This programme trains students to become counsellors with full independent status, accreditation, and registration. Students will be trained within a psychospiritual context. You do not need to be a graduate to enter the programme - you do need appropriate life experience and understanding.


The educational philosophy of the professional training is based upon an holistic approach which:

  • blends affective and cognitive learning, integrating personal experience with a theoretical understanding of psychosynthesis models and principles
  • supports the development of self-actualised individuals and effective professionals
  • recognises and appreciates the interdependence of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual growth
  • enhances awareness of the unity of apparent polarities in society, and of the creative role individuals can play within it
  • takes a pragmatic approach to learning.
The inner process and development of the student plays a central role, interfaced with the course material. Training consists of an in-depth study of psychosynthesis as a model of the human being and its place within individual, interpersonal, social and global contexts. The programme builds on the Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations, using the same methods at a deeper level.

The aims of the programmme

The aims of the two-year programme are to:
  • Deepen students' understanding of psychosynthesis as a core model of theory and practice;
  • Train reflective psychosynthesis counselling practitioners who work at a high level of competency;
  • Prepare students to gain full independent professional status, accreditation and registration and for further study.

Entry Requirement

Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations or equivalent psychosynthesis-based training.

Accreditation

A certificate of study will be awarded upon the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Development - Psychosynthesis Counselling. Participants are welcome to apply for further studies in the Master of Arts Programme.

University Award

Our professional training courses are run in collaboration with the Professional Development Foundation and follow their pathways which lead to university awards.

Postgraduate Diploma: 120 credits at M level

Leads To

Prerequisite for Master of Arts in Professional Development - Psychotherapy

A certificate of study will be awarded upon the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Development - Psychosynthesis Counselling. Participants are welcome to apply for further studies in the Master of Arts Programme.

Programme Structure

The programme is divided into two double modules, with six components per year:

Main topics

  • Integration and Subpersonalities (Stage 2)
  • Childhood and the Unconscious (Stage 2)
  • The Body (Stage 2)
  • Sexuality and Gender (Stage 2)
  • The Ways to Self-Realisation
  • Psychological Disorders and their Assessment
  • Self Realisation and Psychological Disturbances (Stage 2)
  • Will and Change
  • Guided Imagery
  • Principles and Practice of Meditation
  • Family Systems
  • Individual, Group and Society
  • Applications of Psychosynthesis
  • Gestalt
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Trauma and Addiction
  • Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Creativity and Mind
  • Psychosynthesis and Brief Therapy
  • Theories of Human Nature
  • Diversity and Culture
  • Perspectives on Social Change
  • Counselling and Research Methods

Double Module (Over two years)

Component 1
Identity and Self-Formation: Exploration of the way we form our personality and create identity and pathways in the world, viewed through psychosynthesis as a core model, and the ways we recognise and diagnose particular disorders in psychological and emotional development.
Component 2
Transformational Processes: Exploration of the process of change involved in psychospiritual development, as experienced and understood through psychosynthesis models of the self and the properties of the mind.
Component 3
Systemic and Social Psychosynthesis: Expanding psychosynthesis models of identity beyond the individual psyche to an understanding of our place in groups and social systems and our relationship to others.
Component 4
Application of Psychosynthesis: Learning to apply the theories, models, techniques and skills of psychosynthesis to practice situations with other students within an ethical framework.
Component 5
Clinical Practice: Gaining practical experience in developing a safe clinical practice within a placement setting, with reflective learning supported through supervision.
Component 6
Personal and Professional Development: The psychological, emotional and soul journey towards personal and professional confidence, maturity and relational competence, making use of psychosynthesis as a core model.
Component 7
Psychospiritual Pathology: Detailed investigation into psychopathology and trauma as understood within the context of both the lower and higher unconscious and the soul journey.
Component 8
Transformational Processes: Continued exploration of the processes of change involved in personal and global psychospiritual development, as experienced and understood through psychosynthesis models of the self and the properties of the mind.
Component 9
Psychosynthesis in Context: Situating psychosynthesis models and practice within the framework of the multicultural, contemporary, changing society and within the evolution of a diverse yet integrative psychological profession.
Component 10
Application of Psychosynthesis: Continued learning to apply the theories, models, techniques and skills of psychosynthesis to practice situations with other students within an ethical framework.
Component 11
Clinical Practice: The continued gaining of practical experience in developing a safe clinical practice within a placement setting, with reflective learning supported through supervision.
Component 12
Personal and Professional Development: The continued psychological, emotional and soul journey towards personal and professional confidence, maturity and relational competence, making use of psychosynthesis as a core model.
1st year
Fee 4,150

Early Bird Discount: 3,850

+ Uni Registration Fee 690

2nd year
Fee 4,150

Early Bird Discount: 3,850

+ Uni Registration Fee 1,290

Private study, written assignments, including two case studies, 100 individual therapy sessions, 100 clinical placement hours
10 weekends per year in either block format (longer weekends) or intermonth format (shorter weekend plus weekdays evenings)
  • Alannah Tandy-Pilbrow
  • Andrew Shorrock
  • Angie Fee
  • Ania Dyczkowska
  • Brian Graham
  • Cloud Taylor
  • Deena Marcus-Jedamzik
  • Derek Mutti
  • Dermod Moore
  • Diana Whitmore
  • Duncan Lawrence
  • Elisabeth Braun
  • Gerry Millar
  • John O'Reilly
  • Keith Silvester
  • Kim Shiller
  • Massimo Rosselli
  • Michael Ellis
  • Pauline Hancock
  • Pete Connor
  • Peter Afford
  • Piero Ferrucci
  • Siobhan Tinker
  • Sophia Prevezanou
  • Viv Fogel
  • Viv Scott
Duration & Attendance format
Two year part-time course

10 weekends in either Block format (longer weekends) or Intermonth format (shorter weekend plus weekday evenings)
Next intake: February 2017



It really is a profoundly life-changing counselling course


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