Further training in CBT

Many of our students complete our foundation courses as the first step towards further training.  Others use our Foundation courses to find out about CBT or to explore whether CBT training might be for them and discover they’re hooked!

Professional training in CBT

Our students are often interested in using CBT to support and extend an existing role.  They may be substance misuse workers or nurses who are already using CBT based interventions in their work. Some of our students have been keen to train as a CBT therapist, maybe building on the skills and experience they developed in the course of their work life or maybe seizing the chance to do something completely different!

Not sure?

We offer the opportunity for you to talk to a trained therapist with experience of working in a number of settings and who has been involved in counselling and CBT training at all levels.  So if you’re not sure whether CBT training is for you or what kind of  training you should be considering, you could book a career development advice session. These are held over the phone (landlines only) at a time to suit you and last 45 minutes.  The cost is £25 and you can book using the ‘Contact us’ form.  We will reply by email to organise a time that is convenient for you.

The kinds of questions and concerns people bring include:

  • What are the costs involved over and above course fees?
  • What about distance learning?
  • What kind of experience is needed?
  • I have found a course in my area but its not accredited, does that matter?
  • How much will I be able to earn once I am qualified?
  • I have a psychology or nursing degree so do I really need to complete a foundation and certificate course before applying for a diploma?
  • I have been a CBT client, should I mention this in an application?
  • I don’t have any experience of working with people, will that count against me?
  • What are the pros and cons of full time and part time training?
  • I would like to work with children but there are no Diploma courses in my area, what should I do?
  • Can you help me with my application or prepare for my interview?


Finding a suitable course:

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)offer an accreditation scheme recognising those Diploma courses that offer a proper professional training. For a full list of accredited diploma courses in counselling and CBT see: http://www.bacp.co.uk/accreditation/Accredited%20Course%20Search/

Beware courses that have advertised as accredited but are not listed on their website, or about courses that claim to be ‘applying for accreditation’, ‘eligible for accreditation’, ‘teaching to BACP standards’, ‘approved’ or ‘recognised’ by BACP.  If the course isn’t listed, it is not accredited

The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) also has information on their website about training courses, accreditation and jobs.