Course Fees (p.a.)



 Sep 2017 -

Aug 2018



ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
(30 hour course) Fees are valid until 31st August each year and include the ABC exam body registration fee


SPTI Foundation Access Course
(12 Training Days)


BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy**


MSc in Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy**years 2-4


MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy**years 2-4


SPTI Diploma in Clinical Supervision

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

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) Assessment Fee



*An additional fee of 87 will be charged for the optional academic component (additional tutorial times and 2 x marked essays)
** Validated by Staffordshire University

The above fees are valid for the full academic year (1st September to the following 31st August) except where indicated. Once students have commenced training, the base fee should be expected to increase by approximately 5% at the beginning of each new academic year. All prices may be subject to change although we endeavor to maintain prices at these levels.

Fees – The fee shown includes the deposit where applicable. The balance is due in full before 20th September 2017 prior to commencement of the course.

Deposits - a non refundable deposit is payable upon acceptance of a place on a course. This is necessary to secure a place on the course and should be paid within 28 days of acceptance of a place and prior to 20th September 2017.

Late applications – in case of applications after 20th September 2017, fees are due in full upon acceptance of a place. If paying by instalments, deposit and first instalment should be paid immediately on acceptance.

Withdrawal - In case of withdrawal prior to 20th September 2017 the deposit will be lost. In case of withdrawal on or after course commencement, students will be liable for the full course fees for that year. Withdrawal must be notified in writing on the relevant SPTI withdrawal form.

Payment by Instalment - We offer an instalment scheme whereby students may spread the balance of payments over the year. Payments for the BSc and MSc programmes are made in six equal instalments, preferably by electronic payments via a standing order, on 20th of September, November, January, March, May and July. An administration charge of 90 will be added to the total cost for this option (not applicable to the ABC Level 2 award in Counselling Concepts).

Associated costs:

  • Trainees undertaking BSc or MSc in counselling/psychotherapy need to be prepared to cover the cost of weekly therapy, costing 30 – 60 per session.
  • From the second year onwards trainees also need to be in regular supervision costing approximately 40 – 60 per session. Diploma in Clinical Supervision Trainees  need to be in Supervision of Supervision (similar costs).
  • MSc students need to be prepared to pay 320 for a 5-day Theoretical Workshop on Aspects of Modern Psychiatry
  • DBS costs - All MSc and BSc students upon acceptance of their place, are required to undertake DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks and register their DBS certificate onto the annual update service. An Enhanced Adult DBS Certificate currently 59*. The GOV DBS update service fee is currently 13* per annum. (*external providers so maybe subject to change).
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Any placement fees