Frequently Asked QuestionsPlease find below the most commonly asked questions about training with the centre. Of course if your question is not answered here, please email us as we would be happy to help.
Do you teach a specific form of the constellations methodology?
We teach a diverse, integrative and soul-oriented approach to systemic family constellations, including classical Hellinger family constellations, solution-focused (structural), trauma and ritual-based approaches. This way, students can develop a broad systemic vision and discover a way of working which is true for them.
What qualifications do I get at the end of this training course? Are your family constellations courses accredited with the UKCP or BACP?
The representative bodies for psychotherapy and counseling in the UK do not yet recognize Family Constellations as a therapeutic field in its own right. For this reason, we have implemented a Code of Practice and professional guidelines for our students. The training can, however, count as part of your continuing professional development (see below).
Do these Constellations courses count towards my Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?
Yes, many students who attend the training do log the attendance hours, as provided on the final certificate that we issue, as part of their formal ongoing professional development in different fields of work (therapy, social work, etc).
What level are these courses?
These professional and vocational courses are the equivalent of a degree level, in terms of the intellectual understanding & educational achievement required – i.e. the teaching & learning is to degree level standard.
What happens if I can’t attend all the dates on a particular training?
It is not always possible for students to manage all the course dates, whether due to existing commitments, or an unexpected absence. The tutor or learning coordinator will pass on any handouts or literature, and help the student to catch up on any key elements missed. The missed hours will be reflected on the final attendance certificate and do not affect fee paid.
How many tutorial sessions will there be on the training? When and where are these held?
Students on our training courses are assigned to a tutorial group at the beginning of the course, often based on their location. Most courses offer two tutorial sessions. These take place at a mutually agreed time and place to suit the whole tutorial group, which typically meets together. They are also organized around travel from overseas. Some provision is made for those who need to meet the tutors separately.
What other benefits are included in the training package?
Students on the training courses are also offered a certain number of free places at the constellations workshops run by the tutors. If you then want to attend further workshops, places are offered at a discounted rate.
As an overseas student, I can’t attend the English peer practice group. Can I use my daily work to practice the principles?
Yes, you can do the practice element of this work in your own country. Most year groups typically have 2 or 3 students who travel over to the UK to do the training and do this.
Do you offer payment by installments?
With the exception of 1-day workshops and one-off module(2 or 3-day long), we offer a payment plan to students doing training courses. An initial deposit is made upon confirmation of a place offered on the course, and then a payment schedule is agreed. This is usually eight or so payment installments over the duration of the course, unless an extended arrangement is agreed.
Do you offer bursaries, and if so, how can I apply?
We offer a limited number of bursary places for the core training courses to students who have limited funds. Candidates need to request and then complete a bursary application form. Each person is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and this is processed separately from and without affecting the main training application.