Best Psychotherapy Courses

Find the best online Psychotherapy Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Psychotherapy Courses.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) – ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE

Counselling and psychology approaches, theoretical knowledge and practice for counsellors to be, work from home / online

Created by Elmira Strange, MPhil, Dip - Motivational Psychologist, 73000+ students


Students: 8259, Price: $99.99

Students: 8259, Price:  Paid

Are you interested in a career as a professional therapist (or coach)? Do you want to learn how to use Dialectical Behaviour Therapy approach in your work or your personal life?

In this course you will take 24 informative lectures where you will be guided with the step-by-step approach in becoming a professional DBT therapist who work with clients in counselling and therapeutic settings. 

You will learn:

  • how to plan treatment goals with your client,

  •  how to use DBT approach in various disorders and conditions such as Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, anxiety, OCD and eating disorder,

  • understand what is 'Mindfulness', 

  • what is 'Distress Tolerance',  

  • what is 'Emotional Regulation',

  • and much more!


You will also learn how to set up therapeutic and learning environment for the client, and you will understand the philosophy of DBT.

P.S. This course is now fully accredited by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH).

P.P.S. At the end of the course you will see the instructions on how to obtain your certificate of completion

REBT Practitioner Certification – Beginner-Pro (ACCREDITED)

REBT is one of the fathers of CBT! This REBT Psychotherapy Certification gives you a process for changing peoples lives

Created by Graham Nicholls - Best Selling Instructor - Emotional & Behavioural Therapies


Students: 6155, Price: $119.99

Students: 6155, Price:  Paid

This REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) Practitioner Certification - Beginner to Professional course is a fully comprehensive course that will get you to the heart of REBT psychotherapy and the power that is has to help both you and your clients.

Developed by Albert Ellis, REBT is one of the founding fathers of modern CBT psychotherapy (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and yet despite it's inclusion within the CBT framework, REBT has it's own fully useable and very effective framework for change and helping others.

His work with REBT lead to Albert Ellis being rated as one of the top three most important influencers of modern psychotherapy and the move away from psychoanalytical therapy - the other two members of that top three are Carl Rogers and Sigmund Freud!

** Please Note: This REBT Practitioner Course is FULLY ACCREDITED with the Complimentary Therapists Accredited Association (CTAA) and The Priority Academy is Fully Accredited as a Quality Distance Learning Provider, also with the CTAA - Membership Number: 10662322. On completion of this course you will be able to claim your REBT Certificate of Accreditation from The Priority Academy and a Practitioner Accreditation Membership from the CTAA (details contained within the course).

"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology or the president. You realise that you control your own destiny" - Albert Ellis

In this REBT Practitioner Certification course you will learn everything you need to know to be able to help yourself and to go on into a life as a Helping Psychotherapy Practitioner and truly help others improve their lives. You'll learn why REBT is so effective as you work alongside me during this process so that you can truly experience the tools, strategies and techniques that REBT includes.

There is a fully downloadable workbook for you to use alongside the videos so that your REBT learning experience is enhanced and that you get the most out of the course. Plus, I've also added a fully downloadable audio version of the course so that you can learn on the go, anywhere that you are!

"Rational Beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world" - Albert Ellis

Be under no illusion, if you want to change yourself or you want to be part of the Helping Psychotherapy Profession and help others you need to know about REBT! The tools and techniques that Albert Ellis developed through REBT are some of the most powerful in the psychotherapy world for personal change. Plus I've added in some key tools and techniques from other disciplines to enhance this course even further!

4 Key Differences Between REBT & CBT Psychotherapy

  1. REBT works from a philosophical basis of emotional disturbance as well as the clients cognitive distortions (which is the focus of CBT) which many claim makes it more powerful.

  2. REBT places an emphasis on secondary disturbances - where we disturb ourselves about our issues - which is something that CBT largely ignores.

  3. REBT presents Unconditional Self Acceptance as a resolution to low self-esteem instead of just focussing on reinforcing positive qualities which is the CBT approach.

  4. REBT is unique among CBT approaches in the fact that it recognises Helpful Negative Emotions alongside Unhealthy Negative Emotions. Other CBT approaches focus on Unhealthy Negative Emotions only.

