Regent’s Centre for Relational Studies and Psychological Wellbeing (RCRSPW)

Launched in 2010, the RCRSPW initiates and supports high-quality research of national and international standing. We use contemporary methodologies to explore new and emerging topics within psychotherapy and psychology.

Upcoming Events   

Our 5th Annual One-Day Conference will take place on Saturday 9 June 2018 at Regent’s University London

Perspectives on suicidal ideation and self-harm: impact on therapists and psychotherapeutic approaches to helping people at risk.

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About the RCRSPW Research Centre

The Centre has an outstanding reputation for existential and phenomenological research in psychotherapy and psychology, supporting the masters' and doctorate programmes offered by Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Psychology (RSPP).


The Centre’s fundamental mission is on relational processes and interventions that support psychological wellbeing and enhance psychological/therapeutic knowledge and practice.

The Centre aims to be an internationally recognised hub for research activity into therapeutic and psychological relational processes.


The Centre promotes a non-doctrinaire, integrative attitude to psychotherapy and counselling psychology research using critical theory, philosophical reflection and reflexive clinical practice.

By bringing together a range of theoretical approaches, staff expose students to difference in conceptualisation, epistemological traditions and philosophical principles, enabling the development of an open, reflexive attitude to research and practice.

This attitude allows competing and diverse models to be considered both conceptually and experientially so that their areas of interface and divergence can be exposed, considered and clarified.

The aim is to highlight the value of holding the tension between contrasting and often contradictory ideas, of ‘playing with’ their experiential possibilities and of allowing a paradoxical security, which can ‘live with’ and at times even thrive in the absence of final and fixed truths.


More about the RCRSPW

Centre background
Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology Reflections (JPCPR)

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