Integrative Psychotherapy - Advanced Diploma

The Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (ADIP) provides a focused psychotherapy training that challenges and contributes to a wide range of understandings of the therapeutic encounter.

The course will prepare you for professional work in both private and institutional practice.

Successful completion brings eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional bodies.

Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa.

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • Develop a comprehensive level of theoretical knowledge of a range of psychotherapy approaches
  • Consolidate your clinical experience into practice of an integrative approach of your choice or construction
  • Acquire a general level of understanding of the major systems of psychotherapy
  • Develop a capacity for informed reflection on your clinical practice
  • Engage effectively in the use of clinical supervision with peers and supervisors
  • Gain understanding of ethical research methods relevant to clinical practice
  • Achieve eligibility for professional registration as a practitioner of integrative psychotherapy

Future opportunities

The course will prepare you for advanced professional work in both private and institutional practice.

Successful completion will bring eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional bodies.

UKCP membership
The School is an accrediting organisation within the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The ADIP is the final stage of training leading to UKCP registration. Membership requires the completion of a minimum of 450 hours of supervised clinical practice.

BACP accreditation
At the end of Year 1, you may have enough training hours to apply for individual accreditation with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). The BACP also requires candidates to show evidence of 450 hours of supervised clinical practice. Application to BACP can only be done by the individual and the School is unable to play a role in this process.


This course allows registration with the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.


The course is designed to be completed in two years and consists of one full day’s attendance for 30 weeks a year, arranged into six 10-week modules.

Additional information

Clinical Placement
You are expected to work throughout the course with your own clients (normally three adult clients on a minimum basis of once a week. At least one of these clients should be long-term. You must complete a minimum of 200 hours of supervised clinical practice during the course to qualify for the ADIP. This will count towards the total of 450 hours needed for UKCP membership.

Every student is expected to undertake individual therapy with an approved UKCP-registered therapist throughout the duration of the course.

The course contains two strands of further training and development as part of the integrative perspective: the psychodynamic and the experiential/humanistic. The course explores the tensions and convergences between these in different ways.


  • Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches
  • Critical Psychopathology
  • Gestalt Therapy and Focusing Approaches
  • Issues in Professional Practice
  • Jungian and Transpersonal Approaches
  • Systemic and Psychosexual Approaches

See module descriptions

Future start dates

Jan 2017

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Fees 2016/7
Annual tuition fee: £6,900
Registration fee: £250 
Non-EU advance deposit:£2,000

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You should have completed either the taught components of the MA Psychotherapy & Counselling or an equivalent master's level professional training in psychotherapy, counselling or counselling psychology.

You will also need a minimum of 100 client contact hours in a formal clinical placement and a minimum of two years’ regular individual psychotherapy.

Applicants are required to demonstrate emotional maturity and an ability to be self-reflective, function effectively and ethically under pressure, and to manage conflict constructively.

Please note: you will be expected to attend an interview before an unconditional offer can be made.

English requirements

Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa.

If your native language is not English you must provide evidence of your English proficiency, such as IELTS with an overall score of 7.0

For more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us:

How to apply

Step 1 Apply

Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates
  • One letter of academic reference and one reference detailing professional/clinical experience
  • A 1,500 word personal statement/essay outlining your background, how you feel you would benefit from the course of study and why you feel you would make a suitable candidate for the course
  • A brief case discussion that gives an example of your clinical work
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at:
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
  • CV/résumé
  • Details of professional/voluntary psychotherapy and counselling work experience

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer.* If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

* Please note: applicants will be expected to attend an interview before an unconditional offer can be made.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation.

Study methods

The course comprises seminars, lectures, small-group training supervisions, participation in personal and professional development groups, and further clinical practice guided by experienced professionals.

There are also occasional and optional half-day or full-day seminars on subjects of topical or significant clinical interest.

The course emphasises experiential practice and training supervision using video- and audio-taping equipment, and the developmental and integrative arena of the personal and professional group experience.

The course team includes psychodynamic, experiential and integrative tutors and training supervisors. Some of the core team will adopt different roles through the duration of the course, including supervision, lecturing and facilitating the PPD group.

Supervisors are allocated for blocks of two terms, after which you will have the opportunity to select either psychodynamic or experiential supervision.

Assessment structure

During Year 1, you are required to submit:

  • A case study of 4,000-4,500 words
  • A theory essay of 4,000-4,500 words
  • A Self Evaluation of Learning (SEL) essay of 3,000-3,500 words
  • A 300-word abstract of the SEL essay

During Year 2, you are required to submit:

  • One DVD-recording and Process Report of 3,500 words
  • One final Self Evaluation of Learning Essay of 4,000-4,500 words
  • One combined Final Theory/Case Study of 8,000 words

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

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Last updated: 18 April 2016


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Key information

Integrative Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma
Regent's School of Psychotherapy & Psychology
Part time
2 years
£6,900 *
Next start date
Jan 2017 *
Study abroad

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