What Others Are Saying.......

  • IM - 5 Stars - "Excellent course, delivered with thought, care and passion"

  • SR - 5 Stars - "This for me was a quality course as the teacher clearly lives out his recommendations. Very worthwhile and good grounding for anyone wanting to a useful practitioner."

  • WC - 4.5 Stars - "Yes this was a good match for me. He took his time and explained the class step by step. The deliverance was very well put together."

  • NL - 5 Stars - "A very comprehensive but still understandable course. Graham presents this course in a very pleasant voice. Thank you Graham, I will definitely book several courses. Got more than expected."

  • KN - 5 Stars - "Outstanding!!! I am loving every bit of the class. Thank you Mr. Graham."

I would love to be your guide, your coach, your mentor into this absolutely fascinating world of REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) and show you the framework that makes REBT so effective. Let me take you from beginner to professional level and open your mind and heart to this incredible subject.

Click the button to sign-up now and let's get started! Remember, you get lifetime access to the REBT Practitioner Certification Course and you are covered by Udemy's 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!

I look forward to seeing you inside the course.

My Best Regards


REBT | Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy | Certification | CBT | Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Professional Psychotherapy Diploma Course: CBT Practitioner

Expand Your Skills With Psychotherapy, Help Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Attack, certificate, CBT

Created by Amer Taha- courseyo - Nutritionist, Speed Reading And Memory expert, Entrepreneur


Students: 4550, Price: $69.99

Students: 4550, Price:  Paid

Welcome to this professional course on Psychotherapy. This is an in-depth course with self-assessment tasks at the end of each module so to increase your potential to learn and absorb course material. There is an exam at the end of the course complete with case-study elements to ensure your understanding of the course material before you can be awarded certification. This again is for your own self-assessments.

In this course, you will learn what psychotherapy is and the type of people you will be treating. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of how stress can impact on a psychological and physiological level. You’ll understand how traumas can impact health and well-being and how unhealthy behaviours can form as a result. Importantly, you will understand people.

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a time-proven psychological process that aims to advance positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. CBT centres on confronting and correcting inaccurate thinking styles and unhelpful habits or behaviours.

In most situations, CBT is a gradual 'therapeutic' process that encourages people to take incremental steps towards their goals, positive objectives, and make healthy behaviour modifications that benefit their careers, general mental wellbeing, relationships and social intercommunications.

This unique Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Practitioner course will educate you in a comprehensive range of psychology-based teachings and applications that influence how people think, believe and behave.

CBT is a modern interpretation of applied psychology that is used by life coaches, therapists, medical experts, counsellors and mental health professionals. Because of its common sense and straightforward principles, CBT has become a socially accepted 'helping method' for well-known mental health issues, such as self-esteem, anxiety and stress.

You will discover how your thoughts (cognitions), feelings (emotions) and behaviours interact with each other in response to your day-to-day experiences. This can be life-transforming less for some people.

In this course, growing in self-awareness will be made simple, with your instructor showing you precisely what self-awareness is; why all human beings must develop it; and the difference between self-consciousness, self-esteem and self-awareness.

The course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of cognitive psychological theory, example demonstrations, processes, alongside an exceptional framework for driving your personal growth and professional development.

In this CBT course training, you'll learn how to:

  • Help people recognize opportunities for their personal growth.

  • Identify opportunities for your improvement and development.

  • Guide people in a process for increasing their mental wellness.

  • Improve your communications and ability to influence people.

  • Differentiate between self-consciousness and self-awareness.

  • Train people on how to set appropriate, relevant and sensible goals.

  • Build strong conversation skills into your everyday relationships.

  • Help people in formulating a plan to accomplish their objectives.

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of yourself and human behaviour.

  • Elevate your self-awareness and social effectiveness.

  • And much, much more.

To live a life you enjoy, and fulfil your potential, you need to be self-aware. The problem is that self-awareness isn't taught in most educational institutes, and many people struggle to obtain it because it's been overcomplicated by experts. This course aims to simplify self-awareness and demonstrates how you can extend this knowledge to others.

This extensive training is fitting for newcomers and seasoned CBT professionals alike, who want to renew their skills. This course will present you with all the information you need to change peoples self-perception and support a meaningful new vocation in the process.

