Certificate in Group Therapy

This course is intended for qualified practitioners Counsellors/Psychotherapists who are interested in broadening their knowledge of group dynamics.

Whether in the mental health field, social services, education, the voluntary sector or business, and whether the groups people work with are therapy groups, support groups, educational groups or staff groups.

The course will also be of value to those intending to set up a group, those  already working with groups, and to those wanting to better understand their functioning in groups to which they already belong.

Course date: T.B.A
Time: 7pm – 10.15pm
Location: ECS – St. Pauls Centre

Fees: £1695.00
Deposit of £50.00 to secure your place

Additional costs include:
Application £16.00
Interview £40

Maximum participants: 12 

The Course is run by Trainers and Group analysts who are full members of the Institute of Group Analysis

Description of the Certificate Course

The course structure includes theoretical seminars, experiential groups and work discussion groups. Participants will be introduced to key group-analytic theory, concepts and their application in clinical and non-clinical settings.
Issues of diversity and difference will be integral to course content. Participants will be encouraged to contribute their experiences of groups from the many social and professional contexts in which groups operate.

The course will be held on Saturdays between 10am and 1.30pm, for 30 weeks over three terms, from September 30th 2017 to July 2018.


Each weekly session is divided into two parts:
A Theoretical seminar or Work discussion group lasting for 1 ½ hours. The discussion will draw on the participants’ relevant experience in the work place and other group settings.
An Experiential group lasting also for 1 ½ hours..

Applicants will be interviewed by the course convenor before an offer is made.


Additional costs:
Application fee £16.00
Interview fee £40

This course has helped me to understand my patients better and I will pursue more training to help them further with counselling skills.

Ruth J.

This introductory course has been a great eye-opener and it has given me the confidence to move forward with training to become a counsellor.

Peter B.

Since my introduction course I am now on the Certificate course and I will like to continue here at ECS to train on their Diploma course.

Kay L.