Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


This skills based, distance learning, tutor supported course covers practical
Insights into the methods and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The course is aimed at people in the caring and training professions and those who wish to broaden their counselling skills.

The course is designed to be relevant and practical. It applies CBT to a number of key areas. These include: Couple and Family Relationships, Depression, Anxiety (and Phobias), Anger and Violence, Pastoral and Spiritual issues.

What you will learn

CBT is a series of strategies specifically targeted at an individual’s disorder.
These can include:

cognitive therapy
breathing techniques
interceptive exposure

People with specific issues such as panic attacks, depression, anxiety, anger, etc. are helped by teaching them to control their thought patterns instead of their thought patterns controlling them.
You are introduced to the ABC Model of counselling. This describes the interaction between the clients’ behaviours, feelings and thoughts.
You are also taught to identify errors in thinking and to challenge damaging beliefs your clients may have. The aim is to enhance your effectiveness as a counsellor by teaching you the skills and the techniques of CBT, through providing case studies, illustrations, practical activities and assignments.

Further information

Institute of Counselling
Institute of Counselling
6 Months
Course type:
Distance learning

Contact Information

Institute of Counselling

40 St Enoch Square
G1 4DH