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ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

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Fast-track (Nottingham): Summer 2019 ~ Wednesday 5th June 2019 - Wednesday 10th July 2019 - Five Daytimes (9.30am to 4.30pm)

Click here for the ABC Counselling Concepts Application Form.   

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 examination board registration/certificate fee.

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


IPCS LogoSPTI in association with IPCS (Institute of Pastoral Counselling & Supervision)

Certificate in Reflective Practice and Pastoral Supervision - CPD Course - Starting Wednesday 16th Oct 2019

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BirdcageSPTI Leaf LogoIntroduction to Counselling Survivors of Coercive and Radical Cultic Groups

A two-day workshop With Dr Gillie Jenkinson Sat 11th May 2019 & Sun 12th May 2019   

The aim of this CPD training is to introduce therapists to the field of working with survivors of radical and coercive cultic groups and to explore what helps former members recover.  

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SPTI Leaf LogoWorking towards accreditation and setting up in private practice - Sat 13th April 2019

In response to graduate feedback, we are delighted to announce our latest CPD offering to support recent graduates and indeed graduates from further back who have yet to accredit with their regulatory body, and/or formally set up in private practice. The day is divided into two parts - the morning will offer accreditation workshops. Former Director of Training and BSc Tutor Dr Ruth Layzell will lead the group for BACP accreditation, and Addison Raven, MSc Person-Centred Programme Leader will be hosting the UKCP registration event. The afternoon is focused on the best way forward to set up in private practice with Jo Bailey - a former SPTI graduate with extensive experience in this area.

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Clinical Training Programmes:

We are now processing applications to the following programmes for 2019-20. These courses lead to dual qualifications in psychotherapy and counselling (academic and clinical) and as spaces are limited, early applications are advised. 

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MSc Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy (UKCP)

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Recruiting for 2019

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BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

Recruiting for 2019


The BSc programme is awarded 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.

The MSc programmes are awarded by Staffordshire University and accredited by UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).  Successful completion of the four year programme leads to a MSc Postgraduate Degree with Staffordshire University and UKCP registration, with graduates eligible to apply for UKCP registration upon successful completion of the required clinical hours.

Free Information Days...

2019 Undergraduate and Postgraduate events  MSc 9.30am - 3.30pm   BSc 9.30am - 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 more information including 2019 dates


QAA Reviewed

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The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and we have received our final report, which is available in full at: www.qaa.ac.uk (click here)


An action plan has been developed to take forward the findings of the Higher Education Review.  Please click here to view

Updated: Thursday, 21 March 2019