You will gain lifetime access to modules of on-demand video teaching, and a wide range of additional course resources that you can download and use on yourself, or share with those with whom you practice CBT in the future. There is no deadline for completing the course, and you can study it around your other responsibilities.

The advantages of taking this course are that you can study it anywhere and from any device. You're protected by a full money-back guarantee - which means that you can enrol on the course today, absolutely risk-free.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Become an acceptance and commitment psychotherapy practitioner and learn how to improve your psychological flexibility

Created by Chris Worfolk - Psychologist and software consultant


Students: 4425, Price: $89.99

Students: 4425, Price:  Paid

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy that uses mindfulness-based techniques to help people change their lives.

Where other psychotherapies focus on reducing symptoms, ACT focuses on helping individuals make changes and live with purpose. ACT helps people build psychological flexibility so that they can respond to their difficult experiences in new ways.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has a strong evidence base and is recommended by the World Health Organisation, NHS and American Psychological Association.

This course will teach you the fundamentals of what ACT is and how to use it. It is suitable for psychotherapists and mental health professionals, as well as individuals looking to apply ACT to their own wellbeing. We’ll cover the theory, practice and techniques of ACT including:

  • What ACT is and the underlying theoretical model

  • Why existing interventions such as traditional CBT often fail

  • The six processes of psychological flexibility

  • Delivering ACT step-by-step

  • Building a strong therapeutic relationship

The course includes video lectures, downloads, quizzes, practical exercises and a comprehensive course handbook. You will gain hands-on experience trying ACT techniques and finish the course with a variety of skills for building psychological flexibility.

No prior knowledge of acceptance and commitment therapy is required to enrol on this course. You do not need a background in cognitive behavioural therapy or mindfulness, although having one may aid understanding. All concepts will be explained from the ground up.

Psychology and Therapy of Addictions -ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE

Working with alcohol and drugs addictions, substance misuse and rehabilitation helper, counselling, psychotherapy, coach

Created by Elmira Strange, MPhil, Dip - Motivational Psychologist, 73000+ students


Students: 4267, Price: $99.99

Students: 4267, Price:  Paid

Welcome to 'Psychology & Therapy of Addictions' course!

This course is for you if you are a person who genuinely likes to help others and is particularly interested in working with people with addictions. 

This course includes:

  • Counselling and therapy for people with addictions

  • Alcoholic parents and their children

  • How to become a 'substance misuse worker'

  • Treatments for drug addiction 

  • Co-dependency and relapse 

  • Models of disease related to addictions

  • Coping mechanisms and counselling someone with addictions

  • What is 'rehab' and how it works

  • and much more!

P.S. This course is now fully accredited by the IAOTH - International Association of Therapists!

P.P.S. At the end of the course you will see the instructions on how to obtain your certificate of completion

Fully Accredited Professional Psychotherapy Diploma Course

Expand Your Skills With Psychotherapy! Help Stress, The Conscious & Unconscious Mind, Memory, Affective Disorders & More

Created by Dr Karen E Wells - Bestselling Instructor:Over 157,000 Students


Students: 4235, Price: $94.99

Students: 4235, Price:  Paid

Study In Confidence with Dr Karen E Wells: Bestselling Instructor with over 71,000 Udemy students (over 43,000 students buying additional courses) in 177 countries!

Fully Accredited Professional Psychotherapy Diploma Course

Expand Your Skills With Psychotherapy! Help Stress, The Conscious & Unconscious Mind, Memory, Affective Disorders & More

This is a Professional Diploma Course that is fully accredited by CTAA - Complementary Therapists Accredited Association.

Welcome to this professional course on Psychotherapy. This is an in-depth course with self- assessment tasks at the end of each module so to increase your potential to learn and absorb course material. There is an exam at the end of the course complete with case-study elements to ensure your understanding of the course material before you can be awarded certification. This again is for your own self assessments.

In this course, you will learn what psychotherapy is and the type of people you will be treating. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of how stress can impact on a psychological and physiological level. You’ll understand how traumas can impact health and well-being and how unhealthy behaviours can form as a result. Importantly, you will understand people.

