- Hold a degree or, where relevant, evidence of working at degree level
- Have a completed a minimum of 96 direct teaching hours in counselling theory and skills (some of which is CBT)*
- Have completed 60 hours training in professional practice issues *
- Evidence relevant experience in the health and social care field in the public, private or voluntary areas
*this is equivalent to the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills at USW
- Relevant professional qualification (e.g. registered mental health nurse; occupational therapist, counselling psychologist; clinical psychologist; qualified social worker; accredited/registered counsellor/psychotherapist; psychiatrist; General Practitioner or other profession recognised as core by the BABCP
- Have completed an introductory training in counselling theory and skills, including CBT, as part of their previous training
In addition, you will need to meet the following criteria:
- Enhanced DBS check
- Two references uploaded with your application (one from your current/previous counselling tutor)
- A confirmed suitable placement for counselling practice.
Months of entry
The University of South Wales has many years’ experience in teaching Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and the two-year Postgraduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) course highlights the therapeutic relationship and the development of core psychotherapy skills whilst equipping students to work effectively and ethically as CBT practitioners.
The course is for mental health professionals looking for additional specialist training, or if you want to train as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
The Postgraduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy is made up of two years training which covers both the practical and theoretical aspects of learning to be a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
The BACP-accredited Postgraduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP) is aimed at those who are interested in professional training to become a psychotherapist, with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as the core theoretical orientation.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Enquiries and Admissions
- 03455 76 77 78