May 2022

This two-year, vocational, part time, modular, training programme, approved by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), and accredited by Middlesex University, NCP and NCS provides a potential pathway into the Accredited Register (AR).

Graduates may apply for registered membership with COSRT upon having met all the requirements and may progress to accreditation after fulfilling further requirements of the professional bodies.In this way, course alumni may continue to work towards becoming psychosexual and relationship therapists or PRT psychotherapists as well as those who combine PRT with general counselling and psychotherapy. This may involve additional CPD training with organisations such as the NAOS Institute, as well as more supervised practice.

Successful completion of the two year LDPRT, taken together with the one-year Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy ( is in total fulfilment of the requirements for NCS accreditation and for the Accredited Register of the Professional Standards Board (PSA)

The London Diploma (UK) is an in-class, face to face teaching programme. We are delighted, government instructions permitting, to have returned to the teaching venue. Should guidance change, we will align our teaching arrangements to the recommendations of central government and our lead bodies.

The course originally ran from one of London's teaching hospitals, The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, London, from 1990 until 2005 and has since taken its current form. LDPRT focuses on bringing a humanistic-integrative way of working to psychosexual and relationship therapy. Its tutors bring their own professional background in psychotherapy, medicine or related fields, as well as a range of modalities such as Gestalt, CBT, Attachment Theory, Transactional Analysis, Existential and Transpersonal, amongst others. Students are encouraged to find their own unique way of working, within appropriate boundaries and whilst acknowledging the medical, ethical and legal aspects of the work.

LDPRT acknowledges the multi-faceted nature of society; it is designed to support professional practice based on knowledge, integrity, respect, challenge and the life affirming nature of sexuality in all its forms. The LDPRT faculty is comprised of highly experienced, senior practitioners including practitioners representing diverse cultural and sexual identities.

Applicants who do not yet meet the entry requirements of The London Diploma may wish to undertake the LDPRT-endorsed part-time (week-ends)
London Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy (LFCCP)
which has a dedicated psychosexual and relationship module within the curriculum.
LFCCP can act as a conduit to the two-year training.

    In line with COSRT's core curriculum , LDPRT students will gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of:
  • psychosexual development
  • the anatomy and physiology of sexual difficulties, inclusive of organic and non-organic issues
  • relational issues and stages of development within a couple's lifespan
  • dealing with conflict, encompassing different models of relationship,and appreciative models of conflict and differentiation

Also included in the course curriculum are clinical assessments and diagnostic categories , treatment strategies and tools working with diversity : “Imago”, survivors and perpetrators of sexual abuse, cybersex, the environmental and cultural impact on sex and couples, forensic issues, philosophies and frameworks of integration.

More details are available in the 2023-2025 course information sheet.

We maintain strong links with a variety of placement providers throughout the UK.
The course equips participants to work in either the statutory or voluntary sectors, or in private practice.

LDPRT's Developing Curriculum in 2022

LDPRT continues to be the ‘gold standard’, (External Examiner 2020), of the profession and has pioneered since its earliest days, in 1990, wide- ranging expressions of human sexuality. We continue to challenge a one size fits all approach to working with relationships, and welcome all student population groups - worldwide - into our programme. Our faculty couldn't be more diverse and are only matched by our student body representing to date 40 different cultural identities.

For the last three years, we have introduced an annual research day into the curriculum for both current and past students, and added two further days, bringing the total number of teaching days to 38+ days. This research day draws on the work of alumni who have developed their practice and have, on occasion, gone on to successfully complete both Masters and PhD work.

We bring GSRD and cultural awareness into our curriculum, interwoven throughout, as integral to psychosexual and relationship therapy training. From 2021 we are, in addition to our annual research days for current and past students, adding two further days to our timetable bringing the total number of teaching days to 38+ days. These two days are given over to the particular contributions and challenges "trans" and non-binary gender identity may offer, as well as more expansive models for sex and relationships. We will critically examine heteronormativity, hetero, bi and homosexualities and kink.

Due to the high volume of applications we are now no longer accepting applications for January 2023 unless potential students wish to be placed on a reserve list.

We are still accepting applications for the Zoom version of the course which starts in June 2023.

We are still accepting applications for the Zoom version of the course which starts in June 2023.
Interviews for admission to the 2023 Zoom course will take place on June 3rd 2022.


The course brochure is available here

The next face to face intake for which we will be accepting applications starts in January 2024, the application process will open in early 2023.

Please contact course director Judi Keshet-Orr if you have any questions.


Applications are welcome from all those who are suitably qualified, regardless of racial or ethnic origins, nationality, spiritual beliefs or religion, gender, age, social background, or sexual orientation.

The London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy reserves the right to amend, change or rearrange modules, the course design or trainers at its own discretion.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by LDPRT and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties expressed or implied, about the completeness or accuracy with respect to the website information regarding external accrediting bodies who may periodically change their terms, conditions or requirements. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

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