Psychotherapy and Counselling Training

Peter Lowis MA, DipPsychotherapy, DipSup, MBACP (Accred), UKCP Reg. Training Facilitator

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My Philosophy of Teaching and Learning

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.”    Albert Einstein

Teaching and learning is an emotional experience. Learning happens best when it emerges from the lived immediacy of experience – be that the immediacy of the relationship between client and therapist, or the lived experience of the training group.

The training group itself and the relationships that exist within it offer some of the most valuable learning opportunities of all.

True learning ultimately cannot come from without, cannot be taught in the sense of “this is the right way to do it,” as this undermines students’ capacity to develop their own unique relationship to course material.

Psychotherapy emphasises an accepting, caring stance towards the client, which includes empathy, respectful challenge and authentic relating. I aim to embody such attitudes as much in my work with trainees as with clients.

The tutor should desire that his students will, before long, exceed him in knowledge and ability.  


Areas of Specialism

As a tutor and trainer, my areas of specialism include: Psychotherapy Integration; An Integrative approach to Object Relations; Time-Limited Counselling and Brief Dynamic Therapy; Working with Depression and Developing Private Practice. 

Click on these links to download publicity for the following workshops, each of which can be tailored to suit your organisation's needs: Time-Limited Therapy; The Night-Sea Journey; Building Your Private Practice

Experienced Trainer

I have more than 10 years' experience as a training facilitator in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy. To date, I have delivered extensive introductory training to counsellors at: Childine (1998 to 2001), introductory and advanced training to students on placement at Off Centre (2002 to 2004), skills-development training to psychotherapy students at The Minster Centre (2004) and advanced training in  Humanistic-Integrative Counselling to final-year students at CPPD Counselling School, where I held the position of Core Tutor 2007 to 2009. I also delivered training on behalf of CPPD International in Derry, Northern Ireland, and Malta. Currently, I teach on the Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) (2009 – ongoing). 



 “I would recommend this training to others because I learned a lot and it was thought provoking and rich”

“I felt very welcomed. The weekend was well organised – good administration.”

“Deep-rooted, very useful, good value. I hope this trainer will come again.”

Working with Depression training June 2011, Barnet Community Counselling