The Psychosynthesis Trust is a mature organisation that has established an excellent training with a committed group of trainers” United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

The Psychosynthesis Trust trains counsellors and psychotherapists and offers personal development courses to people exploring their psychospiritual development. The longest established psychosynthesis centre in the UK, the Trust was founded in 1965 by ‘the father of psychosynthesis’, Roberto Assagioli, together with Sir George Trevelyan, Dr Martin Israel and Geoffrey Leytham. Lady Diana Whitmore led the Trust from 1980 and is now a Trustee.

We’re proud of our heritage and draw on the wisdom of our founders and all those who have contributed to the organisation over the years.

The Trust has a social purpose reflected in our status as a charitable educational trust. We are committed to bringing benefit to the individual and collective through teaching psychosynthesis and supporting ongoing enquiry into psychospiritual development.

The Trust is interested in how psychosynthesis can support people’s development and growth, personally, professionally and in the service of others.

The Trust is a training and accrediting member of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychology Section of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Our programme was one of the earliest to be accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) in 1989.

The Trust is also a member of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) and a founding member of the European Federation of Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (EFPP).

Meet our team

Meet our team of qualified psychosynthesis trainers, trustees and support staff.

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What is Psychosynthesis?

Psychosynthesis has its roots in psychoanalysis.
Before founding psychosynthesis, Dr Roberto Assagioli (1888-1974) was a member of the Freud Society in Zurich in 1910 and together with various other pioneers of the psychoanalytic movement was among the first to bring psychoanalysis to Italy.
Read about Psychosynthesis

Partnerships & Collaborators

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UKCP and BACP

www.psychotherapy.org.uk www.bacp.co.uk The Trust is a training and accrediting member of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychology Section of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Our programme was one of the earliest to be accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) in 1989.

Our Advanced Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy and PGDiploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling are accredited by UKCP and BACP respectively.

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Findhorn Foundation

www.findhorn.org The Findhorn Foundation is a spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic education, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future. Our programme team has strong links with Findhorn, and our president is also on their trustee board. We run our Essentials of Psychosynthesis course as a residential training at Findhorn.

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European Federation for Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy

www.psychosynthesis.net Founded in 1997, EFPP brings together the different psychosynthesis training centres from around Europe, creating a federation of Psychosynthesis schools and a European community of Psychosynthesis practitioners. The Trust is a founding member.




Governance

The Psychosynthesis Trust is a charity (no. 1077365) and a charitable company limited by guarantee (no. 3838253). It currently has six Trustees:
  • Penny Terndrup (Chair)
  • Diana Whitmore
  • Chris Nichols
  • Michael Shaw
  • Glyn Bottrell
  • John Hughes
  • Sue Fox

The Trust Twitter

  • "A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning." - Lillian Gish #thursdaythoughts
  • RT @BlurtAlerts: It can difficult to admit to ourselves, never mind to other people, that we've gone down the wrong path, or made the wrong…
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  • RT @JenMorgan2050: One for your network @ThePTrust!
  • RT @dmookherjee: Really helpful and insightful long read on what makes a difference in psychotherapy > How you attach to people may explain…
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