Psychotherapy Course

Original price was: £290.00.Current price is: £225.00.

Course Overview

CMA Recognised & Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.psyth which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £225.00

Course Description

What is the definition of psychotherapy?

Both of the titles psychotherapy and counselling are words to describe the most common form of talking therapies. Psychotherapy is the treatment of emotional, psychological, and mental disorders through verbal communication as opposed to medicine, pharmaceutical products/drugs or by any other medical intervention.

Duration of treatment.

Psychotherapy is a treatment delivered over a period of time through consultations usually lasting up to one hour. These sessions of psychotherapy can be on a one-to-one basis between client and psychotherapist, over the telephone and e-mail or video link such as Skype which are now becoming very common with the growth of the Internet.

Psychotherapy treatments are also available for couples, relationships or families and groups. The kinds of people that visit for treatment are very broad and come from all walks of life. Psychotherapy is available to everyone in need without discrimination. The duration of treatment can be very short, medium or long term or even lifelong in some cases and is designed to help the client make changes within themselves to improve, change, alter their feelings and thought patterns to improve and enhance their sense of well-being.

Why do people have psychotherapy?

People often visit psychotherapists for treatment because they are in some form of difficulty and their first consultation is usually the culmination of many years of trying to battle and tolerate conflicts and situations within that person or their life.

A first consultation is often at the end of a personal battle, conflict or tether where people have reached the point where they can no longer cope with feelings, thoughts, negative emotions and conflicts within themselves without some guidance or professional help.

Most people who arrive at psychotherapy are unsure of what will take place but they are certain that they have already decided they do need someone to intervene and help them better manage their internal thoughts and feelings.

Most people who attend psychotherapy are experiencing turmoil, conflicts, distress and troubling emotions and require someone to help them unravel, interpret and help put into perspective what they feel and think, in other words to ask a therapist what can be done about certain situations and experiences that they are in difficulty with.

These could very intrusive and unwanted feelings and thoughts such as fears and anxieties or depression and loneliness. Talking to a psychotherapist in some way makes it non personal because there is a level of anonymity and detachment involved, as opposed to sharing their personal experiences with family members or loved ones which can be perceived as awkward, shameful and embarrassing for some.

There are also people who just simply need to talk and only talk to just iron out a few things to find balance and happiness again.


Confidentiality is assured 100% within the psychotherapeutic relationship and this is part of the trust bond between client and therapist. Data protection applies at all times however only in some cases were harm to oneself which could result in serious injury or death and also to others would be the only reason confidentiality would be breached in the interests of that client along with other vulnerable people who might be at risk including minors.

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is simply working through problems to resolve issues, ease pressure to produce more positive and productive lives for the client.

Psychotherapists will help you to interpret and reorganise thoughts and feelings using various different approaches and these can include such practices as CBT otherwise known as cognitive behavioural therapy or by one of the many other forms of talking-based therapies that are available which may include the use of certain techniques like NLP approaches.

After a certain amount of sessions a client will have gained a better understanding of their own internal conflicts, emotions and feelings and have acquired new skills in order to better deal with unwanted feelings and thoughts.

Psychotherapy looks at the internal ways of thought and how you interpret and deal with experiences and what you bring into those experiences by way of your beliefs and habits.

Psychotherapy is ideal for dealing with anxiousness, feelings of depression or anger and feelings of low self-worth, even jealousy and suspicion, feeling unwanted after a divorce or grieving over the loss of a loved one due to bereavement.

Enrolment for this course in psychotherapy is open and ongoing or year round. No background training or qualifications are required to book onto this course. This course is ideally suited to complete beginners although anyone at any level of qualification and background can join it. It is however set for the complete beginner.

This course has been completely updated and revised to capture current issues, themes controversies and practices within psychotherapy today.

Including sections on personality disorder and attachment theory not to mention Sigmund Freud and the psychoanalytical approach.

This course is ideally suited to anyone interested in learning more about psychotherapy irrespective of the reason to join it.

This particular course in psychotherapy has now been running for over 12 years and is fully updated to current times and has also been approved for staff funding through various mental health NHS trusts and organisations for NHS nurses and other various practising employee training.

Upon the successful completion of this program you will have a sound degree of insight into the various psychotherapy and counselling approaches and skills which are required to help bring change within the client, their life, ways of thinking and emotional structures.

On a personal level, by undertaking and completing this course in psychotherapy studies you will have gained a considerable level of knowledge and life changing insights about yourself and your own behaviour.

Knowing why we do the things we do and why others behave the way they do always helps to reduce the effects of others actions within us as it leads to more understanding, compassion and empathy specially when people treat each other negatively.

By studying this course you will be better able to step outside of yourself and your own belief systems and to observe things clearer from a different horizon to see the landscape differently from where you used to be.

In order to help others we truly need to help ourselves first. Fix ourselves and then we can fix others.

This course is suitable for all therapists including anyone in the helping professions working with clients in a supportive way. Many people who have enrolled onto this course have been funeral directors and staff, social workers, aid workers and home visitors. Paramedics and ambulance staff, nurses and doctors, GPs. We have also had hundreds of professional qualified psychologists and psychotherapists undertake this subject.

Over the years thousands of people have enrolled upon these talking-based therapy courses from this website. Easy to follow text throughout and filled with information from start to finish on psychotherapy related content including emotions, thinking, disorders, conscious processes and the negative effects of faulty thinking.

This course is open to anyone within the United Kingdom and internationally overseas.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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