The London Diploma has been running successfully for 11 years in its current format and previously, under a different name, since 1990. Our graduates may be found as sole practitioners in private practice both in the UK and worldwide or as leaders in their own field of expertise, in health authorities and statutory and voluntary organisations. Graduates are members of COSRT, BACP, NCIP and/or are on the Accredited Register (Prof Standards Board); many also have UKCP registration or are aligned to HPC or their BPS chartered status.
We are proud to attract students both in the UK as well as having many students in Europe or further afield, such as UAE, India, Russia and parts of Africa. Our graduates specialise in a variety of fields – these include addictions, forensic issues, disability and trans-cultural issues. Here are some testimonials:Justyna Kulczyk - 2021-2023 graduate:
This course has been a transformative journey that I'm immensely grateful for. The intentional embrace of intersectionality and the respect for neurodiversity have made it both challenging and incredibly rewarding. Navigating the complexities of diverse perspectives has expanded my understanding, fostering a deep appreciation for the beauty found in our differences. This experience goes beyond education—it's a celebration of individuality, a testament to the strength of inclusivity, and a reminder that true growth comes from embracing the richness of human experiences.
Dermot Kelly - Graduate 2023:
Through the two years of the course, I have grown professionally and personally. The teaching team are experts in the field of psychosexual and relationship therapy, which brings both ease and depth to the training experience. As a graduate, I feel confident and equipped to work as a psychosexual and relationship therapist. My confidence has grown, and I sincerely appreciate the teaching team and colleagues on the London Diploma for all the support during the training.
Jim Reynolds - Distinction Graduate:
The LD was a life changing experience for me in both qualifying for a new profession and providing a framework for personal development.
Jennifer Taiwo Robson-Odugbemi - 2021-2023 graduate:
All my life, I have been the small fish in a big pond, but with LDPRT I became a big fish in a big pond. Because I mattered and I was important regardless of my race or gender, - we are all equal and important at LDPRT.
Vashti Hodge - Distinction Student 2021:
The course has taught me so many new things - including things about myself. I have made friends and colleagues for life and they in turn create a support network that I've not got anywhere else. The new skills I have learnt I use in all areas of my therapeutic practice as well as my private life. This course will change your life in a really good way.
Anna Williams - Distinction Graduate 2021:
This course has changed my life and has opened my eyes to new ways of looking at sex and relationships.
Fatemeh Mafi MD FECSM - Course Graduate, 2020:
The London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy means two years of reading, writing, practising and learning from the Best in the field of psychosexual and relationship therapy and sexual health while meeting colleagues and making good friends!
David Cox - Distinction Graduate 2019:
The course has been both challenging and rewarding. With my dyslexia, making the decision to apply for the course was a major hurdle but I have felt very supported by the course directors and tutors. Supervision with one of the course supervisors has meant that I have been able to integrate the learning. I would highly recommend this course. Thank you to all the tutors and students for making it an experience that has been rewarding and growth enhancing.
Lorna de Wolff - Distinction Graduate 2019:
Thanks to the LDPRT I have found the area of work I want to specialise in. I love this work and feel really excited to start this new chapter in my career. Thank you!
Marietta Vafea - Distinction Graduate 2017:
This course is unique. It strikes just the right balance between the range and depth of the material covered and so it equipped us from the first year to work proficiently with a wide range of psychosexual and relationship presentations. In its long-standing tradition, it has also formed close working relationships with high calibre placement providers that open their doors to LDPRT applicants. A further added bonus for me was that it rendered personal development inevitable, while having in place a variety of structures necessary to support it. It really has been quite an experience and I could not have asked for more.
Joanna Benfield - Course Graduate, 2018:
Since completing the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy a few years ago, I have built up a private psychosexual therapy practice in London, covering a wide range of sexual issues from sex addiction to male and female sexual dysfunctions.
I am now the editor of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy's (BACP) Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal. I very much enjoy the mix of writing, editing and seeing clients, and am very grateful for all the opportunities that have opened up to me as a result of undertaking the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. I was also able to use the academic credits gained through the London Diploma towards an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and am now going on to undertake a PhD in the same field.
Miranda Christophers - Course Graduate, 2018:
The London Diploma has provided me with a solid grounding of knowledge though thought provoking lectures, resources, and access to good placements in both the NHS and private sector. The course is well organised with a unique structure, facilitating an accumulation of skills and knowledge to confidently work with clients in a placement during the second year. The course truly enables an all-round practical learning and developmental experience. The course afforded me opportunities for career development and personal growth in this field which are both exciting and stimulating.
Rosalind Simpson - Distinction Graduate 2016:
I was delighted to be able to undertake this interesting and long-established course which consolidated and extended my previous learning. An added bonus was the worldwide network and resource of my student group who came from a wide variety of professions with diverse experiences in the caring professions. These included medics, nurses, clinical psychologists, and psychotherapists.
Thanks to an exciting and engaging course, as a psychosexual trainee, the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy has equipped me the essential skills required to undertake effective work with both individual clients and couples. Being awarded COSRT Student of the Year is fantastic, and would not have been possible without the expertise and support from Judi, Anita and my placement supervisors. Undertaking this course has changed both my career and life direction, and is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Krystal Woodbridge is an accredited member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), and a former trustee of COSRT, she is a member of the BACP and is on the Accredited Voluntary Register. Krystal is a former winner of the national COSRT post-graduate award for her work in the field of psychosexual therapy. Krystal was previously a regular columnist for Coach Magazine and often appears in mainstream media discussing sexual and relationship issues. Krystal is the COSRT Media Representative and manages the COSRT Media Team. Krystal also offers online counselling and Relationship Coaching.
Krystal completed the London Diploma in 2012. She is the Director of two counselling and psychotherapy clinics – Local Counselling Centre Ltd in Letchworth Garden City (North Hertfordshire), and Woodbridge Therapy Ltd in St Albans (South Hertfordshire). Woodbridge Therapy specialises in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. Krystal is a clinical supervisor and offers psychosexual and relationship therapy placement opportunities at Woodbridge Therapy.