• Certificate in Psychotherapy, Counselling  Coaching

    The one year NSPC foundation course in psychotherapy, counselling and coaching, which can be taken on a weekly or on an intensive basis and presents three terms of study and training, leads to the NSPC foundation certificate in psychotherapy and counselling.   This, or an equivalent foundation certificate is a requirement for entry onto one of our post-graduate courses. 

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    Continuing your Professional Development

    NSPC has a full programme of CPD, short courses and Community Interest Workshops. 

    Established trained professionals may take any of our course modules for the purpose of continuing professional development (CPD).  Each of our modules can be taken as a stand-alone course, allowing you to ‘pick and mix’ your learning

    NSPC will provide certificates for successful completion of any of its CPD courses. 


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    MSc in Psychotherapy Studies

    This distance-learning course--taught totally online--is  validated by Middlesex University,  and leads to an MSc awarded by Middlesex.  We welcome students from anywhere in the world. The course covers all of the sciences basic to psychotherapy (following the curriculum for the European Certificate of Psychotherapy). 

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    MSc in Typical  Atypical Development through  the Life Span

    The course covers the theory and introduces the skills that are required for a mental health professional, teacher, or other professional to work with people with autism spectrum and related developmental disorders.
    It may also be of interest to parents and people with a developmental disorder.
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    MA in Existential Coaching

    The Master of Arts in Existential Coaching is validated by Middlesex University and leads to an MA degree awarded by the University.  Successful completion of this 2-year programme leads to a sufficient number of hours of training and coaching practice for candidates to be able to apply for membership of the International Coaching Federation and various other coaching qualification schemes.  

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    DCPsych in Counselling Psychology  Psychotherapy by  Professional Studies

    This is a joint Middlesex University and New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling programme. It will lead to a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy with a specialization in existential counselling psychology.

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    DProf in Existential Psychotherapy  Counselling by  Professional Studies

    This is a joint Middlesex University and New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling programme. It will lead to a Doctorate  by Professional Studies in Psychotherapy and Counselling with a specialization in existential psychotherapy

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    • Contact Us

      NSPC Ltd

      Existential Academy

      61-63 Fortune Green Road


      NW6 1DR


      Tel:  + 0845 5577752 (2p per minute from UK Landline)
      Tel from abroad or from a mobile:  +44 (0) 207 435 8067
      Email: admissions@nspc.org.uk 

      Opening Hours

      Office Hours:
      Monday 9am - 5pm
      Tuesday 9am - 5pm
      Wednesday 9am - 5.30pm
      Thursday 9am - 5pm
      Friday 9am - 5pm
      Saturday 9am - 5pm
      Sunday Closed


    • Fortune Green

      Our premises

      We can be found at 61-63 Fortune Green Road, a building fitted out for us and offering the latest in teaching technology and excellent study facilities.

      All parts of the building can be accessed by wheel chair.  There is a hearing induction loop in our large lecture room, and Braille signs on the doors to assist the visually impaired.  If you have special access needs, and want to check those out with us before you visit, please contact Dawn on 0845 5577752 or by email at admin@nspc.org.uk.

      We look forward to meeting you.

    • Pay Us a Visit

      NSPC is located at the Existential Academy,  in a prize winning building close to the Finchley Road. 

      The Existential Academy is adjacent to Tesco and surrounded by the Hampstead Cemetery, an important green space.

      Our address is: Existential Academy, 61-63 Fortune Green Road, 

      London NW6 1DR

      Fortune Green Road is in West Hampstead, close to the Finchley Road. The Jubilee tube line, West Hampstead rail station, and West Hampstead Thameslink Rail stations are just 15minutes walk away. There is a frequent bus service (number 328)  from these stations with a stop right outside our building. You can check the timetable and stopping points of the 328 along with where indiividual buses are here.  Many bus shelters have screens showing when the next bus is due. 

      We have hoops in the back of the building for cyclists to securely lock bicycles. 

      Bus and train information is available from Transport for London, which also provides  regular updates about any changes in the normal servicee

      Planning to come by car?

      Traffic and parking restrictions make driving to our building an unattractive choice, and we recommend car use only for users who have a disability that makes public transport, walking or cycling impossible. The building is close to the North Circular Road, and to the end of the M1.  There is short-term, metered on street parking with spaces immediately outside the building, but no long-term parking nearby.

    • Academic staff

      Our Academic core team

      Principal: Prof. Emmy van Deurzen  

      Deputy principal: Prof. Digby Tantam 

      Deputy course leader (DCPsych): Dr. Claire Arnold-Baker 

      Deputy course leader (DProf): Dr. Charlotte Macgregor

      Deputy course leader (coaching course): Dr. Tracy Jenkins

      Placement Coordinator: Dr. Simone Lee

      In addition, NSPC works with over 70 consultant teachers, clinical supervisors, and research supervisors 

    • Emmy van Deurzen


    • Digby Tantam

    • Dawn Farrow

    • Lindsay van Dijk

    • Sasha Smith

    • Julia Humphries

    • Luke Cannon

    • Becky Loughead

      Becky works at NSPC two days a week.


For a graphic display of a happiness, satifaction, or well being score

This is a useful tool provided by NSPC to convert a ratio into a graphic. Put in the highest score--say for life satisfaction--and then put in the actual score and you get a facial expression that ranges from very happy (high actual score) to frowning (low actual score). You can download the graphic. We use it in our respondent surveys.
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