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ABC & FAC Information Evening - SPTI Introductory courses on Monday 13th November 2017 - 6.30pm

Interested in learning more about the ABC and FAC programmes? Then book onto the next information evening to meet with the programme leaders: click here for a booking form

Foundation Access Course

  1st Intake: Mon 6th    Nov 2017 - Places available 

2nd Intake: Mon 22nd Jan 2018 - Will open for applications soon

SPTI logoFollowing on from the continued high demand for places on our SPTI Foundation Access Course, we have brought forward the first course intake start to 6th November 2017 to enable students who wish to apply for either our BSc or MSc courses to do so as early as possible. The Foundation Access course is a more in-depth training programme delivered over 12 training days. It is designed to equip students without level 3 or equivalent qualifications with the necessary knowledge and skills to progress onto our degree. It also meets the needs of individuals with higher level qualifications who want the opportunity to study on an initial training course covering several modalities available within psychotherapy prior to applying for either our UKCP MSc in Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy or our UKCP MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. If you are interested in learning more about which introductory course would be most suited to you, you are welcome to join us at our September information evening.


ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts - Places available

ABC centre logoFast-Track (Nottingham): Wednesday 17th January 2018 ~ 5 x Wed (9.30am to 4.30pm)
[Click Here for the Application form] [Click Here for training dates]

 The above 30 hours basic counselling skills training course is particularly suited to applicants who are considering making an application for the BSc programme and require 30 hours of counselling training as part of the BSc entrance requirements.  It is also suited to individuals who wish to enhance their work based skills. The tuition fee cost is 350 and includes the ABC examboard registration and certificate fee.


Information Evening for SPTI Introductory courses Monday 13th Nov 2017 - 6.30pm

To learn more about the ABC and FAC programmes, book onto the click here for a booking form

A selection of extracts collated from recent ABC External examiner feedback is available via the link below:

Currently recruiting for 2018 entry

We are recruiting to the following programmes for 2018-19. The  courses lead to dual qualifications in psychotherapy and counselling (academic and clinical) and as spaces are limited, early applications are advised.

UKCP logoStaffs Uni Logo RedMSc Integrative Psychotherapy (UKCP) - recruiting for 2018

MSc Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy (UKCP) - recruiting for 2018

As an alternative provider of Higher Education we have now received specific course designation for 2017-18 for our postgraduate masters courses in Integrative Psychotherapy and Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy. This enables eligible students to apply for postgraduate masters loans. The three year masters component of these programmes are eligible, the one year preparatory first year is not designated to receive student funding.

BACP Course LogoStaffs Uni Logo Red

BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)   - recruiting for 2018

Our 2017 intake is currently full. We are continuing to accept applications for 2018 entry and successful applicants for 2018 also can opt to be added to the waiting list for 2017, should any places become available within our annual intake of 32 students.

Programme Information:

Our MSc programmes are unique in this area, they offer a relational approach to training and they are both validated by Staffordshire University and accredited by UKCP (The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). Hence upon successful completion of the preparatory year and the subsequent three year MSc programme they lead to  a dual qualification – an MSc award with Staffordshire University and UKCP registration.

The BSc programme is validated by Staffordshire University and accredited by BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).  Successful completion of the three year programme leads to a BSc (Hons) Degree with Staffordshire University and BACP membership, with graduates eligible to apply for BACP accreditation upon successful completion of the required clinical hours.

Autumn 2017 Entry    Tuition Fees (pa) BSc 4572     MSc 4392 - Course Training Dates [Click Here]

CPD opportunities: Counselling Young People (CYP)

CYP logo (leaping children)Commencing: 2018 - Date TBC

This highly interactive and experiential workshop focuses primarily on the differences between working with adults and working with young people, helping you make the necessary cognitive and emotional adjustments between working with these two very different client groups.  It is constructed on the very clear evidence-based competences that the BACP have identified, and is designed to complement and extend the training offered in courses aimed at working with adults. [Click here for more information]

Free Information Days...

2018 Undergraduate and Postgraduate events   MSc 9am - 3.30pm   BSc 10am - 3pm

Our free information days are a key component of our enquiry and application process which our prospective applicants find helpful and informative and we actively encourage attendance at one of these days to support their decision making and application. The days offer the opportunity to visit the Institute in person, to meet with key staff including Programme Leaders, Directors and support staff and to find out more about the training programmes, our ethos and approach to training and to view our buildings and facilities. These full day events from 10am to 3.30pm are free of charge and include lunch (15 reservation fee is required to secure a place and is refundable on attendance). Click here for current dates available and booking information

For more information please contact us on:

The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Thiskney House, 2 St James Terrace, Nottingham, NG1 6FW, United Kingdom  Phone: +44 (0)115 844 7904     Email: enquiries@spti.net

QAA Reviewed

QAA Review Graphic thumbnailSPTI submitted an annual return in March 2016 that demonstrates that it is continuing to maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of student learning opportunities and information about learning opportunities.


'Click here to read this institution's latest review report.'

Updated: Tuesday, 17 October 2017