Psychotherapist Training

Level 3 I Free E - Certificate included I CPD Certified I Video training I Free COVID-19 Course included

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£10 inc VAT (was £299)
Offer ends 29 October 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
4 hours
Access to content
1 year
No formal qualification
5 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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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.

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

Key Features of the Psychotherapist Training Course

Our trusted, high quality and affordable online courses are designed to train individuals to become experts in their field.

  • CPD accredited, quality training
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Developed by qualified safeguarding professionals
  • Self-paced laptop/tablet/smartphone-friendly learning
  • 24/7 Learning support and assistance


5 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course Curriculum

Module 01: Introduction to the Course

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.

Module 02: Introduction to Psychotherapy

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.

Module 03: Therapeutic Relationship & Environment

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.

Module 04: Approaches & Schools of Thought

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.

Module 05: Types & Forms of psychotherapy

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

Module 06: Mental Health Conditions

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.

Module 07: Helping the client in crisis

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.

Module 08: Working as a Therapist

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.


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.


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). Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Who is this course for?

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

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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