Whether you plan to set up an online therapy business or, to have your own psychotherapy business where clients attend in person, you’ll be able to help them in a professional capacity. You’ll understand who your clients are likely to be, and you’ll gain insight into those clients who are unlikely to seek help or, to continue with sessions. You’ll comprehend the differences between counselling and psychotherapy.

Importantly, you will be trained to a level where you can start to help clients.

Our easy to learn modules include: 

  • Introduction to the course

  • Your full training manual

  • What Is Psychotherapy

  • The Brain & Hormones

  • The Conscious & Unconscious Mind

  • Memory

  • Stress

  • Behaviour

  • Affective Disorders

  • Case Studies

  • Accreditation

  • Bonus Lecture

This course is fully accredited by CTAA - Complementary Therapists Accredited Association.

Gestalt Psychotherapy – ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE

Become a Psychotherapist or Counsellor, open new business or work from home, get Psychology & therapy knowledge

Created by Elmira Strange, MPhil, Dip - Motivational Psychologist, 73000+ students


Students: 4160, Price: $99.99

Students: 4160, Price:  Paid

Would you like to learn the famous Gestalt approach and use it in your work? Are you interested in becoming a Gestalt therapist?

Are you just expanding your knowledge on different therapeutic approaches? 

 In any case, you are in the right place!

In this course you will take 29 informative lectures where you will learn for example:

  • Several Gestalt techniques such as the "Empty Chair Technique" or "Repetition & Exaggeration"

  • The importance and use of experiments in therapy sessions

  • Working with couples and groups

  • Using "Mindfulness" approach in sessions

  • Helping to complete an "unfinished business" 

  • Using the Theory of Change in therapy

  • and much more!

Are you ready to start the course?

Then see you in my class! ;)

P.S. This course is now fully accredited by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH).

P.P.S. At the end of the course you will see the instructions on how to obtain your certificate of completion

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – ACCREDITED CERT

Psychology & Counselling Approaches, Emotions and Behaviour Strategies, Mindfulness, Psychotherapy, Positive Thinking

Created by Elmira Strange, MPhil, Dip - Motivational Psychologist, 73000+ students


Students: 3456, Price: $99.99

Students: 3456, Price:  Paid

Are you interested in learning about 'Acceptance and Commitment Therapy'?

Perhaps you have heard that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a very effective tool for treating depression, anxiety, and many other psychological disorders. Did you know that ACT is also a great tool for managing our own thoughts and behaviours, improving our emotions and moods on daily basis?

In this course you will take 34 informative lectures taught by UK Research Psychologist and international lecturer on Psychology & Counselling - Elmira Strange, MPhil. In this course you will find out about many interesting ACT aspects (such as 'Acceptance' and 'Identifying Your Values') that you will be able to use for yourself and when working with other people.

In this course you will learn for example, what ‘Psychological Flexibility’ is and why you have to develop this skill if you want to feel more satisfied with your life. You will also learn how to practice 'Mindfulness' and 'Acceptance' in your daily life so that your cognitive state became more balanced over time. You will also find out why 'chasing happiness' is not such a good idea after all and what you can do about it.

You will also understand how to use 'metaphors' for managing your own thoughts and emotions so that you could regain control of what you think and how you feel on daily basis.

At the end of the course you will have access to 2 BONUS Lectures: "Stress & Anxiety Management" and "Psychology of Alcohol and Drug Addictions"

P.S. This course is now fully accredited by the IAOTH - International Association of Therapists!

P.P.S. At the end of the course you will see the instructions on how to obtain your certificate of completion.

Stress & Anxiety Management: Psychology – ACCREDITED CERT

Learn how to cope with 'stress' and 'anxieties', know what 'anxiety disorder', learn about therapy & counselling here

Created by Elmira Strange, MPhil, Dip - Motivational Psychologist, 73000+ students


Students: 3362, Price: $119.99

Students: 3362, Price:  Paid

In this course you will learn about Psychology of Stress and Anxiety related disorders and their management. Most people know what 'stress' and 'anxiety' are but cannot tell you what is possible to do in order to effectively manage these disorders when they are related to their own experiences.

Here in this course you will learn how to effectively manage your own stress and anxiety and as a result help others around you. In this course you will learn for example such important topics as 'Generalised Anxiety Disorder', 'Social Anxiety Disorder', 'Burnout', and 'Panic Disorder' amongst others.

