Frequently Asked Questions


  • Are you running in person trainings at the moment in these times of Covid-19?


Yes. We are currently running in person trainings, following the government guidelines and adhering to a thorough risk assessment. We are keeping group sizes small - at present we are taking no more than 8 people per CPD training and personal development workshop. We request that all participants wash their hand regularly, use hand sanitizer provided and maintain at least 1 meter distance from one another. The room is also kept well ventilated. 

  • Where are you running your trainings and groups?


Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our usual venue is currently closed (Chiswick Catholic Centre). Until the end of 2020, we will be running all our trainings and workshops at Pensford Studio and Nature reserve. This venue has been risk assessed. 


The new address is:

Pensford Field Nature Reserve,

19-21 Pensford Avenue, Kew

Richmond TW9 4HR (map)

  • What happens if a training or workshop is cancelled due Covid-19 restrictions changing?


If an in-person training or group has to be cancelled due to a change in restrictions, we will either run the training online on the same date or transfer your booking to the next date that we are running the training in person. If you are unable to make this date, we will issue you with a voucher to use for any of our upcoming trainings or groups. 


  • Can I start with one module and then see if I want to go on and do the whole Certificate?


Yes, many people do this. You can just sign up for one module and if you don’t want to continue you will receive a CPD certificate for the course you attended. If you do want to continue - then you can sign up for the whole year programme and can pay in installments per module. There is a discount for paying the total amount for the whole training.


  • Is the Certificate recognized by BACP or UCKP or any other organisation? 


This is a post qualifying CPD training. We ask that therapists that sign up for the training are already members of UKCP, BACP, ADMP or similar. We can’t issue a certificate to people who are not already fully qualified psychotherapists or counsellors, as this is a specialist training for those that are already fully accredited. The certificate is issued by the Institute of Embodied Psychotherapy 


  • How many people do you have on each module? What is the maximum?


All our workshops and groups are of experiential nature, and to ensure a high standard of training we keep all our groups small.  The usual size of the group in our regular venue is 16. While the Covid-19 regulations are in place and given the size of the room at our current venue, we can take a maximum of 8 people per group.


  • Generally, what percentage of the people who take your training are counsellors or psychotherapists?


The majority who attend our CPD trainings are psychotherapist, counsellors, counselling psychologists or arts therapists. Only fully qualified therapists/counsellors can complete the one year certificate programme.


  • I am therapist in training/coach/ movement practitioner – can I do the certificate programme? 


Occasionally we have people who are psychotherapists in training, coaches, or movement practitioners who attend one of our CPD weekends, but as explained above, they are unable to gain a Certificate in Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy, as only qualified therapists can apply for this training. If you are a therapist in training you will get a CPD certificate for each course that you complete (14 CPD hours per weekend module), and after qualifying you can apply to complete the programme and receive a Certificate in Integrative Embodied Psychotherapy. 

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