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:
The Foundation course is one element of the required entry qualifications for The London Diploma. Prospective applicants must also have undertaken face to face work with adult clients under clinical supervision (no less than 50 hours), and have had or currently having personal therapy. Applicants to the LDPRT must successfully complete the Foundation.
Those hoping to take the LDPRT after the Foundation will also need to take part in, and be successful in, the LDPRT selection process. This will include a group interview: these interviews will usually be held between February and May each year. Advice about these entry requirements and the application process will be given at the Foundation interview and again early in the Foundation year. Please feel free to contact the course director if you have questions now.