October 2019

The London Diploma provides a first class, nationally accredited training, drawing on the contributions of each student. We are underpinned by an integrative model, reflecting current developments in contemporary lifestyles, sexuality and relationships.

This two-year, vocational, part time, modular training programme, approved by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), accredited by Middlesex University and NCP and NCS provides a potential pathway into the Accredited Register (AR). Graduates may apply for accreditation with COSRT, NCP, BACP or NCS after successful completion and when they have fulfilled all requirements of these professional bodies.

The course ran from The Whittington Hospital, London from 1990 until 2005 and has since taken its current form.

The aim of the programme is to provide education, training and an experiential learning environment which develops, supports and inspires practitioners to work with couples and individuals with a diverse and complex range of presentations.

The programme 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.

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 which has a dedicated psychosexual and relationship module within the curriculum.

    In line with COSRT's core curriculum students will gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of:
  • psychosexual development
  • the anatomy and physiology of the sexual relationship and sexual dysfunction, inclusive of organic and non organic issues
  • relational issues and stages of development within a couples lifespan
  • dealing with conflict

Included in the course curriculum are clinical assessments, treatment strategies and tools working with diversity, Imago, Gestalt, cognitive behavioural therapy , transactional analysis, transpersonal approaches, survivors and perpetrators of sexual abuse, cybersex, the environmental and cultural impact on sex and couples, underlining philosophies and frameworks of integration.

The senior faculty includes practitioners representing a wide range of disciplines, and cultural and sexual identities.

Normally, upon successful completion of the course, graduates acquire additional clinical hours to achieve accreditation as psychosexual and relationship therapists. We have prepared a chart illustrating several pathways to qualification as an accredited psychosexual therapist.

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.

The 2020 course is now full and a reserve list is being held. Applications are still being accepted on this basis.

Applications for 2021 can be made from January 2020.
Please contact us if you have any questions.

It is recommended that you download and familiarize yourself with the course brochure so that you gain a fuller picture of the course.


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.

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