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Psychotherapy training department of Tavistock Relationships announces high student satisfaction scores from the last academic year

Our psychotherapy and counselling courses offer high-quality experience say students.

As a world-leading training provider and the only recognised UK specialist training organisation in couple counselling and psychotherapy training, we are proud of our reputation, gathered over the past 70 years.

Recently we surveyed all of our students, from those undertaking our foundation, the introductory course, to our psychodynamic and psychoanalytic professional trainings, for the 2018/19 academic year.

The vast majority of our students, of the high number who responded, were either satisfied or very satisfied with their experience of learning. The headlines by major course:

MA Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Over the three years of the course – over 90% of students were either satisfied or very satisfied*
  • 100% Satisfaction rating for teaching*


Students highly appreciated:

  • Tutor relationships and tutor support and supervision*
  • Self-reflective group leader feedback*
  • Meetings with senior staff about pathways into employment post qualification*
  • Skills seminars*


Over the past three recorded years to 2018, 100% of students completed their degree in the defined time, bearing out our teaching excellence.



“Academically rigorous. Excellent seminars. Invaluable supervisors.”

“Excellent support from my tutor throughout the training.”

“Good cases and good allocation of cases.”

“The course is well conceived and delivered. The way in which clinical experience and theory interact is continually illuminating.”

Introduction to Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • 64% of our students were extremely satisfied



"Really engaging, the quality of the materials and teaching were good and the atmosphere is supportive."

"A very good foundation for further study."

"Excellent for self awareness but also inspires you to learn more about couples."

"The start of my career as a couple counsellor – I was hooked from the beginning."

"This was the foundation course and institution I was recommended to with high praise – and it lived up to the reputation."

Psychosexual Certificate

  • This course was rated as between good and excellent.



“ Very well paced”

“Teaching was a highlight.”

“Role plays boosted my practical understanding.”

“Teaching style was always dynamic.”

MA Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

  • All our students were satisfied with over a third being very satisfied
  • Students commented on the high quality of supervision and co-therapy.*
  • Students achieved high pass rates.


Students highly appreciated:

  • Quality of tutors and teaching*
  • Quality of supervision*
  • Co-therapy work*



“What a great supervisor.”

“Excellent, supportive tutor.”

“Brilliant. I have learned so much from supervision and could not have hoped for better.”

“Supportive and learned much.”

“Brilliant, so glad I am doing the course and here at TR.”


Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy

This is a new course, with feedback pending but comments have been overwhelmingly positive:

“Loving the course; it’s the right balance for me in terms of content, delivery methods and work involved between weekends including reading.”

“Wide range of content covered and fantastic range of experts giving lectures."

“Good overview of working with couples from the Tavistock model; valuable for me as an integrative therapist.”

 “The small group allowed space for thinking in a deeper, meaningful way…"

“Great learning and also a safe place to find and explore my own style.”


*Source: student end-of-year evaluation forms