Tavistock qualification in consultation (D10C)

Course overview

This course is a unique professional qualification in consulting to organisations and is delivered from a ‘Tavistock’ systems-psychodynamic perspective.

This programme will support you in the development of your consultancy practice. It includes a work-focused professional practice seminar, consultancy work discussion groups, theory led discussion groups and individual consultancy supervision.

The course is integrated across year groups and you will join with students studying for our professional doctorate in Consultation and the Organisation. You will carry out consultancy projects in different settings and across sectors working alone and as part of a team.

You will become part of a learning community of consultant practitioners and researchers based at our consultancy partner, Tavistock Consulting.

You may choose to transfer to our full professional doctorate in consulting to organisations (D10D) after attending one or more years of the TQC programme. Successful completion of the TQC fulfils 50% of the taught requirements for the professional doctorate.

This course is designed to equip you, as a professional consultant, to work with the complexity of contemporary organisations in private and public sectors. It will also provide you with the capacity to train others in organisational consultancy and provide opportunities for you to develop and deepen your understanding of complex organisational issues, whether you are in or seeking a high level management position.

If you are an organisational consultant or manager who wishes to acquire a thorough grounding in a systems-psychodynamic methodology and develop your practice to an advanced level.

In order to undertake this course, we ask that you:

·       have achieved an MA in consulting to organisations from a systems-psychodynamic perspective, either at the Tavistock or another university. 

·       are engaged in work as a consultant - either employed or self-employed, or as an employee within an organisation with managerial responsibilities. As the teaching methods rely on learning from experience at emotional, social and intellectual levels, a capacity to work in this way is essential.

We welcome applications from those with equivalent experience. You will need to be able to demonstrate that your Master’s course content covered a similar syllabus to the our MA in consulting and leading in organisations or that you have gained equivalent learning and experience independently.


Part-time, monthly on Fridays


Students are required to carry out a minimum of six consultancy assignments throughout the programme, in which they will either work alone or, where appropriate (and where the student has a primary role), as part of a team.  Five of these assignments are written up as detailed case studies (two in Years 1 and 2 and one in year 3). They are assessed on the basis of application of an ethical and client centred systems psychodynamic approach, understanding of organisational function and self-reflective capacity.   Other assignments recorded as field notes as part of a practice log.  This log is then appended to a Professional Development summary report which forms the last assignment which is assessed on the basis of reflective self appraisal, consultancy mindset and the range of work presented.     

Judith Bell headshotJudith is a Chartered Psychologist with more than twenty years experience as an organisational consultant, executive coach and specialist in group dynamics. She is highly skilled at creating containing spaces with individuals and groups to facilitate a deep understanding of personal and organisational complexity. She works ’live’ with her clients, offering insight, meaning and the time to reflect on what is going on in the moment.

Judith has worked across sectors in a variety of industries, from manufacturing to finance and to board level across the NHS and local government. Her clients include Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Ogilvy & Mather, Memery Crystal, Right Management and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Judith’s Tavistock career began as a clinician with children and families, where her experience of working in closely networked systems catalysed a curiosity to understand more about organisational dynamics and the relationship between people and their networks. She has a doctorate degree in psychology, researching the mechanisms of therapeutic change and is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.


£3750 per annum


£7500 per annum

Please note that course fees are subject to a 2 per cent or CPI uplift each year, whichever is greater.

We are happy offer a range of ways to pay your fees, as well as some funding for specific courses.  

Please contact us if you have any questions. 

October 3rd and 4th 

November 7th and 8th 

December 5th and 6th 

January 9th and 10th 

February 13th and 14th 

March 12th and 13th

April 23rd and 24th 

May 21st and 22nd

Open lecture evening of June 10th.

June 11th (symposium) and 12th 

Trust Certificate
Course length:
3 years
Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, NW3 5BA
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Course lead:
Judith Bell