Open Learning Course

Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy

Explore historical and contemporary influences of transpersonal psychotherapy and counselling and consider how such approaches inform current psychotherapeutic understanding and practice.

Start date: February 2023. Length of study: 10 weeks. Tuition: £450


Transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy situate the process of psychological healing and maturation in the wider context of spiritual development. This course explores the main features of these approaches, and their associated techniques and models.


This course explores the main features of the transpersonal approaches to counselling and psychotherapy, covering a wide range of aspects such as the diverse transpersonal therapeutic frameworks, the integration of the spiritual connection in the therapeutic process, the rich variety of transpersonal techniques, and the transpersonal models of psychopathology. Special attention is given to analyse the challenges and dangers associated to these approaches, and to how to work on the shadows and egoic patterns of the therapist so their interference in the therapeutic process is minimized. 

The course combines theoretical contents with practical exercises which provide an experiential understanding of the involved concepts and techniques. Whether wishing to explore how transpersonal psychotherapy and counselling theory and techniques might be integrated into practice, if already a trained therapist, or whether aiming to learn how transpersonal perspectives might inform understanding and involvement in wider contexts, this course will provide a general perspective of how to foster and assist processes of psychospiritual healing and maturation.

Accordion Content
  1. Explore what a transpersonal approach to counselling and psychotherapy looks like in practice.
  2. Get to know a wide range of transpersonal techniques. 
  3. Explore a set of experiential exercises related to the main features of transpersonal counselling and psychotherapy, with application to a variety of contexts and professions.
  4. Participate in experiential webinars that provide sample experiences of the core concepts and techniques.
  5. Deepen the awareness of the negative role that shadows and egoic patterns may play in therapeutic settings and more generally in interpersonal relationships, and learn some approaches to overcome and heal them.

There are no formal entry requirements to join this course. Come and study purely for personal interest and enrichment … and get the same level access as our postgraduate students who will be studying alongside you!

As the course begins, you will be provided with reading resources and a syllabus which will list the schedule and any activities required as part of the course. The course features discussion forums, experiential activities and several live webinars.

Course tutor

Gabriel Fernandez-Borsot Headshot

Gabriel Fernandez Borsot, PhD

Philosopher and transpersonal psychotherapist

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