Taught course

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

A degree of higher professional experience in a subject is required. Applicants should also have a University of South Wales Certificate in Counselling Skills (CBT pathway) or equivalent, including counselling skills, CBT skills and theory and professional practice, and will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will have secured an appropriate placement for your practice and have membership of an appropriate professional body.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA/ PG Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP) is aimed at those who are interested in professional training to becoming a psychotherapist, with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as the core theoretical orientation. The PG Dip CBP is the most comprehensive CBT training in South Wales and has been designed to follow the curriculum and requirements to equip individuals to apply for individual accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

BACP accreditation for a course, which is CBT in orientation, is unusual and recognises the emphasis the course gives to the therapeutic relationship and the development of core psychotherapy skills whilst equipping students to work effectively as CBT practitioners.

The course emphasises the integration of theory, research, practice, and self-awareness to develop competent and ethically-sound psychotherapists who adopt an evidenced-based approach. This counselling course provides training in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy for either mental health professionals seeking to develop their career or for those who are seeking to develop a new career in psychotherapy.

The PG Diploma stage equips you with the training for professional BACP accreditation. Successful completion of a third year leads to an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP).

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
30 months


part time
18 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 760 599