Becoming an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist 

In order to become an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), you'll need to complete four years of training. This University Advanced Diploma course is the first step and accounts for one year of that training.

To complete the final three years of training, you may apply to undertake our MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy – many of our students who have chosen to stay on to do this find it helps them become highly skilled cognitive behavioural psychotherapists.

As a mental health nurse or practicing counsellor, this course can provide you with additional skills to enhance your current job, as well as CPD credits. 

What some of our online learning students have said about this course:

"This course provided me with a very good introduction to the world of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, and it has helped me to reassess my career options and where I want to take my life."
John Aitken, who studied this course and has now progressed onto our MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It provided a sound introduction to the world of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and confirmed my desire to become an accredited CB Therapist.”
Farishta Jalal, Graduate