- MA Psychotherapy & Counselling (taught pathway in Integrative Psychotherapy) or a Postgraduate Diploma with the equivalent study of integrative psychotherapy to the MAPC Integrative pathway
- A minimum of 200 client-contact hours in a formal clinical placement
- A minimum of three years (120 sessions) regular individual psychotherapy
Months of entry
The Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy (PGCIP) constitutes the final stage of training to become a professionally registered integrative psychotherapist through the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Contemporary integrative psychotherapy is constantly changing, combining many different schools of thought. Built on the belief that no single approach is suitable for every client, it employs a range of different approaches and systems – focusing on building a trusting relationship between the client and the psychotherapist.
It’s accepted that this relationship, rather than a theoretical approach, is the fundamental ingredient in integrative psychotherapy. Therefore, this course places emphasis on experience over theory – and you'll have many opportunities to participate in exercises and personal therapy sessions that give you the opportunity to explore in a safe space.
Working in groups, you’ll learn how to effectively build a relationship – using feedback from your peers and supervisors to enhance and consolidate your clinical practice. Critical reflection will enhance your self-awareness and help you to develop into a well-informed practitioner who’s skilful and ethical in practice, able to work in different settings with a wide variety of clients.
You'll also build upon your current knowledge and understanding of six major schools of psychotherapy:
By exploring these competing, diverse perspectives, you’ll develop your own integrative clinical practice.
You'll graduate a qualified integrative psychotherapist, holding a privileged position which requires humility and discernment. Our training will teach you how to uphold clinical standards of practice and work competently, humanely and ethically with the most vulnerable members of society.
Throughout your training, you’ll be expected to work with at least three adult clients on a minimum basis of once a week and be required to complete a minimum of 100 clinical hours. For UKCP or BACP accreditation, you're required to complete 450 clinical hours in total. The total you accrue will include the hours acquired during previous training.
You will also be expected to participate in weekly personal psychotherapy sessions with a UKCP-registered therapist.
Information for international students
*Please note as this is a part-time programme, we are not able to sponsor students for a Student visa.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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