Required Training for this Role
You will usually complete the taught element of your training over four years, combining study with clinical training under supervision. Alongside your training, you will be expected to undertake your own personal therapy and/or personal development to build your self-awareness and to expand on your ability to relate to others.
Psychotherapy training programmes and training organisations are typically accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Some NHS work may require shorter term top-up training to help prepare you for specific working contexts you will face.