January 2019


The London Diploma has been running successfully for 11 years in its current format and previously, under a different name, since 1990. Our graduates may be found as sole practitioners in private practice both in the UK and worldwide or as leaders in their own field of expertise, in health authorities and statutory and voluntary organisations. Graduates are members of COSRT, BACP, NCP and/or are on the Accredited Register (Prof Standards Board); many also have UKCP registration or are aligned to HPC or their BPS chartered status.

We are proud to attract students both in the UK as well as having many students in Europe or further afield, such as UAE, India, Russia and parts of Africa. Our graduates specialise in a variety of fields – these include addictions, forensic issues, disability and trans-cultural issues. Here are some testimonials:

David Cox - Distinction Graduate 2019:

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The course has been both challenging and rewarding. With my dyslexia, making the decision to apply for the course was a major hurdle but I have felt very supported by the course directors and tutors. Supervision with one of the course supervisors has meant that I have been able to integrate the learning. I would highly recommend this course. Thank you to all the tutors and students for making it an experience that has been rewarding and growth enhancing.

Lorna de Wolff - Distinction Graduate 2019:

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Thanks to the LDPRT I have found the area of work I want to specialise in. I love this work and feel really excited to start this new chapter in my career. Thank you!

Marietta Vafea - Distinction Graduate 2017:

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This course is unique. It strikes just the right balance between the range and depth of the material covered and so it equipped us from the first year to work proficiently with a wide range of psychosexual and relationship presentations. In its long-standing tradition, it has also formed close working relationships with high calibre placement providers that open their doors to LDPRT applicants. A further added bonus for me was that it rendered personal development inevitable, while having in place a variety of structures necessary to support it. It really has been quite an experience and I could not have asked for more.


Joanna Benfield - Course Graduate, 2018:

Since completing the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy a few years ago, I have built up a private psychosexual therapy practice in London, covering a wide range of sexual issues from sex addiction to male and female sexual dysfunctions.

I am now the editor of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy's (BACP) Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal. I very much enjoy the mix of writing, editing and seeing clients, and am very grateful for all the opportunities that have opened up to me as a result of undertaking the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. I was also able to use the academic credits gained through the London Diploma towards an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and am now going on to undertake a PhD in the same field.


Miranda Christophers - Course Graduate, 2018:

The London Diploma has provided me with a solid grounding of knowledge though thought provoking lectures, resources, and access to good placements in both the NHS and private sector. The course is well organised with a unique structure, facilitating an accumulation of skills and knowledge to confidently work with clients in a placement during the second year. The course truly enables an all-round practical learning and developmental experience. The course afforded me opportunities for career development and personal growth in this field which are both exciting and stimulating.

Rosalind Simpson - Distinction Graduate 2016:

I was delighted to be able to undertake this interesting and long-established course which consolidated and extended my previous learning. An added bonus was the worldwide network and resource of my student group who came from a wide variety of professions with diverse experiences in the caring professions. These included medics, nurses, clinical psychologists, and psychotherapists.


Silva Neves:

The LDPRT equipped me to work both in the NHS setting as well as privately. During my training, I was able to work at one of the best and largest NHS clinics in the country and in a private specialist addiction clinic. I am French and can offer therapy in either French or English.

Since qualifying in 2014, I have continued working in the private clinic as a clinical associate, and I further developed my private practice. As a specialist in psychosexual and relationship therapy, it didn't take me long to fill my practice and continue to thrive. I work in Central London as well as Berkshire.

    Within my practice I now primarily work in three main areas:
  • Heterosexual and gay couples and individuals with sexual and relationship problems.
  • Adult Survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
  • Sex addiction.

I love my work and I feel grateful for the teaching of the LDPRT faculty.