*Please note as this is a part-time programme, we are not able to sponsor students for a Student visa.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy (PGCIP) constitutes the final stage of training to become a professionally registered integrative psychotherapist through the Humanistic and Integrative College of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Integrative psychotherapy is based on the belief that there is no single or universal approach to therapeutic practice. Rather, an effective clinical practice incorporates a range of different approaches that focus on building a trusting therapeutic relationship between the client and the psychotherapist. It is understood that only through this integrated approach can both the client and the psychotherapist begin their transformative journey together.
The PGCIP explores a range of diverse perspectives to enable you to develop your own integrative clinical practice. Throughout your training, you’ll be encouraged to incorporate and embody these theoretical approaches in your personal life as well as your clinical practice.
It is commonly accepted that the therapeutic relationship, rather than a theoretical approach, is the active ingredient in integrative psychotherapy. The PGCIP therefore espouses a reflexive approach that places emphasis on experience over theory. Experiential exercises and personal therapy sessions will give you the opportunity to explore yourself in a safe space. This critical reflection will enhance your self-awareness and help you develop into an ethical practitioner who is able to work in different settings with a wide variety of clients.
Throughout your training, you’ll be expected to work with at least three adult clients on a minimum basis of once a week. For the award of PGCIP, you are required to complete a minimum of 100 clinical hours during the taught element of the programme. For UKCP accreditation, you are required to complete 450 clinical hours in total. The total you accrue will include the hours acquired during previous training.
You will also be expected to participate in weekly personal psychotherapy sessions with a UKCP-registered therapist.
As a qualified integrative psychotherapist, you will hold a privileged position which requires humility and discernment. Our training will teach you how to uphold clinical standards of practice and work competently, humanely and ethically with the most vulnerable members of society.
Upon successful completion of the PGCIP, you will be eligible for professional registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) through the Humanistic and Integrative College.
The School is an accrediting organisation within the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The PGCIP is the final stage of training leading to UKCP registration. Membership requires the completion of a minimum of 450 hours of supervised clinical practice, which must also be supervised by a training supervisor of the School.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accreditation
At the end of the course, you may have accrued enough training hours to apply for individual accreditation with BACP. Please note that BACP also requires candidates to show evidence of 450 hours of supervised clinical practice. Application to BACP can only be done by the individual and the School is unable to play a role in this process.