The Psychosynthesis Trust trains counsellors and psychotherapists and offers personal development courses to people exploring their psychospiritual development. The longest established psychosynthesis centre in the UK, the Trust was founded in 1965 by ‘the father of psychosynthesis’, Roberto Assagioli, together with Sir George Trevelyan, Dr Martin Israel and Geoffrey Leytham. Lady Diana Whitmore led the Trust from 1980 and is now the Co-Chair of Trustees along with Helen Sieroda.
We’re proud of our heritage and draw on the wisdom of our founders and all those who have contributed to the organisation over the years.
The Trust has a social purpose reflected in our status as a charitable educational trust. We are committed to bringing benefit to the individual and collective through teaching psychosynthesis and supporting ongoing enquiry into psychospiritual development.
The Trust is interested in how psychosynthesis can support people’s development and growth, personally, professionally and in the service of others.
The Trust is a training and accrediting member of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychology Section of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Our programme was one of the earliest to be accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) in 1989.
The Trust is also a member of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) and a founding member of the European Federation of Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (EFPP).
Trainings and activities
- Step 1: The Essentials
This introductory course is a blend of deep experiential and theoretical work and comprises an intense experience spread over four days. Completion of this course is an entry requirement for further study with the Trust.
- Step 2: Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations
For those wishing to develop their understanding of both themselves and psychosynthesis further, there is our Foundation Year consisting of ten weekends. Completion of this course is an entry requirement for our Psychosynthesis Counselling PGDip.
- Step 3: Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling
This course lasts two years, is awarded by the Psychosynthesis Trust and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Step 4: Advanced Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy
This is an additional two years of study for Postgraduate Diploma graduates which offers the opportunity for exciting academic research and further clinical practice under regular supervision to achieve psychotherapy status and accreditation with UKCP.
- Step 5: Postgraduate Certificate in Transpersonal and Integrative Supervision
This is a one year part-time training programme, which is designed to be suitable for new and experienced supervisors. The training emphasises the importance of a safe learning environment where practical skills can be learnt in small to promote reflective practice. Course participants will be given the opportunity to become conversant and skilled in working with the meaningfulness of unconscious processes in supervision while integrating an understanding of the Transpersonal, and creative methods into your supervision philosophy and practice.