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"The brain is wider than the sky." - Emily Dickinson

Information at a Glance

  • Evening Class
  • Tuesdays 18:00 - 20:00
  • 10 weeks: January to March
  • 2 hours taught time per week
  • Tutors: Various leading members of the UKCP
  • Fees from £115 to £200
  • Location: Imperial College, South Kensington Campus
Booking link

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Delivered in partnership with the UK Council for Psychotherapy, this ten week course will take the fundamental concepts of psychotherapy out of the consulting room and into everyday our everyday lives.

Through scenarios, individual and group exercises, you will gain first-hand insight into the day to day working lives of UKCP psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors.

The course will begin with a general introduction to the profession, its key concepts and ethics, and will then delve, week by week, into workshops that demonstrate psychotherapy’s efficacy in a range of contexts. 

Delivered by highly experienced experts, you will also learn from the professionals how looking at experiences and events through a psychotherapeutic lens can help

No prior knowledge of history, medicine or psychotherapy is required to join this course. Also please note that this course is not designed to train people in the practical skills of psychotherapy and it carries no formal qualification in psychotherapy.

Course Information

Course Programme

OUTLINE PROGRAMME (subject to possible change)

  • Jan 14: Dr. Sarah Niblock: introduction – ethics, overview, agreed protocols etc.
  • Jan 21: Prof Brett Kahr: My Very First Patient – a case study
  • Jan 28: Pamela Gawler-Wright: Negotiating Identity in the 21st century
  • Feb 4: Jocelyne Quennell: Creative and Relational Approaches to Psychotherapy
  • Feb 11: Dr. Reenee Singh: Our Family Schema
  • Feb 18: Mary-Jayne Rust: Environmental crisis and Inner Worlds
  • Feb 25: Dr. Sarah Niblock/Dr. Chris Murray: Urban Psychology
  • Mar 3: Matthew Adam: Organisational Systems
  • Mar 10: Martin Pollecoff: Dreams and Myths
  • Mar 17: Dr. Divine Charura: Interpersonal skills, empathy and listening

Convenor:  Professor Sarah Niblock (UKCP)

Additional Reading and Credit Information

There is no compulsory reading required for this course, and there is no set course text.

No academic credits are available for this course. An attendance certificate is issued only to those who attend at least 80% of the taught sessions.

About Your Tutor

Logo of the UK Council for PsychotherapyThe tutors for this course are all members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and experts in the field. By combining their expertise into one course this is a truely broad-ranging and enlightening series of classes that draws on the knowledge of some of the best people working in psychoterapy today.

The convenor of the programme is Professor Sarah Niblock who is the Chief Executive of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

For more information on the UK Council for Psychotherapy please visit the UKCP website.

Course Fees and Rate Categories

HoursWeeksStandard RateInternal RateAssociate Rate
20  10  £200
£115
£155
All fee rates quoted are for the whole course.
Term dates 1

Fee Categories and Discounts

Standard Rate

  • Applicable to all except those who fall under the Internal Rate or Associate Rate category, respectively.

Internal Rate

  • Applies to current Imperial College students and staff (incl. Imperial NHS Trust, Imperial Innovations, ancillary & service staff employed on long-term contracts at Imperial College by third-party contractors).
  • Current Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication (CLCC) staff, current CLCC PhD students, Science Communication (Sci Comm) postgraduate students, and students enrolled on an Imperial College 'Language for Science' degree programme should email evening eveningclass@imperial.ac.uk before completing the online enrolment form.

Associate Rate

  • Students (non-Imperial College)
  • Alumni of Imperial College and predecessor colleges and institutes
  • City & Guilds College Association members
  • Members of the Friends of Imperial College
  • Francis Crick Institute staff, researchers and students
  • Members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council staff
  • Harrods staff
  • Historic Royal Palaces staff
  • Natural History Museum staff
  • Science Museum staff
  • South London Botanical Institute Members
  • Victoria and Albert Museum staff
  • Royal Geographical Society staff
  • Royal College of Art and Royal College of Music tutors and other staff
  • Santander Bank staff (Imperial College Walkway branch only)
  • Austrian Cultural Forum staff
  • Staff of Exhibition Road Cultural Group (Discover South Kensington) organisations
  • Lycee Charles de Gaulle staff
  • Tutors and other staff of other universities and higher education institutions
  • Tutors and other staff of institution members of the Association of Colleges
  • Residents of postcodes SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10 and W8
  • Members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Members of the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI)

Late enrolment

It is possible to enrol on many CLCC Evening Class and Lunchtime Learning programmes after the course has started, subject entirely to agreement by the tutor delivering the course. If you want to join a course late do bear in mind there might be work you will need to catch up on, particularly in language courses.

Applicable terms & conditions

Please read the  before enrolling on any course.

Term Dates

HoursWeeksAutumn termSpring termSummer term
 20  10 n/a 13 Jan - 19 Mar 2020 (10 weeks) n/a
 

Enrolment Process

Web enrolment starts 18 November

Enrolment & payment are through the Imperial College eStore. Please use above booking link noting below instructions:

  • Our rate categories are explained on this page and your applicable category must be selected on the eStore
  • First-time eStore users please create an account by entering an email address and password. These credentials should also be used for future bookings. Imperial College users please note the eStore is not a single-signon College system
  • The booking process involves entering payment details before your course choice and applicant details are queried on an in-built questionnnaire which completes the process
  • The following email notifications will be sent
What is sentWhen is it sentWhat does it contain
1. Payment confirmation Instantaneously following submission of your online application
  • Confirms your payment, date of payment and order number
  • Should not be treated as a course-enrolment receipt and therefore does not show your course however these details are sent to us via the system
2. Enrolment confirmation Sent in due course but likely not before the end of September. Please treat your payment confirmation as confirmation that your applicant details and payment have been received
  • Confirms your course choice
  • Shows the programme your course is part of as well as the term dates
  • Confirms your course' day of the week & time
3. Programme information Usually sent Friday late afternoon the week before term starts
  • Contains further course details incl. classroom location and teacher contact information
  • Provides further general programme details
If you need further help with the above information please ring 020 7594 8756

Certificate of Attendance

Our adult education evening and daytime classes do not offer academic credits, but we do offer an attendance certificate to those learners who attend at least 80% (8) of the taught classroom sessions. Eligible learners receive their certificate by email after the end of the course.

Any Questions?

Questions regarding the content and teaching of this course should be sent to the lecture series organiser, Professor Sarah Niblock of the UKCP, at sarah.niblock@ukcp.org.uk