Level: Practitioner QLS level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Psychotherapy – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Become a Registered BSY 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 is essentially the listening to, and talking with, those whose problems and anxieties have become too great a burden for them to cope alone. Its aim is to help the troubled individual understand and resolve his predicament.  Psychotherapy leads the individual to deeper understanding, resolution, recovery and self-worth. This course is formulated specifically to train you to work briefly by design rather than by default.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • What is Psychotherapy?
      • Group Therapy
  • Lesson Two
    • Therapeutic Approaches
      • Some Schools of Thought
  • Lesson Three
    • The Client’s Needs in Therapy
      • Empathy
      • Passionate Involvement
      • Self-belief
  • Lesson Four
    • Initiating a Process of Change
      • Four Hypotheses
      • Basic Principles
  • Lesson Five
    • Behavioural Therapy
      • Confronting Negative Feelings
      • Focusing on Strengths
  • Lesson Six
    • Close Relationships
      • Changing Behaviour
      • Setting up a Contract for Change
  • Lesson Seven
    • Factors Affecting the Decision to Change
      • Finding Courage
      • Mechanisms of Denial
      • Compassion and Confrontation
      • Excitation and Inhibition
  • Lesson Eight
    • Developing Emotional Awareness
      • Defining Emotional Freedom
      • Gut-level Feelings
  • Lesson Nine
    • The Process of Recovery
      • The Client’s Support System
      • Positive Attitudes
      • Suggestion Therapy
  • Lesson Ten
    • The Ultimate Goals of Therapy/ Spirituality
      • Promoting Active Involvement
      • Avoiding Perceptual Distortion
      • Achieving Therapeutic Goals

Practical training

Optional 2 days of Practical Training are available for this course. Practical workshops can be held in various locations around theUK 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.