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

Current recruitment:

  • BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy - Early applications are advised for the limitied remaining places
  • MSc Integrative Psychotherapy - a four year part-time UKCP accreditted dual qualification (academic and clinical) - Places available
  • MSc Person-Centred Psychotherapy - a four year part-time UKCP accreditted dual qualification (academic and clinical) - Places available

ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

Fast-Track: June 2017 - 5 x Tuesdays (9.30-4.30pm) [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 336 and includes the ABC qualification. 

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

 Trauma WordleSPTI Diploma in Clinical Applications of Trauma Theory from a Relational / Developmental Context

Commencing: Saturday 7th October 2017

SPTI is delighted to announce its newly created SPTI Diploma focusing on Trauma Theory, delivered by Dr Lorraine Price and Rosemary Langford-Bellaby. This is a contemporary training for professionals to develop knowledge and understanding of the processes of trauma, applying a relational/developmental approach to the therapeutic response. The fundamental aim of the course is to provide practitioners with theoretical and practical exposure to modern views of the field of trauma treatment. This will enable them to become competent exponents and practitioners, deepening their knowledge base philosophically, theoretically and clinically, and from this enabling an integration within their practice. Please note: This course has a limited number of places so early application is recommended to secure a place.  [Click here for course info] [Click here for an application form]


Lorraine Price Book CoverBetter 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'.

‘Lorraine Price has written an important book for all psychotherapists. She describes the need for some clients to regress to an early developmental age while relying on a secure, dependable, healing relationship with the psychotherapist. Price’s review of the literature includes such topics as relational loss, terror, annihilation, psychological withdrawal, cumulative trauma, relational needs, shame, and identity, as well as the effects of acute anxiety and depression.This is a must-read for any psychotherapist interested in doing in-depth psychotherapy.’Dr Richard G. Erskine,Training Director, Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy. 

Please click here more information or click here to buy from Karnac.


Free Information Days...

2017 Undergraduate and Postgraduate events  10am - 3.30pm

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: enquiries@spti.net


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SPTI 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: Friday, 19 May 2017