Racism in Realtime Workshop
Kokoro Therapy are holding two online experiential workshops at the end of July called Racism in Realtime. One for white folks and one for BIPOC. The intention is to help where previous training did not by preparing BIPOC and white folks to talk about how they feel when the topic of race/racism comes up and equipping them with the tools to engage safely with each other. Real healing of racism requires a holistic approach that uses both our intellect and visceral bodies. Beating hearts and souls must be allowed to speak their truths. The workshop will be facilitated by former Minster Centre student Charmaine McCaulay. To book your place visit the website.
○ We have opened applications for our Fast Track Foundation programme which starts in February 2022. Visit the course page to find out more.
○ Applications are also open for our Post-Graduate training programmes which start in January 2022. 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.
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.
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 COVID-19 FAQS section which has more details about our plans for delivering our courses in 2021.
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].
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.
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.
"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."