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Course Outline:

Qualification Title: Certificate in Psychotherapist Training

Qualification Type: Level 2 Certificate

Accreditation Status: Accredited by CPD and iAP

Course Duration: Self-paced (module availability: 365 days)

Guided Learning Hours: 05

Availability: International

Do you want a career that can actually help people? Becoming a Psychotherapist may be an enriching and rewarding career for you.

Psychotherapist Training Course is designed for individuals who have a keen interest in the human mind and behavioural patterns and also the motivation at helping people become the best version of themselves.

Psychotherapist Training Course will help learners understand different types of mental health disorders, become aware of psychotherapeutic types and approaches and gain a theoretical knowledge on how to provide psychotherapy. If you are interested in the daily struggles of people suffering from mental illness this course is perfect for you. Not only do you get to help someone, but you can help them reach a better point in their lives.

The course also goes into detail on psychoanalysis and mental health conditions. For counsellors, therapists and psychotherapists this course will enhance your knowledge and delve deep into mental illness and how to help people cope with their daily challenges at home and in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding on psychoanalysis and person-centered therapy
  • Learn how to work with person with anxiety and depression
  • Learning about eating disorders
  • The ability to recognise schizophrenia
  • The ability to work with patients one-on-one and group therapy basis

Why consider learning at Study 365?

With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers we offer the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

Course Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Support by email, phone and live chat
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Quizzes, tests mock exams, practice exams to ensure you are 100% ready
  • Eligible for a NUS discount card

Course Duration

You have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at anytime.

Entry Requirements

  • You must be over the age of 16 and have a basic understanding of Maths, English and ICT
  • The course is for learners who have an interest in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis
  • Individuals who have basic background in psychotherapy will find this course highly useful
  • The course is also suitable for psychotherapists and counsellors

Method of Assessment

At the end of the course you will be required to take a multiple choice question assessment test. The multiple choice question assessment will be automatically marked with learners receiving an instant grade.


Those who successfully complete the exam will be awarded a Certificate in Psychotherapist Training.

Awarding Body

The Psychotherapist Training Course certification will be awarded by CPD & iAP. This internationally recognised qualification will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in a field you are passionate about.

Progression and Career Path

Once you successfully complete How to Become a Psychotherapist Course you will be qualified to work in the following positions. The qualification will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to https://www.payscale.com is given below.

  • Psychotherapist
  • Mental Health Counsellor
  • Psychologist

Course Curriculum

Psychotherapy: Promo 00:00:00
1: Introduction to the Course
About the Instructor 00:00:00
About the Course 00:00:00
2: Introduction to Psychotherapy
What Is “Psychotherapy” 00:00:00
Difference Between “Counselling” & “Psychotherapy” 00:00:00
Who Needs Psychotherapy? 00:00:00
3: Therapeutic Relationship & Environment
Setting Up Therapeutic Environment 00:00:00
Listening Skills (& Listening Stages) 00:00:00
Establishing Positive Therapeutic Relationship 00:00:00
Stress and Anger Management 00:00:00
4: Approaches & Schools of Thought
Person – Centered Therapy 00:00:00
Psychodynamic Therapy & Psychoanalysis 00:00:00
Gestalt Therapy 00:00:00
Existential Psychotherapy 00:00:00
5: Types & Forms of Psychotherapy
Individual Psychotherapy 00:00:00
Group Sessions (Workshops) 00:00:00
Couple Psychotherapy 00:00:00
Online (Skype) Therapy 00:00:00
6: Mental Health Conditions
Depression 00:00:00
Anxiety Disorders 00:00:00
Schizophrenia 00:00:00
Gender Identity Disorder (Gender Dysphoria) 00:00:00
Eating Disorders 00:00:00
7: Helping the Client in Crisis
Suicidal Thinking & Talking 00:00:00
Self-Harm Cases 00:00:00
Relationship Breakdown 00:00:00
8: Working as A Therapist
How to Set Up Own Practice 00:00:00
Registration & Accreditation 00:00:00
Where to Advertise Own Services 00:00:00
Thank You & Good Bye! PSYCHOY 00:00:00
Additional Materials
Existential Therapy 00:00:00
Online Psychotherapy 00:00:00
Psychodynamic Therapy & Psychoanalysis 00:00:00
Stress & Anger Management 00:00:00
Therapeutic Relationship & Environment 00:00:00
What is Psychotherapy 00:00:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam : How to Become a Psychotherapist 00:40:00
Final Exam
Final Exam : How to Become a Psychotherapist 00:40:00

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