Centre for Personal & Professional Development
CPPD is one of the UK’s leading humanistic integrative counselling training schools, offering tuition responsive to the needs of each individual student. We value every student’s existing life experiences and skills within our friendly and creative environment. Our courses run in the evening and at weekends, with intakes in Spring as well as Autumn. This provides flexibility for people in employment, or with busy family lives, who want to train in counselling.

Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), CPPD is fully committed to promoting the highest professional standards in its teaching and clinical practices

A key part of the CPPD philosophy is to respect and respond to each student as an individual, valuing the experiences and needs of each student, while also being responsive to the learning group as a whole

CPPD training courses are directed by fully qualified, experienced counsellors who each bring their own unique abilities to help students acquire the right skills and attain their goals. In the words of BACP, CPPD “does not produce clones.”

The CPPD commitment to creating an inclusive community of learners is central to our identity and training philosophy, which aims to:

  • create an inclusive  community of learners rather than a place of instruction
  • recognise and honour trainees’ existing life experiences and skills
  • provide a non-discriminatory environment, valuing commonalities and differences
  • reflect the belief that people who work together are stronger, more effective and more resourceful
  • contribute to the dialogue between traditional and innovative approaches to psychological health

2012
CPPD’s expansion into brand new premises

2009
BACP accredited the Malta training.  The first training outside of the UK to be accredited by the BACP

2007
CPPD launch the three-year BACP accredited training in Malta

2005
During second intake of diploma training in Pakistan, CPPD and several students volunteered

and travelled to Bagh in Pakistan to help with flood victim support

2004
CPPD began the only accredited humanistic counselling training in Northern Ireland
after being approached by the Trauma Panel following recommendation by the BACP

2003
CPPD began a professional counselling training for students who are deaf, facilitated in British Sign Language by a deaf tutor

2002
CPPD were asked by drug addiction treatment centre
AAS (Alleviate Addiction Suffering) to visit Karachi to develop awareness on the subject of addiction and child abuse

1999
Counselling training accredited by the BACP

1998
Jenny Sandelson and Lynne Kaye took over as directors of CPPD

1986
 CPPD Established 

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      Self-Development Testimonial,
    • I was delighted to receive my certificate from the supervision course and would like to thank you all at CPPD for an enjoyable and stimulating experience.

      It was very nurturing and nourishing to be a learner again and I enjoyed every minute of the course – the structure, content, teachers and fellow students all combined to make it a course I have and will recommend to colleagues.

      Well done and grateful thanks.

       

      Ros Purcell, Past CPPD Student
    • After researching various training schools, CPPD captured my interest with its accessible timetable and philosophy towards the student experience. They gave me the skills and confidence to setup in private practice and I haven’t looked back. I have recommended CPPD to friends and colleagues I'm looking forward to undertaking family constellation therapy later in 2012."
      Dylan Watkins, Past CPPD Student, lifetherapyme.co.uk