We are accepting applications for our annual two courses commencing January 2025 in-room and September 2025 via Zoom.
Interviews for the 2025 in room course are scheduled in April & May 2024, those for the Zoom course from June 2024. Please note that our courses tend to be popular so early applications are strongly advised.
CPD & Masters' APEL
The course is accredited by several leading professional bodies: COSRT; Middlesex University: NCIP; NCPS; and the EAC.
Masters Degrees: awarded 120 credits at Level 7 by Middlesex University, weighting via the Accreditation of Prior Educational Learning (APEL) process offers flexibility in your choice of where to take a Masters Degree, should you wish to do so.
Alumni & Testimonials
To date, over 900 students have graduated, a large proportion of whom maintain thriving practices, both in the UK & overseas. Most graduates are accredited members of COSRT &/or BACP & some have UKCP registration. Many have gained positions within COSRT & the other accrediting bodies. Several have been kind enough to share their stories...
Our Approach & Accreditation
The LDPRT is underpinned by an integrative model, reflecting ongoing developments and research in contemporary lifestyles, sexualities and relationships.
Our two-year part time, modular training programme is approved by and leads to accreditation with the College for Sexual & Relationship Therapy, Middlesex University, the National Council for Integrative Psychotherapists and the National Counselling Society and provides a potential pathway into the Accredited Register of the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). Graduates may apply for registration or accreditation with these bodies having completed the London Diploma.
As of February 2023, the LDPRT is delighted to announce that is has been re accredited with COSRT for another 5 years.
The assessor, who described the LDPRT as "prestigious training which continues to attract global students", commented in her report:
This is a long established and well-run course with a very experienced faculty. The care and commitment shown by the staff is impressive as is the ongoing development by the directors who work hard to increase the scope of their training.
And also that:
Students appreciated the richness and diversity of the group and the way that the course leaders emphasised that whatever their backgrounds and/or prior experience there was a level playing field on the training.
COSRT state that 'Courses given accreditation from 2023 onwards are given a COSRT ‘level’. This is assigned by COSRT and indicates, based on information provided by course providers, the progression in terms of knowledge, skills and understanding achieved by graduates. As levels advance from 5 to 7, courses are expected to equip students with increasingly advanced knowledge and the ability to apply that in a sophisticated way in professional contexts.'
2023 onwards, preparing the future
Having been independently assessed as the "leading training provider" in the field and having supported a wide range of expressions of human sexuality over 3 decades now, we continue to challenge a "one size fits all" approach to working with relationships, and welcome all student population groups - worldwide - into our programme. Our faculty couldn't be more diverse and are only matched by our student body representing to date 40 different cultural identities. We challenge the divide between 'mainstream' and erotically marginalised population groups and aim to serve all and hence subscribe to an expansive view of GSRD.
From 2023 onwards we have added a range of visiting tutors to our faculty each bringing their own expertise to our curriculum; these are available mid week via remote-access outside of our usual teaching times.