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Autumn 2016 Entry    Tuition Fees (pa) BSc 4,356       MSc 4,188

Individual Course Training Dates are available [Here]

ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

Sat 24th Sept 2016 ~ Combined: 3 x Saturdays from 9.30am-4.30pm and 4 x Tuesday evenings 6-9pm

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 336 and includes the ABC qualification.  An selection of extracts collated from recent ABC External examiner feedback is available via the link below: [Click here] for further information and application materials

 ['The standard of work at this Centre is at the very least good and, at best, excellent' Dec 2015]  

ABC & FAC - Info evening - Introductory level courses in Counselling @ SPTI

Open to all - Information Evening - Monday 7th Nov 2016 - 6.30-8.00pm

Thinking about applying for either of our courses (ABC Counselling Concepts 30 hour course or our Foundation Access Course starting in January 2017. Not sure which one to apply for? Then why not come along to our Information evening hosted by Aniss Chung (Programme Leader: ABC) and Ambika Connelly, Programme Leader: FAC). The evening is very informal and is designed to provide you with information about both programmes as well as answering any questions you may have befor making your application. Please click here for more information and to download the booking form.

AWS Workshop

Academic Writing Skills - Workshop - Saturday 17th Sept 2016       

This experiential one day workshop facilitated by Ambika Connelly will actively explore the essential elements of writing an academic essay.  It is designed to be accessible for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is ideal for those students wishing to enhance their academic abilities when embarking upon training or those seeking to refresh/improve existing academic skills. Please click here for more information and to download the booking form.

'Better late than never' - Dr Lorraine Price's exciting new book      

Dr Lorraine Price is a key member of the SPTI academic team, acting as Programme Leader for both the MSc in Integrative Pyschotherapy as well as the SPTI Diploma in Clinical Supervision. Alongside her teaching and private practice, she has recently published her new book 'Better Late than never'. Please click here more information or click here to buy from Karnac.

CPD opportunities @ SPTI

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Counselling Young People: A Humanistic and Integrative Approach to Working with Young People    

NOW FULL - Due to demand, we are looking at dates in the new year to run this popular workshop

This Autumn SPTI will be offering an a new introductory workshop in Counselling Young People in response to recent recommendations from BACP. We are delighted to announce that Cathy Lasher will be joining our academic team to deliver this training. This workshop is a requirement for SPTI BSc students wanting to work with young people, and is also ideal for graduates and MSc students who wish to work in this area.

Further Information including the Booking form are available via the following link [click here]



SPTI in association with IPC (Institute of Pastoral Counselling)

Certificate in Reflective Practice and Pastoral Supervision - CPD Course - Starting Wednesday 19th Oct 2016       

SPTI is excited to announce it's new CPD course offered in association with the Institute of Pastoral Counselling. This programme is targetted at the Clergy, Pastoral Care Team Leaders, Lay Ministers, Pastoral Counsellors, Chaplains and Spiritual Directors to develop understanding and skills in reflective practice in pastoral and ministerial settings. The current emphasis upon Ministerial Development means that the church needs practitioners with supervisory skills to facilitate creative reflection on the priorities and tasks of ministry. Within a widening variety of settings, chaplains have an important role to play in fostering skills of reflective practice – particularly in relation to spiritual care – within multi-disciplinary teams. In addition, spiritual direction is increasingly seen as a life-giving ministry to the whole church and spiritual directors also need opportunities to reflect on their practice and receive supervision for their work. The Certificate in Reflective Practice and Pastoral Supervision has been developed to address this cluster of training needs. It is a substantial course, which draws on both theological and psychological understandings of the mission and ministry of lay and ordained Christians in a variety of settings. Please click here for the full information pack.

Free Information Days...

Undergraduate and Postgraduate events  10am - 3.30pm   (2017 TBC)

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   Fax: +44 (0) 115 924 2738   Email:


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SPTI submitted an annual return in February 2015 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: Wednesday, 14 September 2016