Pioneers in therapy training

Educating counsellors and psychotherapists for over 40 years.

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Coronavirus Update

Due to the current coronavirus situation we have taken the decision to suspend all face to face teaching and therapy to ensure the safety of all building users and the wider community.

We had previously let you know that we would be keeping the building open for Library use, however, in light of recent developments, we have now made the decision to keep the building closed. There are further details about online journals and other Library resources on Moodle under ‘Learning Resources’.

The management team are working remotely so all emails and phone calls will be answered and we are monitoring the situation.

For current students:

The Director, Lissie Wright, has sent messages directly to students via Moodle. Please check your Moodle messages for our current guidance and response. Essentially, we are putting measures in place to ensure that we can continue our teaching online where possible.

For prospective students:

If you are booked onto one of our upcoming Open Days we will be in touch with you as soon as possible about participating online via Zoom.

For those of you booked onto one of our upcoming Introduction to Counselling courses, we are currently working on creating online versions of these training programmes. We will contact you with updates as soon as we can.

For prospective students who are considering applying for our courses in September, the application process continues as normal. We will keep you informed of any developments throughout the process. Please be aware interviews for places are likely to be conducted remotely, and you will be contacted by our Admissions Team in the near future to arrange these interviews. Open events are being offered as on-line meetings.

If you have any questions or concerns please email [email protected].

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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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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