Psychotherapy training centre develops new course to help those working in mental health

Hull business TheEllesmere Centre for Psychotherapy Training has announced a new online training programme for mental health practitioners and student therapists which aims to equip practitioners with the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the field of mental health.

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The programme, which has been developed by the Ellesmere in-house training team and experienced practitioners from the wider mental health and psychotherapy community, is being run due to the boom in demand both for online learning and for mental health education. 

Established for 15 years, The Ellesmere Centre moved their regular psychotherapy training programme online due to the Covid pandemic and subsequently experienced an increase in enquiries from students further afield than their traditional Hull and Yorkshire base. 

Director Kathie Hostick said: “We have been thinking about an online offering for some time but have never really found the time – we’ve been busy enough with our regular students and in-person classes. The pandemic has seen us work hard to provide as much as the same experience to our students online as in person and it has proven to be a success. We are hoping to build on this by providing courses with wider appeal and get more people working in the valuable area of mental health care”.

The Ellesmere Centre has created a 12-module course, all online and available to anyone around the world. The team are working with renowned psychotherapists and mental health professionals to deliver specialist content. The course is certified for those who complete all 12 modules, though the modules are available to take individually for those who just want to brush up on specific topics. The programme is suitable for anyone currently working or training in the counselling, psychotherapy, or mental health professions. 

Trainer and Continuous Professional Development lead Gemma Wardell added: “We are looking forward to using our experience and solid reputation in the field of psychotherapy to help more people into mental health as a career and to support existing practitioners on their journey. Mental health has been impacted by the pandemic and we fully expect a significant upturn in demand for mental health services; services which are dependent upon trained and qualified people coming through.”

The course kicks off with a ‘by donation’ taster session on the 11th of February and anyone who is interested is welcome to join. To book your place you can call The Ellesmere Centre on 01482 702571 or email More information on the full paid programme and modules 2 – 12 can be found at 

[Joanne Brady – The Ellesmere Centre]