P O Box 2555,
T: 01225 482135
F: 01225 482135
Training and accrediting
Length of training
Training hours - 500 hours (normally students achieve at least 600 hours) - of Accredited Training. Of these 500 hours, 360 hours are the minimum of the Core Curriculum provided by the Training Centres in years 1-3. 140 hours are the minimum for further years e.g. year 4 of a Training Centre or a self agreed programme.
GPTI is the Gestalt Psychotherapy and Training Institute. GPTI was founded in 1986, and became a limited company in 1995. They are a membership organisation that provides a framework for the training and accreditation of Gestalt psychotherapists in the UK. There broad aims are to set and uphold high standards of training in Gestalt therapy in the UK; to generally develop and encourage interest in and research into the Gestalt approach to psychotherapy.
GPTI develops and monitors training standards and organises examinations for those wishing to obtain the nationally recognised GPTI Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy. They also assess and accredit prior learning and provide special routes for individuals who have other Gestalt trainings to achieve a Diploma or become U.K.C.P. registered.