Application & APL

We welcome applicants who demonstrate the capacity and commitment to develop the following qualities that will make them suitable for the profession of psychotherapy:

  • a lively and enquiring mind
  • a capacity for critical reflection and self-directed learning
  • an ability to listen and respond with compassion and respect
  • awareness of prejudice and the ability to respond openly to issues of race, gender, age, sexual preference, class, disability, ethnic, spiritual/ religious and cultural difference, and diversity
  • awareness and sensitivity in relation to the political, socio-cultural and religious/spiritual contexts of people’s lives
  • in-depth self-reflection
  • self-awareness and commitment to self-development.

Applicants need to have sufficient emotional competence and the internal resources necessary to engage with the demands of the training and the work of psychotherapy.

Applicants are usually  qualified in one of the helping professions or will be able to show that they have achieved ‘graduate level competence’ and have experience of working with people in a helping capacity.

APL stands for Accreditation of Prior Learning. Our APL process  allows recognition of achievements that we judge to have equivalence to GPTI levels of learning/ experience/ qualification

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