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.
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. 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.
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.