Taught course

Compassion Focused Therapy

University of Derby · College of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You'll usually need a postgraduate or an equivalent qualification in a psychological health related profession such as mental health nursing, clinical psychology, therapeutic counselling. You will need to be accredited (or working towards) as a therapist. You will need to have access to clients to be able to provide one-to-one or group compassion focused therapy. You need to be It literate as this is a blended learning course, and involves a great deal of work online.

Months of entry


Course content

Studying a Postgraduate Certificate in Compassion Focused Therapy will:

  • Provide the opportunity for you to develop a critical and in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
  • Give you the opportunity to gain integral knowledge of the assessment and formulation and interventions in CFT.
  • Enhance your skills through intensive clinical supervision that examines clinical practice to ensure transfer of knowledge into the clinical setting.
  • Give you the opportunity to receive expert training throughout the course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£1100 per 20 credits

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

College of Health and Social Care
+44 (0)1332 591703