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About Us

Our Philosophy



Election of Trustees

Training Programmes

The Minster Centre was founded in 1978 as the first integrative training programme in the UK. It has now established itself as the leading Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Training Institute in Europe. We now cater for around 100 diploma and MA students each year as well as offering a range of short courses, accreditation programmes and continuing professional development.

Registered Charity

We are a registered charity with a driving aim to promote relief of persons suffering from mental, emotional and physical distress. The Centre is committed to high professional standards in its teaching and clinical practices. We provide a highly personal learning environment which supports theoretical, practical and emotional development.

Statutory Regulation

The Minster Centre position is available to to view here.

Codes for Practitioners

The Minster Centre abides by its own Code of Practice and the BACP Ethical Framework

  • The Minster Centre General Code of Ethics
  • Code of Practice Practitioners
  • Code of Practice for Trainers

  • Projects

    In 1998 the Centre began to put its beliefs and aspirations into practice by developing projects. Two are now established:

    The Mapesbury Clinic for People in Exile offers counselling and support to refugees. This is provided largely by refugee counsellors.

    Families without Fear is an innovative domestic violence intervention project, using a mixed psychotherapeutic and educational model to work with perpetrators and their partners.

    We have also built community partnerships working with homeless people and women escaping prostitution and trafficking, to ensure our work remains firmly grounded in the real world and addresses the harsh realities faced by many.

    Memorandum and Articles of Association

    The Minster Centre Memorandum and Articles of Association are available to be viewed/downloaded as a Word document.