CPD Course in Existential-Analytic Psychotherapy and Counselling

Suitable for psychological therapists and those in the helping professions.

  • Develop your therapeutic relational abilities to help others be clearer about the meaning of their experiences and desires in a post postmodern world
  • Learn through a practice-based programme in the historical setting of Parkstead House, Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, London (Thursday evenings and one Saturday a term)
  • Consider the implications of what emerges in practice through humanistic, existential, psychoanalytic, postmodern and feminist ideas as well as the arts and humanities
  • Develop critical perspectives theoretically and politically on psychotherapy and the nature of psychotherapeutic knowledge
  • Be part of a learning community facilitated by university lecturers who are also practitioners and researchers 
  • Develop through exploration of key texts, experiential group and clinical supervision
  • Critically re-examine existential and psychoanalytic ideas in the light of contemporary cultural, including political, developments 
  • Hear from a wide range of international and national visiting speakers

The programme has been running for over 10 years and is a development of the work carried out by the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education, designed in response to consistent requests from students for both a training in existential-analytic psychotherapy and a form of continuous professional development for therapeutic practitioners and researchers.

The fee per term will be £275.00. Paid annually £750.00 p.a. Students can join the programme at the start of any academic term.

Places are confirmed by application only. Please apply here and send to:

Rachael Furminger, CPD & Short Courses Manager, Department of Psychology   
Tel: 0208 392 3795, Email: rachael.furminger@roehampton.ac.uk              

Presented by

Del Loewenthal

Loewenthal, D. & Snell, R. (2003) ‘Post-modernism for psychotherapists: A critical reader’, Routledge
Loewenthal, D. (ed) (2011) ‘Post-existentialism and the psychological therapies: Towards a therapy without foundations’, London: Karnac
Loewenthal,D.(ed) (2015) Critical Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling: Implications for practice, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Location and booking information


Autumn Term 4/10/2018 - 6/12/2018 (Reading week: 25/10/18)

Spring Term 10/1/2019 - 4/4/2019 (Reading week: 14/2/19)

Summer Term 2/5/2019 - 4/7/2019 (Reading week: 30/5/19)

Saturday meetings 10.00am- 5.00pm

  • 27th October 2018
  • 16th February 2019
  • 18th May 2019
Time Thursday evenings 6.00-9.00pm
Duration 9 weeks per term. For each term, there will be a mid-term reading week.
Price £275.00 per term, or £750 for 3 terms
Payment Via the University estore; see "Book your Place" below
Venue Room 2001, Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
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Address Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD

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