The Sherwood Institute

The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute was founded in 1987 and moved to its present location at Thiskney House in 1992. In 1997 we also extended to a second building at Park Row, a few yards away.

We are situated next to Nottingham Castle (of Robin Hood fame) in the heart of the City of Nottingham, a highly popular, cosmopolitan centre for social and cultural activity, surrounded by the superb countryside of the Peak District National Park. Being right in the centre of England, with good access to major road, rail and air networks, we are easily accessible from all parts of the UK and further afield.

We are one of the largest training organisations of its kind in the UK, having expanded every year since we began, with at present over 250 students. We are still small enough to retain a personal, caring atmosphere in which students, programme leaders and the staff of our small administrative office are familiar figures to each other. Yet we have the advantages of being a successful organisation with validation from a major university, extensive connections with the wider field of psychotherapy and counselling, and an international reputation. This all helps our graduates to enhance their professional standing.

Our students come from from all areas of the UK as well as the EU, and our visiting tutors have come from all over the world.

Graduates from our courses have used their training in a vast number of public and private sector areas related to counselling and psychotherapy, have written books and articles, have founded their own institutes or initiated courses, have brought increased awareness to the upbringing of their children, or have used their learning to enhance the lives of themselves, their loved ones and their communities.

We base all our programmes on well-researched methods of counselling and psychotherapy, and they evolve in response to the latest research.

Facilities at The Sherwood Institute

We have 3 large training rooms; a library; a resources room with journals and computers, collected articles, dissertations from previous students and photocopying / scanning facilities. Trainees often choose to relax in one of the many nearby coffee houses and eating places at break-times. Both Institute buildings also have student common rooms for students to meet, with fresh filtered water and hot drinks-making facilities. Thiskney House also has an enclosed landscaped garden for break times during pleasant weather.