for trainees’ tab below.
How to apply: Application process opens from 1 March 2021.
Application deadline: 31 May 2021.
Course length: Clinical Qualification 3 years, taught part-time, along with the completion of any clinical requirements.
Professional qualification and clinical training
BACP accredited. Advanced Standing minimum 2 years
Venue: Tavistock Relationships, 56-60 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JL
Course code: CT2
Open Event: For more information book your place at our open event here.
Clinical Qualification 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.
Our experts lecturers are highly reknowned and respected in our field and also in the national sphere. For instance, read about a recent piece by Head of Course, Catriona Wrottesley in The Guardian here.
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.
Our trainings take place on upper floors, accessible by lifts with the following specification: Type 1 provides only limited accessibility for persons using a manual wheelchair as described in EN 12183:2014 or an electrically powered wheelchair of class A described in EN 12184:2014. This car accommodates one wheelchair user without an accompanying person.
Accreditation and Validation
The course is BACP is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
University Accreditation - Our validation agreement with UEL is coming to an end this summer; and our anticipated collaboration with a new university is, due to the current situation, progressing slower than expected. We are now working towards a new agreement being in place by 2021 - and anticipate that students who join in 2020 to be able to join the second year of the degree programme then.
For now we, like many other psychotherapy trainings, are offering this as a clinical qualification only without an academic award. The course will remain exactly the same and will continue to be accredited with the BACP, which is the most important aspect of all trainings. The course title will be: Clinical Qualification in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
How to apply
There is an interview fee of £120, payable if shortlisted for interview.
Please note that Hallam House is a period property, and that due to the size of the lift shaft, the lift is not DDA compliant and does not meet the minimum requirements for wheelchair access. Once the lift has been installed early this year we will know whether it will be possible to accommodate very slim wheelchairs. Unfortunately this means that our training events and courses at Hallam House are not currently accessible for wheelchair users.
Application deadline: 31 May 2021. (Application process opens from 1 March 2021).
For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can sign up for one of our Open Evenings, located on or events page here.