This course attracts people with a wide range of interests including many from the helping professions including counsellors, substance misuse, advice, and learning support workers.
The Postgraduate Certificate provides students with an opportunity to acquire both the practical experience and the theoretical understanding required to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills with confidence and competence.
CBT provides the foundation work in many self-help approaches and its influence can also be seen beyond the field of counselling and therapy. Central to the model is a focus on helping people to examine and reflect on their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and have more control and greater choice in their lives. The cognitive behavioural approach is also the basis of many programmes used to help people change their behaviour and life styles and is used within fields such as management, criminal justice and the health and caring professions.