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Autumn 2017 Entry    Tuition Fees (pa) BSc £TBC      MSc £TBC

2016-17 Course Training Dates are available [Here]

ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

Evening attendance: 10 x Monday evenings 6-9pm starting Mon 23rd Jan 2017 (1 final place remaining)
Combined attendance: 2 x Saturdays 9.30-4.30pm & 6 x Tuesday evenings 6-9pm starting Sat 22nd April 2017

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:

 ['The standard of work at this Centre is at the very least good and, at best, excellent' Dec 2015]  

If you would like to find out more about the ABC course, we are hosting an Information Evening on Wednesday 8th March 2017 from 6.30-7.30pm. [Click Here] for more information including the booking form.

SPTI Certificate - Foundation Access Course

Daytime attendance: 12 x Monday from 9.30am to 3pm starting Mon 13th Mar 2017 [Click here for info - Group B]  

Due to the demand for places on our popular SPTI Foundation Access Course, we have introduced a second group intake (Group B) in March to run alongside our usual January Group A intake which is now full. The Foundation Access course is a natural progression for those who have completed the ABC qualification, before embarking on the BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy. It is also suited to applicants who are considering applying for either of our MSc programmes 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.

SPTI Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Weekend attendance: 15 x training days over 5 weekends starting Fri 20th Jan 2017 [Click here for information]  

SPTI is delighted to annouce following a recent review of the Diploma against UKCP criteria for Supervision training content, we have reduced the tuition fee to a very competitive £2220. Our supervision training is designed to build on skills and experience already developed by students prior to attending this course. It emphasises the ability to hold an overview of processes and people such that they can be helped to fulfil their role and task more effectively. The course is taught using both didactic and experiential methods, and emphasises the shared knowledge and experience of all participants.

CPD opportunities @ SPTI

Counselling Young People ImageCounselling Young People: A Humanistic and Integrative Approach to Working with Young People  Feb and March 2017 now available


SPTI will be re-offering our popular introductory workshop in Counselling Young People in response to recent recommendations from BACP and UKCP. Cathy Lasher will continue to deliver this excellent CPD 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]


'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.

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:


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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: Friday, 13 January 2017