Professional Courses

We seek to provide a context for training which is based on co-creating with our students a community of learning and practice. We have a suite of courses which offer training to professional level and beyond in Counselling and Psychotherapy. All courses are taught by the staff of The Family Institute, who are all qualified and registered Systemic Psychotherapists and Supervisors.


BSc (Hons) Systemic Counselling is an undergraduate, part-time honours degree course, accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) which runs over three years. Students graduating will have achieved a qualification as a Counsellor.

Systemic Practice

PGDip in Systemic Practice in Psychotherapy is a part-time course for health, education and social care professionals and Counsellors who wish to understand and use systemic ideas in their practices. The two modules can also be studied as stand-alone modules. The PGDip is a pre-requisite for Systemic Psychotherapy training, and provides a progression route for Systemic Counsellors.


MSc Systemic Psychotherapy is a two year part-time clinical training accredited by AFT (Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practitioners) and leads to qualification and eligibility to register with the UKCP (United Kingdom of Counselling and Psychotherapy) as a Psychotherapist.


The Family Institute Qualification in Clinical Supervision is a one year part-time course for UKCP registered Systemic Psychotherapists which leads to eligibility to apply via APEL (Approved Prior Experiential Learning) to AFT approved list of Supervisors. (Please contact us directly for more information).