You will also find out what types of therapy and which techniques are considered to be the best in therapeutic practice today, what kind of medications are typically prescribed for 'anxiety disorders', and how quickly to reduce the state of 'panic' or 'anxiety' through various breathing techniques.

This course will give you great knowledge on Psychology of 'stress' and 'anxiety disorders' after which you will know how to self-manage these and what advice you can give to others related to coping with stress and anxieties.

P.S. This course is now fully accredited by the IAOTH - International Association of Therapists!

P.P.S. At the end of the course you will see the instructions on how to obtain your certificate of completion

Grief and Bereavement Counselling – ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE

Learn Psychology of 'death' and 'dying', grief and bereavement related therapy, psychotherapy for depression

Created by Elmira Strange, MPhil, Dip - Motivational Psychologist, 73000+ students


Students: 2865, Price: $129.99

Students: 2865, Price:  Paid

Are you interested in learning about grief and bereavement counselling

Is this your first step towards a professional career as a 'bereavement' counsellor or would you use this knowledge as a part of your current work? Or perhaps you want to support your loved ones who are going through grief at the moment or simply for yourself? 

In any case, you are in the right place! 

This course consists of 24 informative lectures where you will learn about many interesting topics such as:

  • The 5 stages of grieving process that most people go through

  •  The beliefs people hold towards 'death' and 'dying' from around the world

  •  How children view death and how they cope with grieving

  •  How to recognise 'clinical depression' and what treatments available for it

  •  How to adjust to unexpected or violent death 

  • What 'the loss of self' is in grieving process

  • How to counsel others and how to end it effectively

  • and much more!

P.S. This course is now fully accredited by the IAOTH - International Association of Therapists!

P.P.S. At the end of the course you will see the instructions on how to obtain your certificate of completion

Metacognitive Therapy

Learn MCT, a cognitive psychotherapy based on CBT, that helps clients tackle the root of their anxiety and depression

Created by Chris Worfolk - Psychologist and software consultant


Students: 2410, Price: $89.99

Students: 2410, Price:  Paid

Are you a mental health professional (psychotherapist, counsellor, practitioner), psychology student, or individual looking to improve their own mental health by understanding how the brain works and the processes that trap people in cycles of anxiety and depression?

Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy looking at cognition. While Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) traditionally looks at what we think, MCT looks at how we think. It explores meta-beliefs such as needing to worry to keep ourselves safe, whether change is possible, and whether thoughts can be harmful.

When we understand the neural systems that lead us to engage in these cycles of worry and self-doubt, we can give the client (or ourselves) new processes to avoid engaging in these unhelpful patterns.

Metacognitive Therapy is highly effective at reducing worry and rumination and proven to reduce anxiety, PTSD, OCD and depression. In this course, we will learn what MCT is, how it works, how to use it in practice and how to apply it to each condition.

No prior knowledge of MCT or metacognition is required. An understanding of CBT or other counselling skills would be useful to understand how MCT differs from other therapies, along with a willingness to learn some challenging material. You will be supported throughout the course by a variety of learning styles and can ask questions at any point.

Taught by Chris Worfolk, psychologist, founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic, and author of Do More, Worry Less. I cannot wait to see you inside the course!

Become Psychotherapist & Open Practice – ACCREDITED CERT

Learn about psychotherapy and counselling, approaches and types, working from home, open your own business & marketing

Created by Elmira Strange, MPhil, Dip - Motivational Psychologist, 73000+ students


Students: 2347, Price: $109.99

Students: 2347, Price:  Paid

Are you interested in working with people who struggle with mental health issues and day-to-day challenges? 

Do you want to learn how to become a psychotherapist and whether this career is for you?

Then I would like to welcome you to this course!

In this course you will take 28 informative lectures which you can listen to at home or on the way to work!

You will be guided with the step-by-step approach in becoming a therapist or a coach who specialises in using a psychotherapeutic approach in your work.


In this course you will learn for example:

  •  person-centred therapy and psychoanalysis 
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • working with anxiety 
  • symptomatology of depression 
  • how to recognise schizophrenia
  • what 'eating disorders' 
  • how to open and advertise your own practice 

You will also learn how to work with the clients on one-to-one basis, group therapy, and online Skype sessions. And you will also learn how to 'work from home' and where to find your clients! 

