Course Objectives

On successful completion of the Diploma practitioners will have:

• Developed their proficiency to work autonomously and ethically across a range of work settings

• Developed their proficiency to work with individual adult and/or young clients and/or families and/or couples

• Developed their proficiency to work deliberately and reflexively with the therapeutic relationship

• Developed their proficiency to work confidently with understanding of clients' intrapersonal and interpersonal worlds

• Developed their proficiency to work with client difference, diversity and uniqueness by attending to societal, political and philosophical contexts

• Developed their capacity to expand their internal supervisor and the use of self

• Developed their ability to assess/research therapeutic progress and outcomes with clients

• Developed their understanding of practice based research evidence and how it applies to their work

• Developed their ability to integrate different theoretical frameworks in a coherent and client centred way

• Increased their capacity to embrace the joys, hope and challenges of therapeutic practice

• Experienced the interconnectedness of being part of a professional and ethical learning group


The course tutors believe passionately in the models and principles that inform their practice, teaching and their lives and are highly qualified psychotherapists and experienced teachers and group facilitators. The course adheres to the principles laid out in BACP's ethical framework.

Organising Tutor:
Helen Riseborough MA, PGDip, HED,  HDPM, BA, MBACP ( Registered and Snr Accred)