Training Counsellors & Psychotherapists since 1993

The training institute is led by Fabienne Chazeaux & John Wilson

  • Temenos Education

    The Temenos philosophy is steeped in the Person-centred approach to life and learning. Temenos has a long reputation of training practitioners in a deeply experiential, relational and unstructured environment especially in all our advanced program.

  • Temenos Pedagogy & Philosophy

    Fabienne and John are passionate about a learning pedagogy that is based in environments that create the most freedom while at the same time holding a strong container for attachment and growth. Believing that growth and transformation are only possible in environments that contain both high challenge and high levels of support.

  • Temenos Transformation

    If you step into the Temenos, transformation is inevitable! The training graduates practitioners who are professional, powerful and are making their unique contribution.

A 29 years legacy of counselling, facilitation, and supervision trainings

  • Temenos location

    Temenos delivers training online and face-to-face to students from all parts of the world. Temenos is currently based in Sheffield, UK. Join one of our program and learn with Colin Lago, Peggy Nattielo, Maggi MacAllisterMcGregor, KateDunn, Elise Marshall, etc

  • Temenos faculty

    The Temenos faculty are expert and experienced in the delivery of contemporary therapist education and the facilitation of personal and professional development.

  • A safe & challenging place to learn and grow

    The Temenos tutor team are experienced and expert in facilitating the integration of the learning of each student. They will support each student in the practise of counseling or supervision skills and feedback from colleagues and tutors, along with reflection on theoretical, ethical and legal implications for contemporary counselling and supervision.

Our Philosophy

  • Our training is based on the theory and practice of Carl Rogers’ approach to therapy and to learning.Fundamentally, Rogers based his work on the view that all organisms tend to actualise towards health, growth and creativity, a trend which is found in all organisms, including people, whether as individuals or operating in groups.

  • Drawing on the rich international tradition of the person-centred approach (PCA), with over sixty five years of research and practice, the training at Temenos seeks to promote, develop and advance students’ knowledge, understanding and practice of person-centred approaches

  • Training offers a facilitated group learning environment which balances the ‘internal’ locus of the needs of students, with the locus of external realities and needs (about knowledge, skills and practice) of clients, accrediting bodies, and professional registration, such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and its Humanistic and Integrative Section (HIPS) of which Temenos is a Member Organisation.

  • Temenos acknowledges the increasing and proper concern about therapy as a profession and standards of training and practice. We provide a high standard of theoretical and skills training in the context of legal, ethical and organisational considerations in the development of therapy as a profession, and are committed to research. At the same time, Temenos is concerned about the over professionalisation and rigid codification of therapy as a helping and healing activity. In view of this we have designed the structure and content of the programme not only to provide maximum flexibility for students, but also to promote independence of thought in relation to theory and practise and to the processes of education/training, accreditation, registration and validation.