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) and preparing students for accreditation with COSRT (a UKCP member organization), or AHPP.
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.
This course does set some entry requirements. LDPRT endorses a one-year part-time foundation course, commencing each January:
Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy Skills and Theories
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.
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.
Interviews for 2016 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
LDPRT is an organisational member of the EAC
LDPRT is delighted to announce its association with The BeeLeaf Institute for graduates who wish to undertake a research methods dissertation module for possible progression to UKCP registration
Counselling Foundation Certificate Course
- January 2015 -
Regent's University Campus
“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