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Educating counsellors and psychotherapists for over 40 years.

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Racism in Realtime Workshop

Kokoro Therapy are holding an online experiential series of workshops called Racism in Realtime, starting on 18th November 2020 (runs for 10 weeks). Aimed at white allies, the intention is to help where previous training did not by preparing participants to talk about how they feel when the topic of race/racism comes up and equipping them with the tools to engage safely with BIPOC (black indigenous people of colour) clients, staff, and colleagues. The workshop will be facilitated by Charmaine McCaulay (MC graduate) and Lizzie Cummings. To book your place click here.

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.


Coronavirus Update

At a time when society will need well-qualified therapists more than ever we are continuing  to  deliver our pioneering training in psychotherapy and counselling during the current Covid-19 measures.

For prospective students:

• Please see our CORONAVIRUS FAQS section which has more details about our plans for delivering our courses from September onwards.

• Applications are open for our Post-Graduate training programmes which start in January 2021. The courses – Diploma in Supervision, MA/PGDip in Supervision and MA/PG Dip in Advanced Clinical Practice – are designed for qualified therapists and counsellors who want to expand their knowledge and practice. Book onto one of our course specific online open days to find out more.

Contacting us:

The management team are working remotely so all emails and phone calls will be answered. 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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"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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