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 the President.

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 MA/psychotherapy programme is accredited by UKCP and our Postgraduate Diploma is accredited by BACP.

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Teens and Toddlers

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Teens and Toddlers is our sister charity. The Trust provides a home and office space for Teens and Toddlers and we also share some administrative functions. We’re proud to also offer their staff free training in psychosynthesis to support the wonderful work that they do.

Teens and Toddlers runs an innovative 18-week toddler mentoring programme that gives young people vital interpersonal skills to address underlying issues that can lead to becoming disengaged – such as low self-esteem, low educational attainment and lack of positive role models (critical to prevent young people from becoming NEET – Not in Education, Employment or Training - and having children at an early age).

The programme is underpinned by psychosynthesis and positive psychological approaches, which focus on bringing out the unique potential of young people, rather than seeing them as a ‘problem’. Young people are empowered with life skills, work experience and a deeper understanding of who they are.

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The Professional Development Foundation

www.pdf.net The Psychosynthesis and Education Trust have developed programmes which are accredited by BACP and UKCP.

The Professional Development Foundation (PDF) has developed, and delivers and assesses programmes in professional development which are awarded by and quality assured by a university.

Our professional training courses are run in collaboration with the Professional Development Foundation and follow their pathways which lead to university awards. Students studying via this route may study the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Development (Psychosynthesis Counselling) and MA in Professional Development (Psychotherapy) programmes awarded by Middlesex University.

WYSE International

WYSE International

www.wyse-ngo.org WYSE is an international charity providing education and training to emerging leaders, supporting them to make the world a better place. Created in 1988, WYSE has worked with thousands of young people from over 110 countries. WYSE was founded my Marilyn Feldberg and is based on the inspiration and underpinning principles of Psychosynthesis. WYSE Elders aims to help people connect with their inspiration and vision and integrate this with the wisdom of being older. The Elders Programme is for men and women who would like to use their life experience, wisdom and knowledge to make a positive contribution to our world. They address body, mind, emotions, and spirit through experiential workshops, drawn from a combination of psychosynthesis, creative arts and spiritual practices.

Findhorn Foundation

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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Sundial House

www.creativegroupmeditation.org The Sundial House Group and the International Group for Creative Meditation is a non-political, non-religious and not-for-profit group. The Group for Creative Meditation began in the early 1950’s and was started by our founder Dr. Roberto Assagioli.

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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 eight Trustees:
  • Diana Whitmore (Co-Chair)
  • Helen Sieroda (Co-Chair)
  • Andrew McDowell
  • Penny Terndrup
  • Chris Nichols
  • Helen Chambers
  • Ian Baker

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