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The National Council of Psychotherapists

Est. 1971


NCP Approved Training Courses

Course Providers' Contact Details

 


 

NB: Only training course providers who appear on this site are accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists. Should you have any doubts about your training provider, please contact us for verification. The NCP do not warrant any Accredited Course and it is up to each individual to ascertain that any course of study is right for them.  Each prospective student should make themselves fully aware of the contract that they will sign with the Course Provider.  They should also be aware that this contract is solely with the Course Provider and is NOT with the NCP

 

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Accredited Training Providers

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BERKSHIRE and EXETER

 


 

INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLING SERVICES LIMITED

 

Diploma in Brief Couple Therapy

 

6 Waterloo Crescent

Wokingham

Berkshire

RG40 2JJ

 

Tele: 0118 989 2399

 

icslucia@yahoo.co.uk

 


 

 
READING
BERKSHIRE
RG7 1BN
 
Principals: Kevin Still & Birgit Hall
 
Tele: 01189 888839
 
 

 


BRIGHTON


 

Complementary Healthcare

101 Osbourne Road

Brighton

Sussex

BN1 6LW

 

Tele: 01273 564030

 

info@laurelalexander.co.uk

 

www.laurelalexander.co.uk

 


BRISTOL

(SOUTHWEST)


 

The Clifton Practice

 

8-10 Whiteladies Road

Bristol, BS8 1PD

Telephone 0117 973 3260

 

www.eich-bristol.co.uk

 

info@eich-bristol.co.uk

 


DERBYSHIRE

(EAST MIDLANDS)


 

Barefoot Life Coaching

 

CONTACT :- Kim Morgan MNCP

Barefoot Coaching
East Acre

The Walnut Yard

Langley Priory
Derbyshire

DE74 2QQ

 

01530 223 485

 

kim.morgan@barefootcoaching.co.uk

www.barefootcoaching.co.uk

 


 

NIRVANA Business Life and Wellness Coaching

CONTACT :- Tim Polkinhorne MNCP
Nirvana House
Nirvana House

30 Thorpe View

Ashbourne

Derbyshire

DE6 1SY


0133 534 8444
Mobile: 0780 301 7061

tim@reachnirvana.co.uk

www.reachnirvana.co.uk

 


WILLOW NATURAL THERAPY TRAINING


CONTACT :-  Irene Lambert KFRP  LMPNLP  LNCP  LTAMT

Willow Natural Therapy Clinic

+44 (0)1332 863 290

irene@willowtherapy.co.uk
www.willowtherapy.co.uk

Course details: www.willowtherapy.co.uk/trainingcalendar.php

 


DEVON


 

NIMBUS TRAINING
 

CONTACT: Mr. Russell Henderson MNCP
 

22 St. James Close

Landkey, Barnstaple

Devon. EX32 0PA


Telephone 01271 830775

Mobile 07792 555056
 

info@nimbustraining.uk.com

 

www.nimbustraining.uk.com

 

 


DURHAM


THE CROFT ACADEMY


2 Sheppards Croft

School Aycliffe
County Durham

DL5 6TD


Tele: 01325 316356

Fax: 01325 317535

 

admin@croftacademy.com


www.croftacademy.com

 


Doncaster


 

Meridian Therapies

"Ty Goch"

4 St. Mary's Mews

St. Mary's Road

Tickhill

Doncaster

DN11 9LR

01302 743113
 Fax: 01302 742346

MairLLLL@aol.com

 

www.TickhillClinic.com

 


ESSEX


 

The Essex Institute
 

Clarence Road

Southend-on-Sea

Essex

SS1 1AN

 

01702-434431

Fax: 01702-434432

 

admin@essexinstitute.co.uk

 

www.essexinstitute.co.uk

 


 

Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies - CCTS
 

4 Communications House

9 St Johns Street

Colchester

Essex

CO2 7NN.
 

FREEPHONE: 0800 028 3071
 

Fax: 01255 679829
 

info@ccts.org.uk


 

Critical Incident Debriefing

 

Mr. William Bliss MNCP

8 Inchbonnie Road

South Woodham Ferrers

Chelmsford

Essex CM3 5SX

 

Tele: 01245 426414 – 07814 760472

 

positive-health@msn.com

 

www.positivehealth.gbr.cc

 


KENT


 

The British College of Systemic Psychotherapy & Counselling

 

Nautilus”, Oak Lane, Minster, Isle of Sheppey, KENT, ME12 3QW

Dr. Raymond Lewis LNCP

 

Tel: 01795 870773

 

www.bcspctraining.co.uk

 

bcpsctraining@:talk21.com

 

Accredited at AFFILIATE LEVEL

 


LONDON


 

 

Psychotherapy & Hypnosis Training Academy (PHTA)

 

Mr. Richard Mark

19 Burlington Gardens

LONDON

W3 6BA

 

Tel: 020 8993 3803

 

www.phta.co.uk

 

info@phta.co.uk

 


 

The College of Integrated Therapies

 

Mr. Michael O'Sullivan FNCP

Director of Studies

285 Hoxton Street, London N1 5JX

United Kingdom

 

Tel: 0845 456 9537

 

www.health-concern.com

 

www.health-concern.co.uk

 

info@health-concern.com

 

Includes Training in Critical Incident Debriefing


 

The Peiffer Foundation

 

PO BOX 139A

Surbiton

Surrey

KT6 6RR

 

020 8241 1962

Fax: 020 8241 0226

 

positive@blueyonder.co.uk

 

 


NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE


 

ADVANTAGE GB Ltd.

