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Introduction to Psychotherapy

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The Introduction to Psychotherapy course is ideal for those who are just starting out in this profession and wish to test their skills and knowledge. It covers the fundamental areas of psychotherapy, including how to conduct online sessions.

As an introductory training course, this training program will take you through the basics of psychotherapy, providing an overview of the role of the psychotherapist, the history of psychotherapy and the different professional settings in which psychotherapists can work.

You will learn about the potential clients of psychotherapy and will familiarise with the different types of psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). With step-by-step guidance, it covers how to conduct the first therapy session, form positive therapeutic relationships with your clients and work with families, children and groups.

  • Accredited by CPD
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Developed by qualified professionals
  • Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet, smartphone-friendly
  • 24/7 Learning Assistance
  • Discounts on bulk purchases

Sneak Peek

Who should take the course


This comprehensive training course applies to anyone interested in working in the field of psychotherapy. Professions in this field include: 

  • Psychotherapist
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Group Counsellor


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between psychology, counselling and psychotherapy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of a psychotherapist and where they work
  • Identify the types of people who would benefit from psychotherapy
  • Set up the therapeutic environment and maintain a positive therapeutic relationship
  • Conduct individual, child, family and couple psychotherapy sessions
  • Understand the different approaches in psychotherapy, including CBT
  • Conduct online therapy sessions and work as an online psychotherapist
  • List the benefits of both short-term and long-term psychotherapy


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.

Course Curriculum

In module one, we will be introduced to the course instructor, learning about their professional background and expertise. It also includes the key topics that will be covered in the course.

In module two, we will explore the history of psychotherapy, looking at the difference between counselling and psychotherapy. We will also learn about the role of psychotherapists and the different professional settings in which they can work.

In module three, we will gain an understanding of the types of people who benefit from psychotherapy and how to build a therapeutic relationship with clients. It covers long-term and short-term therapy.

In module four, we will take a close look at the first psychotherapy session and what it involves. It also explores psychotherapy practices for treating children, as well as individual, group and family therapy.

In module five, we will familiarise with the different types of psychotherapy and the various approaches in psychotherapy, from CBT to a humanistic approach.

In module six, we will learn how to get set up as an online psychotherapist, with step-by-step guidance on how to conduct online therapy sessions.

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