Application form for the Core Theory Year, Diploma in Integrative and TA Psychotherapeutic Counselling or Psychotherapy (Including the Diploma in Child Psychotherapy) 

Thank you for your interest in applying to ECPT for counselling or psychotherapy training. We are delighted that you have chosen us to help you reach your goal of becoming a professional psychotherapist or counsellor. 

You can find out more information about our 3 year Psychotherapeutic Counselling course at and our 4 year course in Integrative & Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy at

Each course involves undertaking a common Core Theory Year – the Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis, which is also available for those wanting to just do the one year. You can find out more about the training pathways available to you at:

Accredited Prior Learning

You can apply directly to join our advanced training if you have suitable prior learning and experience.

Here is our APL Policy and application procedure.

Please tick the APL box on the application form and provide more details of your qualifications and experience on the APL form. You can download this below.

How to apply…….

The first step is to complete our online application below. Once this is complete, the lead for the appropriate intake will be in touch to arrange an interview. 

The online application process has three stages.

If you would like any help with this process or get stuck in any way, please call the admin team on 01482 450000 and they will be glad to help in any way they can.

Stage 1     Download and complete the Personal Statement, Qualifications and Experience form (PSQE) form using the link below.

  1. Download the Word Document PSQE and open it up on your computer.
  2. You may need to click ‘Enable Editing’ near the top of your screen.
  3. Save a copy to your computer – remember where you saved it, you’ll need that later.
  4. Complete the PSQE form with all your personal information, click Save.

Stage 2     Clicking on the link below or on the link at the bottom of your PSQE form will take you through to our Online Application Page where you will be asked to provide further details and upload your completed PSQE form.

Stage 3     Once you have completed your application you will be asked to complete a brief equal opportunities form. 

Finally      We will confirm receipt of your completed application and make contact to discuss your application further. 

Thank you! If you have any further questions please do get in touch and we will be happy to help.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ECPT community very soon.