UKCP Training in Existential-Analytic Psychotherapy
and Existential-Analytic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
and Existential-Analytic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Develop your therapeutic relational abilities to help others be clearer about the meaning of their experiences and desires
- Train and be on the UKCP register as an existential-analytic psychotherapist and existential-analytic psychotherapeutic counsellor
- Be awarded ( all at Postgraduate Level): Diploma in Psychotherapy and Phenomenology, Diploma in Existential-Analytic Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Diploma in Existential-Analytic Psychotherapy
- Learn through a practice-based programme in Wimbledon, London (Thursday evenings and one Saturday a term)
- Consider the implications of what emerges in practice through humanistic, existential and psychoanalytic ideas, as well as the arts and humanities
- Develop critical perspectives, theoretically and politically, on psychotherapy and the nature of psychotherapeutic knowledge
- Be part of a learning community facilitated by university-experienced lecturers who are also practitioners and researchers
- Access experienced clinical and academic supervisors and existential-analytic psychotherapists
- Hear from a wide range of visiting speakers
Welcome to the Southern Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling
SAFPAC is a not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee. Our focus is to provide a training in critical existential-analytic psychotherapy. The training. which mainly takes place on Thursday evenings and one Saturday a term, is normally held at Wimbledon Park Hall (Arthur's Cafe) 170 Arthur's Road, London SW19 7AQ (near Wimbledon Park Underground Station).
Should you be interested in the training, or in therapy or supervision, with one of the existential-analytic psychotherapists or psychotherapeutic counsellors on our register, please feel free to contact us for more information.
Prof Del Loewenthal (Chair)
Dr Julia Cayne (Vice Chair)
We were formed in 1998 as the Surrey Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling from students, alumni and staff of the MSc and PhD in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Surrey. These programmes in turn had commenced in 1978 at the Wolfson Medical Rehabilitation Centre in Wimbledon through South-West London College and the NHS.
When in 2004 these programmes transferred to what became the University of Roehampton, and were subsequently joined by the PsychD in Psychotherapy and Counselling, the alumni association changed its name to the Southern Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (SAFPAC). In 2015 SAFPAC was approved, through the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA), to provide a training that enables its successful students to go on the UPCA and United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registers as existential-analytic psychotherapists. In 2019, the programmes returned to Wimbledon at Wimbledon Park Hall (Arthur's Cafe) and became a UKCP accredited training organisational member through the Constructivist and Existential College of UKCP. Since 2022 successful students are also able to go on the UKCP register as existential-analytic psychotherapeutic counsellors, and SAFPAC provides a clinical supervisor's training whereby successful participants are eligible to be on the UKCP Supervisors directory. With regard to research and publications, these were previously carried out by the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education whilst at the Universities of Surrey and Roehampton, and are now carried out through SAFPAC's Research Unit for Therapeutic Education (RUTE).
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023-2024
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024-2025
Phone 07817 758 824
We aim to facilitate a place where we can develop others' and our own potency and potentiality for being in the world with others. Here we might also still be able to think about how alienated we are through valuing existential notions such as experience and meaning whilst questioning other aspects such as existentialism’s inferred narcissism and the place it has come to take up with regards to such aspects as psychoanalysis and the political. The post-existential would also include the post-phenomenological, where, for example, notions of being open to what emerges in the between (as well as of embodiment) would be given primacy.
Current Fees (2022/23)
£1150 per annum or £415 per term for academic year 2022/23 (£1200 per annum or £435 per term for academic term 2023/24) for the UKCP training, and will be reviewed annually. A charge of £200 for the application is made for progression onto the UKCP register as a clinical member. Click here for more details.
In addition, participants on the UKCP training will have to pay for clinical supervision and personal therapy. Click here for more information.
MORE ABOUT THE TRAINING
Council of Management
Chair/Chair of Research and Publications (RUTE) – Professor Del Loewenthal
Chair of Training – Dr Julia Cayne
Treasurer/Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk – Dr Erik Abrams
Chair of Ethics and Complaints – Sally Parsloe LLB
Chair of CPD, Membership and Accreditation Committee – Dr Elizabeth Nicholl
Chair of Equality and Diversity – Dr Onel Brooks
Chair of Digital and Social Media/Data Protection Officer – Dr Gauri Chauhan
Health and Safety Officer – Miranda Kersley
Administrator – Betty Bertrand
Secretary – Jozef Bries
Complaints Clerk – Jean Wells
The programme is designed for those individuals who wish to meet the requirements for professional accreditation by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (and for CPD). Besides private practice, the programme is also designed to meet the needs of professionals and public, private and voluntary organisations.
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