Unless exceptional criteria are in place all applicants must demonstrate the following:
- no less than 120 hours counselling or psychotherapy training or equivalent (such as social work, clergy, medicine, as long as they include counselling skills and theories).
- 50 hours of personal therapy at entry point or concurrent with training.
- 50 hours of practice with adults under supervision; this may be in-person or via an electronic platform.
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 at Richbell Place, London WC1. You may like to consult our chart illustrating several pathways to qualification as an accredited psychosexual and relationship therapist.
Those hoping to take the LDPRT after a foundation course will need to take part in, and be successful in, the LDPRT selection process.
This will include a group interview held between February and May each year.
Advice about these entry requirements and the application process will be given at the in house Foundation interview and again early in the Foundation year by one of the course directors.
Please feel free to contact the course directors if you have questions now.
Those who have not undertaken the London Foundation Course but who fulfil the entry requirements may contact the course directors for further information prior to making an application.