Are you interested in learning about your career in professional psychotherapy, and how you could open your own private practice?

Then what are you waiting for?

Enrol now and I will see you in my class!

Person-Centred Counselling Certificate

Learn the fundamentals of how counselling and psychotherapy work, and how to use counselling skills

Created by Chris Worfolk - Psychologist and software consultant


Students: 2117, Price: $89.99

Students: 2117, Price:  Paid

Where you are looking to work as a counsellor, strengthen personal and professional relationships, or add a valuable skill to your CV, counselling skills are essential for forming meaningful bonds with other people.

This course will teach you the fundamentals of counselling. We will use the person-centred (also known as client-centred) approach developed by Carl Rogers to empower others to find solutions to their problems and help them move forward.

The person-centered approach places the client's experiences at the heart of counselling. By helping people to develop greater self-awareness and self-acceptance, they are able to feel positive about themselves and find ways to grow and develop as a person.

This course is suitable for those who are new to counselling, or those with existing counselling skills that are looking to understand the person-centred approach. We will cover:

  • What counselling is and how it works

  • What skills do counsellors need?

  • How to use the person-centred approach

  • Self-concept, self-esteem and human psychology

  • What the core conditions are and how to use them

  • Counselling skills including listening, reflecting, summarising and questioning

  • Working as a counsellor

You will learn through a variety of ways including video lessons, reading, reflection exercises and multiple-choice quizzes.

On completing the course, you will earn an accredited certificate in person-centred counselling skills.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Advanced Level -ACCREDITED CERT

Learn about Psychology, counselling and therapy; how psychotherapy works; Freud and his followers, psychoanalysis & more

Created by Elmira Strange, MPhil, Dip - Motivational Psychologist, 73000+ students


Students: 1725, Price: $124.99

Students: 1725, Price:  Paid

Are you interested in working with people who struggle with mental health issues and day-to-day challenges? Do you want to learn how to become a psychodynamic psychotherapist and learn new techniques that you can use in your work?

Then I would like to welcome you to this course!

In this comprehensive course you will take 36 informative lectures which you can listen to at home or on the way to work!

You will be guided with the step-by-step approach in becoming a therapist or a coach who specialises in using a psychodynamic approach in your work.

Here you will learn for example:

- several defence mechanisms that people use in everyday life to block out their unwanted thoughts and memories, for example through 'denial', 'repression' and 'projection'

- various psychodynamic techniques  created by Sigmund Freud and his followers and which are used as a part of the psychoanalysis process - e.g. 'free association', 'symbolism' and 'dream interpretation'

- how to provide ethical and positive environment for your client

- how to conduct an assessment session

- how to write a consent and get permission from your client about the treatment

- how many sessions you need to provide to your clients and how often

As a bonus material at the end of this course, you will have access to 3 SPECIAL BONUS LECTURES on:

-  ‘additional techniques in psychotherapy’

- ‘stress and anger management’

- ‘acceptance and commitment therapy’ (which has become increasingly popular!)

P.S. This course is now fully accredited by the IAOTH - International Association of Therapists!

P.P.S. At the end of the course you will see the instructions on how to obtain your certificate of completion

See you in my class! ;)

Existential Therapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling

Helping Individuals to Live Meaningful, Free & Authentic Lives

Created by Adam Godwin (MA) - Qualified Teacher


Students: 1657, Price: $99.99

Students: 1657, Price:  Paid

This course serves as a comprehensive overview of the central theories and practices of contemporary Existential Therapy (ET).

It is ideal for anyone working in the mental health sector and is especially valuable to qualified:

  • psychotherapists

  • counsellors

  • psychiatrists

  • clinical psychologists

  • life coaches and pastoral workers.

As well as those training towards such professions.

Whilst the course may also of interest to non-professionals with a personal interest in psychology and philosophy: specialist academic language is used throughout the course and it is pitched at a postgraduate level; it is mainly intended for mental health professionals and refers to therapeutic techniques and strategies throughout.

