Welcome to the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. In its current form the course has run since 2005. It is offered as a two-year, vocational, part time, modular training programme, approved by the College Of Sexual And Relationship Therapists (COSRT, formerly BASRT), accredited by Middlesex University and NCP and NCS and providing a pathway into the Additional Voluntary Register (AVR). Graduates apply for accrediation with COSRT, NCP, BACP or NCS.
The aim of the programme is to provide education, training and an experiential learning environment which develops, supports and inspires practitioners to work with couples and individuals. The programme acknowledges the diversity and multi-faceted nature of society; it is designed to support professional practice based on integrity, respect, challenge and the life affirming nature of sexuality in all its forms.
Applicants who do not have all the entry requirements to apply to The London Diploma may wish to undertake the LDPRT-endorsed part-time (week-ends) Foundation Course in Counselling Skills & Theories which has a dedicated psychosexual and relationship module within the curriculum.
In line with COSRT's core curriculum students will gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of:
- psychosexual development
- the anatomy and physiology of the sexual relationship and sexual dysfunction,
- relational issues and stages of development within a couples lifespan
Also included in the course are clinical assessment, treatment strategies, working with diversity, the concept of Imago, Gestalt and TA, transpersonal approaches, survivors and perpetrators of sexual abuse, cybersex, the environmental and cultural impact on sex and couples, philosophy and frameworks of integration.
The faculty includes practitioners representing a wide range of disciplines, and cultural and sexual identities.
Normally, upon successful completion of the course graduates acquire additional clinical hours to achieve accreditation as psychosexual and relationship therapists. A chart illustrating the pathway to qualification can be seen on the website of the foundation course which we endorse: Foundation Course in Counselling Skills & Theories: Training Pathways.
The course equips participants to work in either the statutory or voluntary sectors, or in private practice.
The course maintains strong links with a variety of placement providers.
The course is hosted from premises in North London.
The 2015 course is now full.
Applications for the course commencing January 2016 will be welcome from March 2015.
The first round of interviews for the 2016 intake will be on March 27th 2015.
Interviews will take place through to July 2015.
Download the 2015-2016 Course Brochure (pdf file)
Course Application Form (doc file)
Accredited by Middlesex University with 120 credits at postgraduate level 7
Those of our students who successfully complete the two-year LDPRT in addition to the Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy via the NAOS Institute may now apply for accreditation with the National Counselling Society (NCS) and via the NCS may apply to join their Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR)
LDPRT is an organisational member of the EAC
Counselling Foundation Certificate Course
“Studying on the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy has been a fascinating, challenging and deeply rewarding experience. The course directors, Judi and Bernd have a huge amount of practice wisdom and experience, which they share with energy and enthusiasm. Additional contributions from faculty members with particular areas of expertise also help to make the course a wide ranging, thorough and detailed preparation for psychosexual practice. For me, the decision to undertake the diploma has been one of the best of my professional life, and has both enhanced my existing practice and opened up new and exciting possibilities.”
- 2014 Course Graduate