The Institute of Family Therapy

The UK’s leading providers of family therapy and systemic psychotherapy training

Welcome to the Institute of Family Therapy

We’re the UK’s top-tier providers of family therapy and systemic psychotherapy training. Helping you to find clarity, strength and balance with our expertise.

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Mission & Vision

We want to transform people’s relationships and circumstances for the better.

By striving to embedding systemic practice into family therapy we aim to support all people to challenge the oppressive and difficult aspects of their lives using relationships as resources.


Qualification as a systemic family psychotherapist is a four year process involving three discreet stages: a one year Introductory course, a one year Intermediate course, and a two year qualifying level course. We also offer a post qualifying supervision course. All our professional courses are accredited by the Association of Family Therapy.


The Institute of Family Therapy offers an extensive external training programme based on the core teachings contained in our In-House courses. This ranges from short introductory and subject specific sessions through to more comprehensive programmes.


With so many new ideas forming from diverse practice settings and increasing attention placed on social justice issue, our series of trainings is designed to; explore and address real world practice problems, make a meaningful difference in the social world and include “diversity” of peoples, ideas and interventions.

Family Therapy

In a safe and supportive atmosphere, we believe that bringing people together can help to strengthen bonds and create better communication. Together, we will consider both past events and their influence on the present and future in order to move forward in the most positive way possible.


Being a member of IFT offers a wealth of opportunities and benefits to support your professional growth as a therapist.

These include a range of fee reductions, access to various resources, early notification of career opportunities, and more.


Room Hire

Located within the heart of the City of London and within easy reach of main line and underground stations our suite of rooms are ideal for meetings, training events, conferences and off-sites.

Who are we?

Established in 1977, the Institute of Family Therapy is proud to be the largest family therapy education provider in the UK. With a membership of 180 qualified therapists forming a multidisciplinary teaching faculty with diverse experience and expertise. We are proud to have built an excellent international reputation.

The institute offers high-quality training and clinical work in the field of systemic psychotherapy with families, couples and individuals – both domestically and abroad, offering accessible family therapy education that meets the ever-changing demands of our society.

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