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Pluralistic Therapy

Learn how to look at the practical implications of, a pluralistic approach to counselling, psychotherapy and psychological practice. 

This framework was developed with John McLeod in the 2000s, and has since been adopted by a number of practitioners and training institues across the UK and internationally. 

The pluralistic approach is a collaborative, integrative perspective, deeply rooted in humanistic and person-centred values. Its fundamental premise is that each client is unique, and therefore may need different things from therapy

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the basic principles of a pluralistic approach to counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Recognise evidence and arugments that support, and challenge, a personalised approach to therapy
  • Explain the ways in which they are able to help clients, and the methods they use to facilitate this
  • Critically discuss the strengths, and limits, of 'metatherapeutic communication': talking to clients about what they want from therapy 
  • Apply basic methods of metatherapeutic communication
  • Critically evaluate the use of process and outcome measures in therapeutic practice

Date: Saturday 24th July 2021 9:30am - 4:30pm BST.

This online event is hosted by 

For dates and ticketing information, please visit our Eventbrite page



Course Details

Online Workshop Schedule: 

  • Session 1: Introduction to pluralisitic therapy: What it is and why it might be helpful
  • Session 2: Self-reflection: What I offer clients and how I do that 
  • Session 3: Metatherapeutic communication: Talking to clients about what they want from therapy
  • Session 4: Using measures to enhance pluralisitic practice

Our CPD workshops are open to anyone who is interested in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly aimed at counsellors, psychotherapists and those in helping professions who work therapeutically with others.

How to apply:

Follow our Eventbrite page for dates, workshop information and to book your tickets. 


What our Students Say

“The course has opened up my mind and my emotions to all aspects of human life both positive and negative. Because of this, I believe I am a much more rounded person & the possibilities are endless. For me the practical application along with the academic understanding really enriches the course...”
Suzanne Richards - Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling Graduate

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