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

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As our courses are unique, our graduates have enjoyed excellent job opportunities and have taken pioneering roles in health, education and social services. Others have chosen to set themselves up as self-employed and so work in private practice with children, adolescents, families, adults as appropriate.

In the 25 years of the life of the Institute, we can honestly say, we have never had a student complaining they can’t get work. Many students actually get snapped up on their placement and start earning in their second year of training!

Statistics show that where their emotional health is concerned people want practitioners not pills, but there are just not enough people who are trained. For example there are only around 600 child psychotherapists in the country with 30,000 children on the CAMHS waiting lists most of whom will never be seen by a by trained psychologist or therapist.

Here are some of the environments where recent graduates have gained employment:

Sample of work from our Integrative Child Psychotherapy graduates:

  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) (NHS)
  • BEST teams (Behaviour and Education Support teams)
  • Children’s Services
  • Manager of Children’s Services.
  • Family Centres
  • Post - adoption agencies
  • Looked After Children agencies
  • NHS Primary Health Care Trusts
  • Children’s Hospitals NHS Trusts
  • Lecturers in Medical Schools, Universities, Schools of Nursing/Family Mediation Centres
  • Social Service Teams (Child Department)
  • Fostering Care agencies
  • Schools counselling services
  • Residential Homes
  • Adolescent Units
  • Pupil Referral Units
  • Sure Start
  • Private Practice
  • NSPCC, Children’s Fund, Kids Company, Place to Be, Barnardos
  • The Parent Infant Clinic
  • Teens and Toddlers Project

Sample of work from our Integrative Arts Psychotherapy graduates:

  • Hospital Psychological Treatment Services
  • Local Authority Psychotherapy Services
  • NHS Trusts
  • Mind
  • Public Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
  • Psychiatric Hospital Departments
  • Employee Assistance Programmes
  • GP surgeries
  • BUPA
  • Eating Disorder Associations
  • Domestic Violence Projects
  • Student Counselling services
  • Bereavement/Trauma Psychotherapists in the Accident and Emergency Department
  • Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Clinics
  • University Lecturers (Psychology, counseling, psychotherapy)
  • University Counsellors/Psychotherapists
  • Family Centres
  • Hospices
  • Private Practice

Associate Director of Operations and Finance
Sherla Richardson

Academic Registrar
Mary Holyoake

Academic Officers, with particular responsibility for:

Natalie MacKinnon - Postgraduate Certificate/Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts, Certificate in Counselling Skills

Nick Hurd - MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, Postgraduate Short Course in CBT with Children, Therapeutic Life Story Work, Certificates in Group Therapy and Group Dynamics

Alexander Burton - MA in Integrative Child Psychotherapy, Certificate/Diploma in Adolescent Therapeutic Counselling, Certificate/Diploma in Counselling with Teenagers, Conversion Courses

Sally Hau - Diploma in Child Counselling, Certificate in Counselling Skills for Children Using the Arts, Certificate/Diploma in Parent Child Relationship Skills, Certificate in Therapeutic Play

Gayathri Anand - Certificate/Diploma in Psychotherapy Counselling and Supervision

Lorna Dighton - Wellbeing Courses

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