SCPTI was established in 1991 as a therapy training institute. We are now based in a beautiful Victorian building near to the South Beach once owned by Lord Beeforth, Mayor of Scarborough in the 1890s.
Our primary aim is to benefit the public welfare and further the advancement of public education, by developing a range of activities in counselling and psychotherapy. We promote a rigorous professionalism grounded in excellence in practice and concern, compassion and humanity, both in the provision of skilled practitioner services and professional training.
By streamlining administration and staffing, we keep our fee structure as competitive as possible - offering high quality professional accredited training at the most reasonable rates in the UK.
SCPTI has for several years been developing links with the community through the provision of clinical support to the employees of the borough council, commercial organisations and the local mental health services. In the next few years we intend to expand and extend our range of specialist clinical services.
SCPTI is a full member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and, therefore, provides accredited training that enables our graduates to enter the UKCP national register of professional therapists.
SCPTI has an active equal opportunities policy and our Code of Ethics is in line with UKCP guidelines.
The Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute keeps abreast of developments within the wider community of counselling and psychotherapy through its membership of the:
Active membership of these organisations, together with a serious commitment to continued growth and development means that professional training at SCPTI remains at the leading edge of psychotherapy and counselling education in the UK and Europe.
SCPTI has three Executive Directors: Emily Rooney, Peter Lavender and Tim Carrette.
Our teaching teams include:
Dr Heward Wilkinson
Diane Blake (ATM)*
Kirsty Beautridge (ATM)
And many more contributing to our wide range of CPD events
* Associate Teaching Member
Our training programmes are periodically revised in the light of developments in training standards within UKCP and the European Association for Psychotherapy and we are constantly updating our portfolio of courses. We believe that professional training at SCPTI is at the forefront of professional training in the UK and Europe.
SCPTI is a company limited by guarantee (registered number 08351295).