NEWCASTLE CENTRE for HYPNOTHERAPY and PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING
9 BEDEBURN ROAD
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE5 4JL

0191 2861161

advant@btinternet.com


www.hypnotherapy-training-uk.com


 

 


NOTTINGHAM


 

Mindworks Therapy Training

 

Based in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 

 01773 761459

 

www.mindworkstherapy.co.uk

 

info@hypnotherapyinnottingham.co.uk

 


SUFFOLK


 

Parks Inner Child Therapy (PICT)

 

Penny Parks

Mount Pleasant

Debenham

Stowmarket

Suffolk

IP14 6PT

 

01728 860490

 

penny@ppfoundation.co.uk

 


SCOTLAND


 

 

Twa Acres Hypnotherapy Training Centre

 

Mr. John Syme

81 Victoria Street

Dunfermline

Fife

KY12 0LP

 

01383 726 411

 

twaacres@btconnect.com

 

www.hypnotherapy-twaacres.co.uk

 


 

ARGYLL

 

SCOTTISH SCHOOL of HYPNOTHERAPY Ltd.

 

Ardachearnbeg

Glendaruel. PA22 3AE

 

Director of Training

Kate McEwen BA (Hons.) MNSPH, SQHP, MNCP

 

01369 820172

 

Email: info@learn-hypnosis.co.uk

www.learn-hypnosis.co.uk

 


 

INNER ENERGY
 

Croftfoot House
Main Street
Polmont
FALKIRK
FK2 0PS
01324 872321
 

info@innerenergy.co.uk


www.innerenergy.co.uk

www.epns.org.uk

 


SOUTHERN IRELAND


 

Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy

 

Therapy House

6 Tuckey Street

Cork City

Ireland

 

 

TELE: No. 021 - 4273575 

Fax: 021 - 4275785

 

hypnosis@iol.ie

 

www.hypnosiseire.com

 


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Statement on Training Courses

 

There is currently no statutory regulation of the practice of psychotherapy, hypnotherapy or counselling in the U.K. and anyone may refer to themselves under these titles. There is no legislation to prevent this and none is presently envisaged by the EC. Their position is the same as that of the British Government ---- they would prefer each of the alternative therapies to organise into single bodies, which would become self-regulating.

 

Several umbrella organisations maintain registers of therapists of various types but the British Medical Association's publication "Complementary Medicine -- New Approaches To Good Practice" (1993), quotes the Government's stance on umbrella bodies, that ---

 

.... given the diversity, practice and aspirations of those professions........ we now believe very firmly that it must be for each therapy group to determine it’s own development".

 

Virtually all training courses in psychotherapy and hypnotherapy are in the private sector. Those that have University recognition (usually in psychotherapy) normally lead to an MA degree. Some qualifications are accredited by examining bodies who may award certificates or diplomas.

 

Many courses require the student to be in personal therapy (some for the whole of their training) which adds considerably to the cost. Some require additional fees for supervision or students' clinical work, which again adds to the overall costs.

There are many "orientations" in psychotherapy and differences between counselling and psychotherapy. We recommend that prospective students should obtain relevant books (perhaps from main public libraries with the help of the Librarian) on the various approaches before deciding which appeals to them most.

 

NVQs: Over the past few years the Government has imposed a status on to each job in the country, therapy and counselling being no exceptions. For this reason, relevant bodies are coming together to try to establish criteria in order to achieve the best award possible for the profession. This is a very difficult task as training can range from a few weekends to several years.

 

The National Council is actively involved in setting standards in the U.K., maintaining close liaison with relevant training organisations and professional bodies. The training courses approved by the National Council count towards Licentiate Membership in the National Council itself. Approved courses are obliged to meet requirements regarding minimum number of classroom training hours, supervision during and after training, opportunities for group interaction, the chance for students to experience and practise the type(s) of therapy(ies) taught on the course and there are regulations regarding minimum number of core staff, complaints procedures, continual assessment, Code of Ethics, insurance and feedback systems.

 

N.B. Prospective students are strongly advised to consider the type of training they are seeking, then gather as many brochures / prospectuses as possible for comparison before making a final decision.

 

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There are currently four grades of membership;

 

Affiliate (ANCP); Licentiate (LNCP); Full (MNCP); and Fellow (FNCP). 

 

For full details of these grades of membership please refer to the Membership Information pages.

 

Most successful applicants are accepted initially as Licentiate Members, after which, further casework must normally be presented to reach the grade of Full Member. The title of Fellow cannot be applied for but is awarded for outstanding service to the Council and is made at the discretion of the Committee.

 

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Application Fees and Annual Subscriptions

 

The non-returnable application fee to the National Council of Psychotherapists is a single payment of £25.00 and a cheque in this sum, made payable to the NCP and addressed to the Membership Secretary, at the Head Quarters address, should accompany all application forms.

 

The annual subscription to the NCP is £70.00, payable only upon acceptance.

 

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