Course Fees


Course fees include the deposit where applicable. For degree programmes, the balance is due in full before 20th September prior to commencement of the course.


A non-refundable deposit is payable upon acceptance of a place on a course. This is necessary to secure a place on the course and should be paid within 28 days of acceptance of a place and prior to 20th September (not applicable to the Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts).

Late applications

In case of applications after 20th September fees are due in full upon acceptance of a place. If paying by instalments, deposit and first instalment should be paid immediately on acceptance.


In case of withdrawal prior to 20th September pa, the deposit will be lost. In case of withdrawal on or after course commencement, students will be liable for the full course fees for that year. Withdrawal must be notified in writing on the relevant SPTI withdrawal form.

Payment by Instalment

We offer an instalment scheme whereby students may spread the balance of payments over the year. Payments for the BSc and MSc programmes are made in ten equal instalments, preferably by electronic payments via a standing order, on 20th of each month from 20th September to 20th June. An administration charge of £90 will be added to the total cost for this option (Instalment are not applicable to the Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts which is paid in full).

Associated costs:

  • Trainees undertaking BSc or MSc in counselling/psychotherapy need to be prepared to cover the cost of weekly therapy, costing £30 – £60 per session.
  • From the second year onwards, trainees also need to be in regular supervision costing approximately £40 – £65 per session. Diploma Clinical Supervision Trainees need to be in Supervision of Supervision (similar costs).
  • DBS costs – All MSc and BSc students upon acceptance of their place, are required to undertake DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks and register their DBS certificate onto the annual update service. An Enhanced Adult DBS Certificate currently £57*. The GOV DBS update service fee is currently £13* per annum. (*external providers so maybe subject to change).
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Any placement fees


Student Bursary

The Student Bursary is in the form of reduced training fees up to a maximum of 10% for those on our BSc or MSc training either experiencing financial difficulty, low income, or managing a disability or long term condition. All bursaries are assessed and awarded at the discretion of SPTI. Please see the application form below for further guidance.

Download the Bursary application here: SPTI Bursary Application Form 2024-25

The SPTI LGBTQ+ and/or people of colour bursary

The SPTI LGBTQ+ and/or people of colour bursary has been created to encourage applications to study from marginalised groups who have been underrepresented in counselling and psychotherapy training. We are working towards reducing gaps in equality of opportunity caused by social, cultural or economic disadvantage. Bursaries worth £1,000 may be awarded across all our degree and masters programmes each year (in the form of reduced training fees). To be considered for the bursary, applicants must be first year degree or masters students who are self-funding and who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or are a person of colour.

Download the SPTI LGBTQ+ and/or people of colour Bursary application here: SPTI LGBTQ+ and/or people of colour Bursary Application Form.