Words from Our Graduates
A uniquely profound and educational experience. I enjoyed every moment, even when challenging! The combination of theory, practice and research gave a strong overall training which prepared us for professional life in a way that I couldn’t have anticipated. The personal journey was equally important to me as the professional aspects of the training.
The range of lecturers – this worked for me as I got to experience, and engage with, a wide range of existential practice. Engaging with many different perspectives provided a rich learning experience.
Excellent, great staff, good mix of students and interesting modules.
The DCPsych changed my life and the direction of my career and allowed me to realise my life-long dream of becoming a psychological practitioner. The programme at NSPC, with its flexible and varied learning options, enabled me to fit in study with a busy career and family life. The quality of teaching was outstanding and the opportunity to explore a range of psychological-therapeutic theories enabled me to determine my own identity as a psychologist.
It was a huge learning experience in so many levels. Lecturers were experienced practitioners willing to share their experiences. A well-structured programme with small classes
I was allowed to create my own style of practicing and thinking without insistence on archaic and unhelpful psychological theories. Digby’s neurological expertise mixed with Emmy’s philosophical expertise created an environment where science and philosophy could coexist and thrive. The admin team of Dawn and Sasha were always supportive.
The combination of rigorous academic engagement and experiential encounter Exercises, with the deep commitment in philosophy and existentialism, have prepared me for advanced professional work in both private and institutional practice. I’m very grateful.
My time at NSPC was challenging, but life affirming and part of a key turning period in my life. One always had a sense that one was at a serious academic institution with high standards that one had to step up to. It opened doors to spheres of knowledge I had had no contact with before. Although I found this very hard for quite a long time, I now see how it sparked a thirst for personal development and experience that has helped me develop a new meaning and purpose for the second half of my working life. I am so grateful for having had this experience and sticking it out to a productive end, or at least stopping off point, before returning for more.
What never seems to amaze me is just how perfect, both in terms of content and timing, the NSPC modules are. This course, in my opinion at least, is so well thought through and constructed. I have studied psychotherapy and counselling elsewhere. One of my clinical supervisors also thinks so too.