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Key Information

Date: September 2019
Fee 2018-19: UK & EU Students: £3,800 per year, Non-EU/EAA Students: £4,800
Venue: Tavistock Relationships, 70 Warren Street, London, W1T 5PB
Course code: AT2

>>> Note: We are not currently accepting new applications <<<




How to apply

Apply using the application form below:

 docDownload application form here 

Applications should be sent to:

Course Admissions
Tavistock Relationships
70 Warren Street
London W1T 5PB

Contact T: 020 7380 8288 E:

Closing date for application has passed.

>>> Note: We are not currently accepting new applications <<<

Applicants complete an application form and short listed applicants are invited for an interview: with a senior Tavistock Relationships staff member couple specialist and a UEL research specialist. Offers of places on the programme are made following a selection meeting.




Higher demand for couple therapy combined with a lack of trained therapists means many people in the UK are not getting the support they need. That's why we are looking for people who want to train and work as couple therapists.

A study by Relate found nearly one-in-five (18%) of the population (2.87 million) are in relationships which could be characterised as ‘distressed’.  Yet the coverage of specialist relationship help (trained couple counsellors or psychotherapists) shows that there is only one therapist available for every 21,500 people living in the UK. So what is the answer? For one, we need more certified professionals.