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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

Mon 23rd Jan 2017 ~ Evening attendance: 10 x Monday 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]  

SPTI Certificate - Foundation Access Course

Mondays (12 training days) Monday 9th Jan 2017

SPTI continues to offer its popular Foundation Access Course which is a natural progression for those who have completed the ABC qualification, before embarking on the BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy. This course is also suited to applicants who are considering applying for either of our MSc aprogrammes and want a more in-depth introduction to the different modalities within counselling and psychotherapy. It is also open to those wishing to update skills and knowledge for use in their place of work. The tuition fee cost is 673. In addition to the training programme, applicants have the opportunity to 'add on' the optional academic component (87) and complete two essays for assessment and feedback.

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.

'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 high demand, we are looking at dates in the 2017 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]


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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: Tuesday, 18 October 2016