After completing their MA, students move into the practitioner stage of the Psychotherapy Programme. You’ll concentrate on the development of your practice with individuals and groups as well as preparing qualifying work for final assessment, which leads to professional registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Who takes this course?

This is the fifth and final course for students on our Psychotherapy Programme – you’d join after completing your MA (Year 4) to work towards professional UKCP registration.

At the Gestalt Centre we value equity and inclusion and welcome diversity and difference in all backgrounds, identities, cultures and voices. It is integral to who we are and how we work. If you have any accessibility requirements for this course, please get in touch for a confidential discussion about how we might be able to help.

Course outline

The peer group (from preceding courses) functions as a clinical seminar, with the material generated by the students’ clinical practice and interest. It includes supervision of individual and group practice and study, discussion and debate of issues arising from, and pertinent to practice, with emphasis on the integration of difference, diversity, exclusion and inclusion issues in the work. Students are encouraged to read widely in the psychotherapeutic literature, to inform and clarify the themes and challenges emerging from their practice and their development as psychotherapists.

Leads to

On completion of this stage of the Programme, you’ll receive Psychotherapy Practitioner Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (awarded by The Gestalt Centre) and professional registration with UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).

Our graduates go on to work as psychotherapists in a variety of settings: the public sector, NHS primary care trusts and education services; the private sector, including private mental health care or voluntary agencies. Others often develop their own private practice, working with both individuals and groups.

  • Course structure

    There are 10 study blocks of 2, 2.5 or 3 days spread over the academic year


    • 4-day large group event
    • 3 tutorials
    • weekly personal therapy
    • weekly individual supervision


  • Assessments

    There are two pieces of work for final assessment:

    Module 5.1

    An individual case study including two audio recordings of sessions with your chosen client and accompanying written work of 6000-8000 words

    Module 5.2

    A Group Case Study including setting up and running a group over ten weeks that is observed by an assessor for two sessions. A case study of 5000-7000 words is submitted on completion of the group along with the assessor’s evaluation. Designated staff are available to support and guide you during the preparation of these pieces of final work.

  • Entry requirements

    Typically, successful completion of Year 4 of our Psychotherapy Programme: MA in Gestalt Therapy

  • Fees

    Termly – £1,680 x 3

    Monthly standing order – £420.  x 12

    Total Annual Fee – £5,040

    Discounted annual fee when paid in full by a single payment – £4,840



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