Cutting edge accredited vocational courses in Child Counselling, Child Psychotherapy/Arts Psychotherapy and lots more!

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arttherapyTherapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts  Read More



Child TherapyCourses available for both Child and Teenage Therapy Read More



Play TherapyCertificate in Counselling Skills with Children using the Arts Read More


wellbeing courseProfessional Training in Wellbeing Practice for Children and Young People  Read More



The Institute is a Higher Education College, Academic Partner of University of East London and member organisation of The UK Council for Psychotherapy and The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  For over 30 years now we have been offering cutting edge accredited vocational courses (Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates) in Child Counselling/Psychotherapy/Arts Psychotherapy and lots more!


Thank you for finding our website. Whether you are wishing to develop a career in therapeutic work with children, play therapy, child psychotherapy or in Arts Psychotherapy by the acquisition of advanced qualifications, you have come to the right place.

We are seen as leaders in the field and with a host of very eminent trainers, we are entirely confident that if you decide to train at The Institute, not only your work but your life will be deeply and richly enhanced.

All our courses provide the opportunity to develop a truly fulfilling career, working with the human mind and making a real difference to people’s lives. But what we provide is unique, because we engage the whole person in the learning process: cognition, emotion, imagination and creativity: the result, often a profound and life changing experience. We tell applicants that if your life is perfect as it is, don’t come here, because you and your life WILL change!

The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education is the trading name for Therapeutic Arts Limited, Registered number 8601949

Child Mental Health Centre


Visit our sister organisation
The Centre for Child Mental Health
For fabulous one day trainings and conferences


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UKCP is part of the Accredited Voluntary Registers (AVR) scheme
(Department of Health) administered by Independent Professional Standards Authority