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Psychotherapist Training Course

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This Psychotherapist Training Course is a practical training course for anyone looking to become a qualified psychotherapist. It covers the skills and qualifications required to kickstart your career, as well as theoretical and practical knowledge of psychotherapy.

This in-depth training course covers different approaches and schools of thought. In addition to learning about the different types of psychological disorders and forms of psychotherapy, you will gain a practical understanding of how to start a psychotherapy practice and set up the therapeutic environment. 

Through case studies and step-by-step guidance, you will learn how to conduct individual, group, couple and online therapy sessions, developing your active listening and person-centred communication skills along the way. 

  • 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 is a must for aspiring psychotherapists and those who wish to work in a similar role, such as:

  • Psychotherapist
  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Clinical 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:

  • Understand the differences between counselling and psychotherapy
  • Set up the therapeutic environment and maintain a positive therapeutic relationship with clients
  • Demonstrate excellent active listening and person-centred therapy skills
  • Identify the different types and forms of psychotherapy
  • Assess the mental health of clients and understand the causes of different mental health conditions
  • Support clients who are self-harming or having suicidal thoughts
  • Conduct individual, group, couple and online therapy sessions
  • Set up their own psychotherapy practice and advertise their professional services


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 learn about the instructor and their professional background in the field of psychotherapy. It also discusses the key topics that will be explored throughout the course.

In module two, we will explore the definition of psychotherapy, as well as the main differences between counselling and psychotherapy. It also covers the types of people that need and benefit from psychotherapy. 

In module three, we will learn how to set up a therapeutic environment and explore the principles of maintaining a positive therapeutic relationship. We will also develop our active listening skills and learn some effective stress management techniques.

In module four, we will learn what person-centred therapy entails and the skills required for providing person-centred therapy. It also includes an in-depth overview of Gestalt therapy and existential psychotherapy. 

In module five, we will explore the different forms of psychotherapy, from CBT to psychodynamic therapy.

In module six, we will explore the different types of mental health conditions, taking an in-depth look at their causes, symptoms and treatment. It includes eating disorders, anxiety, depression and schizophrenia.

In module seven, we will take a look at the different ways we can support clients who self-harm and are struggling with suicidal thoughts or a relationship breakdown. 

In this final module, we will gain an insight into the role of a therapist and the skills required to work in this field. It covers duties and responsibilities, career route and qualifications.

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