An additional two years of study for Postgraduate Diploma graduates which offers the opportunity for exciting academic research and further clinical practice under regular supervision to achieve psychotherapy status and accreditation with UKCP.

Are you ready to be challenged in your practice and work at greater depth with your clients?

Do you want to contribute some original research to transpersonal psychotherapy?

As a recent graduate said, “The training takes you apart as a counsellor and puts you back together again as a psychotherapist”.

If you love learning and have found your calling to be a psychotherapist then embarking on this depth training will support you in your vocation, as well as continue your personal exploration of transpersonal work.

The Advanced Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy leads to a UKCP accredited Advanced Diploma from the Psychosynthesis Trust and UKCP registration as a Psychotherapist.

The Advanced Psychotherapy training builds upon previous learning to enable graduates to practice to a depth and degree of clinical expertise and theoretical knowledge that is integrated within the wider field of psychology.

The Trust is an accrediting member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a founding member of the European Federation for Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, a Europe-wide organisation and member of the European Association for Psychotherapy.

The aims of the programmme

The aims of the two-year programme are to:
  • Further develop the professional study, academic research and clinical training of graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, through the writing of a dissertation
  • Prepare students to gain full independent professional status, accreditation and registration.

Entry Requirement

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling or equivalent BACP accredited course.

300 hours of clinical practice

80 hours of personal therapy with UKCP registered psychotherapist

Students are expected to be practising counsellors in private supervision


The Advanced Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy is Psychosynthesis Trust awarded and accredited by UKCP.

Leads To

Advanced Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy.
UKCP registration on completion of all requirements.

Programme Structure

    Main themes

    • Psychosynthesis Philosophy and Assessment
    • The Transpersonal Field
    • Trauma, Addiction and Abuse
    • Depth Work & the Unconscious
    • The Therapeutic Relationship & Developmental Models
    • The Spirit of Sexuality
    • The Existential Challenge
    • Psychopathology & Synthesis
    • Research Skills and Methods
  • In the past, the programme consisted in the following modules:

Year 1 of Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (Double Module):

The programme is a double module, with four components:
Depth Psychosynthesis: Cultivating an appreciation and understanding of psychosynthesis psychotherapy as distinct from counselling.
Context Themes: Acquiring an overview of topical themes and concerns essential to the practice of professional psychotherapy.
Clinical/Applied Practice: The enhancement of practical experience through the development and maintenance of a safe, ethical practice, with reflective learning supported through supervision.
Personal Development: The maturing of psychological, emotional and spiritual development appropriate to a well-rounded, versatile, professional psychotherapy practitioner, making use of psychosynthesis as a core model within an integrated theoretical approach. The time commitment for Year 1 is a two or three-day weekend each month, weekly individual therapy, small group supervision, monthly individual supervision and tutorial groups.

Year 2 Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy

The programme is a double module, with three components: (Double Module):
Research Skills: Prepare for the dissertation through the acquisition of research methodology skills.
Dissertation: The researching and writing of a dissertation.
Professional and Personal Development: The continuation of clinical practice under supervision and the commitment to ongoing personal development.
1st year
2nd year
Year 1: Private study, written assignments, 40 individual therapy sessions, 150 clinical or applied setting hours

Year 2: Private study and dissertation research and completion, written assignments, 40 individual therapy sessions, 150 clinical hours
Foundation Year: minimum 30 hours of personal therapy - with either a MBACP/ BACP accredited therapist or a UKCP registered therapist

Post Graduate Diploma: minimum 80 hours across 2 years - with an accredited BACP or registered UKCP therapist

Advanced Diploma: Minimum 160 hours with a UKCP registered therapist (of which 80 hours need to be completed prior to starting the course)

If you are considering training through to Advanced Diploma level we recommend you discuss with your therapist to provide context and support your decision.
This two year course is composed of two parts:
  1. Year 1: 10 weekends in either Block format (longer weekends) or Intermonth format (shorter weekend plus weekday evenings)
  2. Year 2: Approximately one day per month
Dr Angie Fee, Stacey Millichamp, John O'Reilly, Heather Wignall, Keith Silvester, Andrew Shorrock, Sophia Prevezanou, Allan Frater
Duration & Attendance format
Year 1: One year part-time course, 10 weekends in either block format (longer weekends) or intermonth format (shorter weekend plus weekday evenings)

Year 2: One year part-time course, approximately one day per month
Next intake:2021

My learning on the MA has transformed my way of working with my clients

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