The Goals of Existential Therapy

Existential therapies have different goals to more conventional approaches to mental health, principle goals include:

  • Helping people to live more authentic lives and avoid various forms of inauthentic behaviour

  • Maximising autonomy and freedom by encouraging people to assume responsibility for their choices (and their lives)

  • Helping people to find (or construct) a sense of meaning, purpose and value in life

  • Cultivating wisdom and the pursuit of philosophical truth: overcoming self-deception and harmful delusions

  • Helping people to face reality and certain "existential givens" (such as death/mortality) so that they can live more full and engaged lives

Existential therapies are firmly rooted in existential philosophy and often draw on the ideas of prominent existential philosophers such as Kierkegaard, Buber, Nietzsche & Sartre - most of whom were writing in a time where the distinction between philosophy and psychology was less rigid than it is today. Likewise, existential therapies tend to be heavily influenced by phenomenology and phenomenological philosophers (such as Hegel and Heidegger) .

Due to this influence of phenomenology existential therapies tend to emphasise subjectivity and inter-subjectivity; the nature and significance of phenomenology are something explored in this course. Helping people to reconnect with the subjective nature of their lives (instead of viewing themselves as passive objects or labels or in terms of overly reductionist biographical narratives) is both an important goal and a central method of many approaches to existential therapy.

Furthermore, these approaches to therapy emphasise the role of will, choice, and volition in the challenges (and sometimes symptoms) that present in the lives of patients/clients and in the therapeutic process: they are, in part, a reaction to overly-deterministic and reductionist accounts of human behaviour and psychology.

In truth, there is no single 'Existential Therapy' but multiple 'existential therapies' - different branches of therapy and psychotherapy that are informed by different existential philosophers and existential psychologists: the course covers the three most prominent existentially-orientated approaches to therapy and psychotherapy:

  1. Logotherapy

  2. Existential-Humanistic Therapy

  3. Existential Phenomenological Therapy (and 'The British School')

It also takes an in-depth look at the model of existential psychotherapy developed by Irvin Yalom and explores more recent developments in the field: Existential-Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology 2.0, and potential avenues for integrating existential therapy with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The Aims of The Course

This course focuses on outlining, describing and explaining the central concepts, theories and practices of Existential Therapy: it does not pretend to present a particularly critical or evaluative analysis, it does not explore the evidential basis of existential therapy nor does it attempt to 'sell you' Existential Therapy. Critical appraisal of the value of existential therapy is something I will leave to you.

What I can promise, however, is that you will have a firm grasp of Existential Therapy by the end of this course as well as some new, existentially-informed, therapeutic techniques to experiment with in your practice as a mental health professional. Moreover, I can promise you that the course is well-researched and that I have done my utmost to do this fascinating and unique approach to therapy justice and to represent it both fairly and comprehensively.

Aside from my hope that this course will enhance your practice as a therapist and bring great benefit to those with whom you work, it is also my hope that you will find the concepts and theories of the course personally relevant, engaging, and perhaps even challenging!

Finally: one of my aims is to offer good value - this desire is borne partly out of my own frustration at how expensive high-quality training is for counsellors and psychotherapists and how limited exposure to these theories and ideas is as a result. This course is a fraction of the price of more established training courses for Existential Therapy and my ambition is not only to match those courses but to surpass them in quality.

Important Information & Considerations

  • The course includes twenty video-learning sessions*. Aside from containing in-depth explanations of Existential Therapy these sessions also include various learning and reflection activities that you should engage in if you hope to maximise your learning.

  • Included in the course is a printable workbook** that features learning and reflection tasks: this workbook should be printed off and either bound as a booklet or kept together in a file prior to beginning the first learning session. Every learning-session has its own double-sided worksheet (as a section of the workbook) and engaging with these worksheets and learning activities is something expected of students who wish to get the most out of this course.

  • This course asks that you utilise an 'active learning' approach and, in true existential fashion, asks that you take responsibility for getting the most out of it. If you are looking for a course in which you passively absorb information - as if listening to an audio book - this course is not for you! Likewise: if you cannot print the workbook/worksheets because you do not have access to a printer - that will be an obstacle to learning.

  • Each learning session also includes additional links to relevant external resources such as articles and videos: these are intended to support your learning and taking the time to explore these additional resources will help you to perfect your expertise in existential approaches to therapy.

