About CBPC

CBPC offers Psychotherapy, Training, Supervision, and Continuing Professional Development Courses.

We are a leading edge centre of excellence for body psychotherapy and have been established since 1989. Body psychotherapy is known as Somatic psychotherapy in the USA.

We are offer in person psychotherapy.

We have a no waiting list policy for individual psychotherapy.

Training as a body psychotherapist

The next Open Event will be in the autumn on a Friday to find out about training and has 12 places.
Cost: £10.00. Please contact us to book.

The next batch of interviews for training is on Friday 7th June 2024 for training for the Diploma in Body Psychotherapy starting in September 2024. We may off one more batch of interviews for autumn 2024 training. The training is an in person training. We have a maximum of 12 places. Currently about half the places have been allocated.

The centre offers:

  • Individual Body Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Body Psychotherapy leading to UKCP registration
  • Certificate level training in Biodynamic Massage as a complementary therapy
  • Continuing Professional Development Training e.g. Somatic Trauma Therapy Training with Babette Rothschild – online training
  • Short introductory courses
  • Supervision and Consultation

How Can Body Psychotherapy Help?

Any difficulties that you may have will show physically as well as in how you feel and are thinking. Body psychotherapy (Somatic Psychotherapy) includes talking, but with the inclusion of paying attention to what your body is trying to tell you. Most difficulties in relationships and personal problems can be helped by body psychotherapy. This includes stress, which is often experienced as irritability, weepiness, aches and pains, sleeplessness, exhaustion and lack of interest in life. Body psychotherapy can also be helpful for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, loss (of a loved one, meaning and direction in life, spiritual connection), long term illness, lack of confidence, intimacy issues, unstable relationships, blocks to creativity and fuller enjoyment of life.

Body psychotherapy is an inclusive term and, in recent times, has become associated with working with trauma. There are particular forms of body psychotherapy, which specialise in this, e.g. Somatic Experiencing (Peter Levine), but in the UK working with trauma is part of any body psychotherapy training. However, body psychotherapy is much more than working with trauma. It focusses on being fully alive and feeling joy in life and what is stopping that.

We do not maintain a waiting list and you could expect to start psychotherapy within two weeks of contacting us. This is now in person. There is ample free parking and a spacious garden creating a tranquil environment not far from the centre of Cambridge.

OPEN EVENTS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TRAINING IN BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY

The next Open Event will be in the autumn on a Friday and has 12 places.
Cost: £10.00. Please contact us to book.

The next batch of interviews for training in 2024 will be on Friday 7th June 2024. We take 12 students each year.

Our main course textbook is “Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication in Psychotherapy” by Gill Westland (Norton, 2015). Copies are available to purchase at reduced cost at open evenings.

SOMATIC TRAUMA THERAPY TRAINING WITH BABETTE ROTHSCHILD 2024-2025

Babette Rothschild is offering Somatic Trauma Therapy Training again for 2025-2026. The training is online with maximum numbers of 24 participants. It is a Continuing Professional Development training for qualified practitioners. Dates for 2025-2026 will be announced in June and booking will open.


FILM TO PURCHASE
ONE DAY CONFERENCE: BEING IN TOUCH: COMMUNICATING THROUGH TOUCH IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

A film of the day is available to buy from Whole Being Films
https://wholebeingfilms.com/product/being-in-touch-conference-2022/

The conference explored touch in psychotherapy with neuroscientists. Speakers were Professor Francis McGlone, Dr Katerina Fotopoulou, Dr Natalie Bowling, Tom Warnecke, Susan Frazer, Gill Westland, Dr David Tune, Dr Elya Steinberg, sissy lykou

We shall offer another conference on Touch in Psychotherapy in July 2025

JOURNAL OF BODY, MOVEMENT AND DANCE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

The Journal of Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy is the main international peer reviewed academic journal for body psychotherapy. Some articles are free to download and articles written by CBPC staff are consistently in the top 10 most read articles online. Journal BMDP

For more detailed information about the development of CBPC and other articles of interest about body psychotherapy please see the Articles Page

CAMBRIDGE BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY CENTRE IS A FULL MEMBER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM COUNCIL FOR BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY (UKCP)