south manchester centre for psychotherapy
Next dates for the introductory course: 5th June / 11th July 2014 at smcp
11.30am – 6pm on Day One and 2pm - 8pm Day Two
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smcp has been delivering fully accredited psychotherapy training since 1997 and is a United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis Registered Training Establishment, delivering, flexible, weekend training that leads to qualified membership with The United kingdom Council for Psychotherapy UKCP - the leading professional body for psychotherapy registration within the UK and The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP.
Entry is at any time of the year and training can be achieved alongside full time employment.
United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) is a member organization of The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy - UKCP. UKATA is the largest member organization of The Humanistic and Integrative College of UKCP.
Presently there are two parallel, weekend, part-time training groups. smcp has a training structure that provides options - missed training days can be made up within the same training year - this flexibility of approach received an 'excellent' by 100% of students in their end of year feedback.
You can join at any point during the training year September 2014 - July 2015, or at any point over the four year programme. This is dependent on the availability of places.
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Details of the accredited part time Psychotherapy/Counslling Training Programme
What's on offer
Accreditation and Time Frame
Diploma Award - leads to BACP registration
Certified Transactional Analyst award - leads to UKCP registration
How to Proceed
Fully Accredited Part Time - Weekend Psychotherapy Training
Transactional Analysis is a theory of personality and interpersonal behaviour, and a method of psychotherapy.
You may want to consider training if you are:
What we offer
At smcp we offer part time, flexible, weekend, fully accredited training in psychotherapy and counselling. Introductory courses are available throughout the year and you may join one of the main training groups at any point during the year - dependent on place availability.
Accreditation and Time frame
Training to become a UKCP or BACP registered psychotherapist: Participation in the four year part-time training programme is flexible - hours do not need to be accumulated within consecutive years.
To achieve the Diploma Award students must fulfil the following criteria over a minimum of three years:
450 hours of Theory training
450 hours of practical experience (working as a primary counsellor) over a min of 3 years
50 hours in a supervised placement (included within the 450 hours above)
150 hours of supervision - at least 1.5 hours per month(once practising)
80 personal psychotherapy hours
4 x 2,000 word essays over 4 years
Written case study presentation
Certified Transactional Analyst
To achieve the qualification of Certified Transactional Analyst, students must fulfil the following criteria over a minimum of four years:
600 hours of Theory training
750 hours of practical experience (working as a student psychotherapist)
50 hours in a supervised placement (included within the 750 hours above)
150 hours of supervision (once practising)
160 personal psychotherapy hours
4 x 3,000 word essays
Written case study presentation
Students can potentially begin practising after a minimum of one year. You can take as many years as you want to become fully qualified as a Psychotherapist or Counsellor - minimum number of years is three.
Personal Development: You might want to attend for your own learning, development and enjoyment for as few or as many years as you wish.
The programme is structured as four modules over four years. smcp offers two identical training options:
Group A: 15 weekend days per year beginning September 2014
Group B: 15 days - 11 weekend days and 4 Fridays beginning September 2014
Costs September 2014 - July 2015:
Year 1: £1,420 - £100 dep then 12 x £110 payable - Aug 2014 to Jul 2015
Year 2: £1,460 - £80 dep then 12 x £115 payable - Aug 2014 to Jul 2015
Year 3/4: £1,520 - £80 dep then 12 x £120 payable - Aug 2014 to Jul 2015
Organisations: £1550 – for full or part funded places. Monthly payments are by SO or other payment options can be negotiated. Concessionary Rates are available.
smcp has excellent administrative procedures and enquiries will be responded to promptly
You may pay by:
1. Standing Order - 12 monthly payments from August - July,
2. BACS transfer - you may pay by instalments from August - July or make agreed payments over a 12 month period or in one payment.
3. Paypal (includes a charge made by paypal of about 3% - access the button at the bottom of this page) - please email for full details re payment.
If you would like further information or would like to meet at smcp prior to applying then please contact smcp on email.
How to Proceed
Download the smcp 2014 - 15 Application form
Please make your application electronically. If you would like the application form in word format please email.