Course participants must fulfil the following requirements; only in exceptional circumstances will these be waived:
- to be working with - or intending to work with - psychosexual and relationship issues within their practice or work place.
- to have completed no less than 120 hours of counselling or psychotherapy training or having undertaken an equivalent or similar training within the NHS/social work. This to have encompassed both counselling skills and a variety of counselling or psychotherapy approaches.
- to have undertaken a minimum of 50 hours of personal therapy.
- to have completed a minimum of 50 clinically supervised hours one-to-one face-to-face work with adult clients.
For those who do not yet meet these requirements, the LDPRT endorses the London Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy which runs from January to November on the regent's University campus in Regent's Park, London NW1.