Welcome to...


Did you know your Internet Explorer is out of date?

To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version or other web browser. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.

Just click on the icons to get to the download page

If you understand that your browser is inadequate but you still wish to view the site click here

MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy

Director of Studies: Dr Alan Priest

Please note: Should you wish to apply for this course, normally you would need to attend an Introductory Workshop before completing and submitting a formal application. However, please proceed to application stage due to the current Covid 19 situation. For more information, please select the ‘Introductory Workshop’ option from the sidebar on the left of your screen.

Link to our latest Covid-19 News Update

We are excited to announce that Metanoia Institute has begun the process to be able to award its own degrees. We are currently waiting for the outcome of our initial submission to the Office for Students (OfS) with the intention that all students on undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes will be enrolling for Metanoia Institute degrees from September 2022. For full details please see Update on our application for degree-awarding powers 

A five year part-time training, leading to a Diploma and MSc degree in Humanistic Psychotherapy and a qualification to practice as a psychotherapist, together with an optional Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.

Due to the popularity of our Diploma in Humanistic Counselling Diploma with BSc (Hons) Degree, and as a result of student feedback, we have decided to offer a further Humanistic training course, namely a Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapy, together with an MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy awarded by Middlesex University. As with all of our psychotherapy trainings, the last three years of this five year programme, contribute to the award of an MSc.

Metanoia's Humanistic psychotherapy qualification provides an in-depth training for those planning to take up a career as a psychotherapist. The course takes place over four taught years.

The course includes theoretical input, skills training, personal development and practical experience of working with clients. Students in the third year and above may also opt to take the Metanoia Clinical Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling, which is gained via additional study days and a written and oral examination. This counselling diploma provides a path to BACP accreditation.

Students graduate from the Humanistic psychotherapy course, through the successful completion of a 15,000 word written examination and an oral examination. 

This course is also accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by Metanoia Institute, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University.

For full course details including dates, course structure, and more see the downloads section below.


MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy Course Enquiry

If you have any questions please get in contact with us below and we will respond to your enquiry.