Pioneers in therapy training

Educating counsellors and psychotherapists for over 40 years.

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Applications Update

◇ Last few places remaining! Our Diploma in Supervision and MA/PGDip in Supervision programmes, which start 21 Jan 2022, are designed for qualified therapists and counsellors who want to expand their knowledge and practice. Apply now via our Courses page.

◇ Are you interested in a career in counselling or psychotherapy? Applications are now open for our Foundation programme and Year 1 Diploma in Counselling which both start in September 2022. Visit our Courses  page to find out more.


Statement of Solidarity

The Minster Centre is committed to standing in solidarity with current protests against racial injustice.

We will continue to work on creating an open dialogue with all our students and staff, as part of our commitment to allyship; to building a foundation for responsive, active learning. We see owning the impacts of white fragility, power, privilege and racial identity as within the scope of our broader intention towards the effective decolonisation of our teaching approach.

The generational, emotional, physical and embodied impact of racism can no longer be left unaddressed.

since 1978

The Minster Centre provides professional training in counselling and psychotherapy and an affordable therapy service, the MCPCS.

Founded in 1978, we are now one of the longest established and leading Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling training institutions in Europe. We cater for around 300 diploma and MA students each year, as well as offering a range of short courses, accreditation programmes and continuing professional development events.

We are proud to offer a unique perspective of psychotherapy and counselling training, as we combine a strong theoretical integrative grounding with an emphasis on the importance of experiential learning.


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We offer affordable therapy in a safe, professional
organisation with many years of experience.

Contemporary Psychotherapy

Contemporary Psychotherapy, an eJournal for psychotherapists of all modalities, aims to be progressive, inquiring and creative, to encourage interactive debate with its international readership, and to address rather than avoid the possibly contentious.

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"I thought there was a good balance between teaching, experiential work, role play and discussion and the different characters of the course facilitators complemented the overall process very well."

"The structure was excellent, boundaried, clear and always seemed to get consolidated and with a constant view on integration. Excellent, I'd recommend this to anyone."

"The course fully met my expectations. I learn best from a mixture of theory, practice and experiential, which I felt the course gave in a balanced way."

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