SPTI Diploma Clinical Supervision

Training for those wishing to become clinical supervisors: as professionals in counselling/ psychotherapy/the helping professions – in the voluntary, public or private sectors. The programme examines the various different models of supervision and explores all aspects of the supervisory relationship. This is an SPTI certificated course.


Current Vacancies at SPTI

Tutors and research supervisors/tutors: MSc Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy

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Introductory Courses

ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

Fasttrack Intake ~ course full and waiting list in operation.

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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.

A selection of extracts collated from recent ABC External examiner feedback is available via the link below:


SPTI Certificate: Foundation Access Certificate

Attendance: 12 x Monday Daytimes (9.30am to 3.00pm)


Click here for the Foundation Application Form       Next intake November 2021

This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto clinical courses here at SPTI. Applications are also welcomed from individuals wishing to expand on their counselling skills for use in employment.

Continuing Professional Development Programme at SPTI:


SPTI Diploma: An Integrative Approach to Couples Therapy

8 two-day workshops: This course has been postponed to June 2021.

Places are available. This CPD training will explore working therapeutically with couples incorporating a variety of different therapeutic approaches within the couples framework. Course Leader: Deborah Blagden Click here for more details


Institute of Pastoral Counselling & Supervision

Professional Certificate in Pastoral Supervision

CPD Course – Click here for more details including up and coming taster days

Please note: This course is now FULL and we are operating a waiting list.

Next intake will be October 2021.


Clinical Training Programmes:

Autumn 2021 Recruitment – applications now welcome

 These courses lead to dual qualifications in psychotherapy and counselling (academic and clinical)

MSc Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy (UKCP) 

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The MSc programmes are awarded by Staffordshire University and accredited by UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).  Successful completion of the four year programme leads to a MSc Postgraduate Degree with Staffordshire University and UKCP registration, with graduates eligible to apply for UKCP registration upon successful completion of the required clinical hours.


BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) 

The BSc programme is awarded by Staffordshire University and accredited by BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). Successful completion of the three year programme leads to a BSc (Hons) Degree with Staffordshire University and BACP membership, with graduates eligible to apply for BACP accreditation upon successful completion of the required clinical hours.


We’re now #OfSRegistered. This means we meet the @officestudents requirements for course quality, academic standards, student support, student protection and more. For more information please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk/the-register
BSc students are able to access student support and apply for Undergraduate Student Loans and Disabled Student Allowance via the Student Loans Company (SLC). https://www.gov.uk/student-finance
MSc students (year 2 onwards) are able to access student support and apply for a Postgraduate Masters Loan. Disabled Student Allowance is available for all 4 years of training via the Student Loans Company (SLC) https://www.gov.uk/masters-loan  
*Please note that loans are subject to eligibility criteria – see the relevant .gov pages for more information


The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Our latest  report is available in full at: www.qaa.ac.uk (click here)