About the training
Outline of the training in existential-analytic psychotherapy and existential-analytic psychotherapeutic counselling:
The programme is designed for those individuals who wish to meet the requirements for professional accreditation by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. Besides private practice, the programme is also designed to meet the needs of professionals and public, private and voluntary organisations. More specifically, our aims are:
The training is normally a 4-5 year training depending on when the student is ready to progress to registration as an existential-analytic psychotherapist, and 3-4 years as an existential-analytic psychotherapeutic counsellor.
In each of the training phases, three assignments are required, usually based on a trainee’s case study, each of approximately 2500 words (with the exception of phase 3, which is one assignment of 7500 words). Trainees will be required to pass these and meet the attendance, personal therapy, supervision and clinical practice requirements in order to progress to the subsequent year.
Process for progression to registration as an existential-analytic psychotherapeutic counsellor with UKCP
After successful completion of phases one, two and three, and from the third term of phase 4, the portfolio is submitted to the training committee as part of the requirements for professional accreditation with UKCP. The student also undertakes a verbal presentation, of a fixed short-term client, to the learning community.
Process for progression to registration as an existential-analytic psychotherapist with UKCP
After successful completion of phases one, two, three and four, the portfolio is submitted to the training committee as part of the requirements for professional accreditation with UKCP. The student also undertakes a verbal presentation of a client who they have seen for a minimum of two years, to the learning community.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023-2024
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024-2025
Entry requirements are as follows:
SAFPAC is an equal opportunities employer and training organisation and where appropriate will seek to encourage applications from underrepresented groups.
Fees (£1000 per annum (or £375 per term) (£1150 per annum or £415 per term for academic year 2022/23) for the UKCP training and £750 per annum (or £275 per term) for CPD) can be paid termly and will be reviewed annually. A charge of £200 is made for the application for progression onto the UKCP register as a clinical member.
How to apply:
Please complete the application form: SAFPAC Training Application Form