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Educational Philosophy and Approach

Our Approach

The training of psychotherapists involves engaging with a number of complex educational, philosophical and theoretical issues.

The work of learning psychotherapy involves more than acquiring knowledge and practice skills. It also requires engaging in a deeply reflexive process where theory, skills, ethics, values, beliefs and internal experience can be explored, articulated and, over time, woven together. Our aim is to provide a ground of experience for students where these different aspects can be addressed and which captures the nature of what it means to be a psychotherapist; of being open to oneself and to the experiential world of another, of dealing with complexity and difference, of sitting with the unknown and sometimes the intolerable and searching for meaning and understanding more than for explanation and prediction.