Psychotherapy (Advanced)

Level: Practitioner QLS level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Advanced Psychotherapy – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Become a Registered BSY Advanced Psychotherapy Practitioner
  • Be awarded the professional ASC Diploma
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.  There are also an optional 2 days of practical training available for this course.

Course overview

Psychotherapy strives for the articulation and understanding of the client’s ideas about himself and about other people and by employing these techniques in areas such as industrial management and community work, formal relationships are made amenable to interpersonal examination and themes current in everyday life are elaborated.


  • Lesson One
    • Psychotherapy Treatment
      • Introduction
      • Evaluation
      • The Initial Interview
  • Lesson Two
    • Examination of Mental State
      • Diagnosis and Treatment
      • The Organic Therapies
  • Lesson Three
    • Treatment by Communication
    • Supportive Psychotherapy
      • Interpretive Psychotherapy
      • Analytical Psychotherapy
      • Brief Methods of Interpretive (or Insight) Therapy
  • Lesson Four
    • Functional Disorders
      • Hysterical Reactions
      • Obsessive-Compulsive Reactions
  • Lesson Five
    • Affective Disorders
      • Anxiety States
      • Depressive Illnesses
  • Lesson Six
    • Psychosomatic Reactions
      • Anorexia Nervosa
      • Hypochondriasis
  • Lesson Seven
    • Understanding the Mental State
      • Psycho-Dynamic Theory
  • Lesson Eight
    • Additional Methods/Summary
      • Hypnosis
      • Abreaction

Practical training

Optional 2 days of Practical Training are available for this course. Practical workshops can be held in various locations around the UK and are available for an additional fee of £75 per day. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.

*Registration fee included.