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:
Fatemeh Mafi MD FECSM - Course Graduate, 2020:
The London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy means two years of reading, writing, practising and learning from the Best in the field of psychosexual and relationship therapy and sexual health while meeting colleagues and making good friends!
David Cox - Distinction Graduate 2019:
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:
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:
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.
Thanks to an exciting and engaging course, as a psychosexual trainee, the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy has equipped me the essential skills required to undertake effective work with both individual clients and couples. Being awarded COSRT Student of the Year is fantastic, and would not have been possible without the expertise and support from Judi, Anita and my placement supervisors. Undertaking this course has changed both my career and life direction, and is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Krystal Woodbridge is an accredited member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), and a former trustee of COSRT, she is a member of the BACP and is on the Accredited Voluntary Register. Krystal is a former winner of the national COSRT post-graduate award for her work in the field of psychosexual therapy. Krystal was previously a regular columnist for Coach Magazine and often appears in mainstream media discussing sexual and relationship issues. Krystal is the COSRT Media Representative and manages the COSRT Media Team. Krystal also offers online counselling and Relationship Coaching.
Krystal completed the London Diploma in 2012. She is the Director of two counselling and psychotherapy clinics – Local Counselling Centre Ltd in Letchworth Garden City (North Hertfordshire), and Woodbridge Therapy Ltd in St Albans (South Hertfordshire). Woodbridge Therapy specialises in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. Krystal is a clinical supervisor and offers psychosexual and relationship therapy placement opportunities at Woodbridge Therapy.
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.
Silva's professional memberships include: COSRT (Acc.), BACP reg, NCS (Acc.), NCP, BSSM, EMDR Association.
Silva has spoken at various conferences: the 14th Congress of The European Federation of Sexology, the BACP Private Practice Conference. He offers CPD days.
His private practices are in Central London, W1 and EC1.
Those listed below are alumni of the London Diploma in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy. They are our colleagues within the field of psychosexual and relationship therapy. Whilst we cannot be held responsible for the work of these colleagues we are satisfied that they work to a high level of clinical competence and have demonstrated excellence in their chosen field of work.
These areas include but are not restricted to academia, clinical specialisations, the establishment of successful practices and/or departments and other contributions to the field.
Each listing includes contact details, professional memberships, the appropriate web site, geographical area and area of specialisation.
Jacobus Westerbos is COSRT, NCP and AC accredited. A psychosexual therapist, supervisor and trainer. Director of NAOS-institute and tra-noi. Successful private practice in West London and running a number of training programmes, including an advanced diploma in couples psychotherapy. Jaap consults in Spain, UK and Holland.
Juliette is BACP & COSRT accredited and works in West London. She is a psychotherapist, psychosexual & relationship therapist, trauma therapist, EMDR therapist, and soul midwife.
Aoife is an accredited Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist with extensive background in psychiatry. Aoife works with both individuals and couples and the issues they present so that they may become comfortable in their relationship, sexuality and exploring what is meaningful for them. Aoife is LGBTQ+ and KINK Aware and committed to creating a therapeutic environment where people of all backgrounds and gender-identities feel safe and supported.