Welcome to Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute

Welcome to the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Nottingham!

On behalf of our teaching and admin staff teams and our wider community of students and graduates, it gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and to your Staffordshire University validated degree course. We hope that you find your time studying with us to be exciting, stimulating, stretching and life changing as you prepare to join the professions of counselling and psychotherapy and that you will find, as many who have trained with us have found, that you make relationships which will last beyond the course and sustain you into the work you engage in post qualification. We look forward to meeting you in due course and wish you the very best as you begin your journey with us.

With warm good wishes

Alison Fookes, Director, and Amanda Ackroyd, Director of Business Operations

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you as a Staffordshire University student studying at one of our partner institutions. You may be studying closer to home, or studying a specialised course that matches your interests, but you are as much a student of the University as those students who study with us on our main University campuses.

The Student Recruitment, Admissions and Partnerships Service and the academic Schools at the University work very closely with our partner institutions to ensure that you, our students, have a great experience whilst studying your Staffordshire University award.

I wish you all the best for the coming academic year.

Sapreena Kumari, Executive Director of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Partnerships, Staffordshire University

When do I need to enrol?

You will receive an invitation via email to invite you to complete your online enrolment. Please ensure you do this as soon as possible as this will give you access to a range of University resources and information to help you to prepare for your new course.

When your course is ready for you to complete your enrolment, you will receive a separate email with your enrolment invitation. These invitations are being sent out over the course of late July and Early August. Please make sure you keep checking your email account.


You can find all the most important information, including, Evision, news, and library resources on Beacon.

Beacon is accessible direct via a web browser at https://beacon.staffs.ac.uk, or as a downloadable app for your compatible iOS/Android device.


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