Training for Therapists

Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy

with Cabby Laffy

Current course: September 2020 – June 2022, London Venue: Spiral

Next Course: January 2021 - November 2020, London Venue: Spiral

This two-year training in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy is aimed at practitioners working in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy, sexual health and/or complementary and alternative medicine. It offers an opportunity for personal and professional development for those wishing to enhance their work with clients’ psychosexual health issues. The course is COSRT approved and accredited with the National Council of Psychotherapists.

Our approach is integrative, holistic, and appreciative of diverse sexualities.

For details and a brochure, see

Certificate in working with Couples and other Relationships

with Cabby Laffy and Shana Laffy

This course is run through Heartful Therapy Training in conjunction with The Grove

The course dates are spread over 4 training events run on a Saturday and Sunday in 2020:

19 & 20 September New Dates
24 & 25 October
21 & 22 November
12 & 13 December

Venue: De Vere West One training centre, 9-10 Portland Place W1

For further details and to book please contact the Grove directly:

Embodied Relating:  The Ground of Psychotherapy

A one year course led by Nick Totton

Spiral Centre – dates to be confirmed
Five weekend workshops £1250

Nick Totton – I am a therapist and
trainer with over 30
 years experience.
 Originally a Reichian
 body therapist, I have
 explored widely in a
number of therapy modalities, and now
 practice and teach Em
 Therapy and Wild
 Therapy. I have a
 grown up daughter. I have written several books, including Body Psychotherapy: An Intro- duction; Wild Therapy; Not A Tame Lion; Embodied Relating: The Ground of Psychotherapy; and Press When Illuminated: New and Selected Poems. I live in Cornwall with my partner and grow vegetables.

Embodied-Relational Therapy – Embodied-Relational Therapy (or ERT, for short) is an holistic integrative approach focusing on two facts about human beings: we are embodied and in relationship. ERT draws a great deal from other therapies, particularly those from the body psychotherapy tradition, and brings these ideas and techniques into a new synthesis with its own unique flavour and values. We describe this in terms of seven metaskills: Awareness, Trust, Contactfulness, Spontaneity, Spaciousness, Relaxation and Wild Mind.

For more information on ERT, including the two year training with an optional third year on Wild Therapy, go to

Course structure – The course consists of five non-residential weekend workshops at the Spiral Centre, 2 Shelburne Road, Islington N7 6DL, London.

 – The Spiral Centre is a holistic therapy centre in Islington, London, offering counselling, psychotherapy and complementary therapy. The workshop will be in a large ground floor room with a breakout space and garden access. Teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Dates and times – to be confirmed

They will start at 10 am each day and end at 5 pm each Saturday and 4.30 pm each Sunday.

Cost – The course will cost £1250. This is payable as a deposit of £250 to secure a place, then £200 on or near each weekend. Some bursaries may be available, please ask.

Participants – There will be between eight and fourteen group members. Most members will be practising therapists or counsellors, but I may make exceptions in particular circumstances; please contact me if you want to explore this.

Booking – To book or find out more please contact Nick, 01726 817620, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you haven’t worked with me before, you will need to arrange to have a chat.

This course is based on Nick’s book: Embodied Relating: The Ground of Psychotherapy, and aims to give the ideas of the book a base in experience, and to apply them to clinical situations.

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