  • My intention is to create expertise: this means it is heavy on theory and doesn't 'pull any punches' when it comes to detailed exploration of complicated ideas and concepts. It is not a 'dumbed-down' course and aims to be intellectually and academically rigorous and challenging.

  • Those who complete the video learning-sessions will receive a certificate of completion automatically from Udemy: an 'Advanced Certificate in Existential Therapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling' can also be claimed (at no additional cost) by students who successfully complete the course and additional assessment tasks (outlined in the aforementioned printable workbook). At the time of release (July, 2020) the Advanced Certificate is not formally accredited though it is my intention to remedy this in due course.

*If the course is sufficiently popular and well-received, I intend to expand upon it and add new learning sessions over time.

**The printable workbook is attached to Lecture 1, once registered you should download it there.

Introduction to Psychotherapy – ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE

Learn about psychotherapy and counselling, work online from home or face-to-face, market your business, psychology CBT

Created by Elmira Strange, MPhil, Dip - Motivational Psychologist, 73000+ students


Students: 1348, Price: $99.99

Students: 1348, Price:  Paid

Are you fascinated by psychology of human behaviour? 

Would you like to provide a therapeutic service to your clients?

In any case, you are in the right place! ;)

This course has 23 interesting lectures where you will discover: 

  •  how to provide psychotherapy to children, adults, families and groups; 

  • how to create the most positive relationships with your clients; 

  • what we mean when we say 'the unconscious mind', and 

  • what are the benefits of online psychotherapy

You will also learn:

  • how to provide your first therapy session, 

  • how to start your own 'online therapy' business and 

  • where to advertise your services amongst many other topics!  

After completing this course, created by a professional Research Psychologist,  you will be able to apply this knowledge in the work with your own clients, helping them to overcome their current difficulties whether they are related to  relationships, mental health, their work-related issues or finding their own life purpose during your sessions!   

With this course you will be much clearer about your own career path and whether psychotherapy is for you!

P.S. This course is now fully accredited by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH).

P.P.S. At the end of the course you will see the instructions on how to obtain your certificate of completion

An Introduction to Sigmund Freud

The Life and Theories of Freud

Created by Psychology Insights Online - Psychology Instructor


Students: 1047, Price: Free

Students: 1047, Price:  Free


This short course is designed to introduce you to the world of Sigmund Freud. It has been tailored to provide a detailed introduction for anyone who is curious about the topic. No previous psychology knowledge or training is required.

In this course, you will learn about the life of Sigmund Freud as well as some of the key theories her proposed. With little doubt, Freud was one of the most significant and influential theorists in history. His form of talk therapy, called psychoanalysis, lead to a revolution in how we treat mental illness. Yet, many of his ideas have sparked intense controversy and criticism.

In this course, you will complete lectures on:

  • The Unconscious

  • Psychoanalysis

  • Interpretation of Dreams

  • The Structure of Personality: Id, Ego, and Superego

  • Anxiety and the Defense Mechanisms

  • Stages of Psychosexual Development

  • The Neo-Freudians

  • The Legacy of Sigmund Freud

This course is taught by Psychology Insights, a team of professional researchers, psychologists, and universality lecturers. We see this course as an excellent starting point in your journey to learn more about Sigmund Freud! We are excited to offer it and hope that you will enroll!

Thank you very much!

Psychology Insights

Introduction to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Equine therapy & Mental health

Created by Wendy L - Equine Psychotherapy Specialist


Students: 746, Price: $59.99

Students: 746, Price:  Paid

Did you know that horses have been used for riding for many centuries? That's pretty common knowledge. But did you know that horses have also been used to treat people suffering from various illnesses and psychological challenges dating back to ancient Greek civilization?

Equine assisted psychotherapy is a wonderful adjunct therapy used by mental health professionals and various human service professionals ranging from such diverse fields as justice to education to business to healthcare!

This course is intended for you whether you desire to learn more about equine assisted therapy, if you wish to begin practicing in this field or if you are a practitioner wanting to know about alternative options to refer your clients. If you are someone seeking an alternative type of therapy or learning experience, this course may be just what you are looking for so that you can make an informed decision concerning what type of equine therapy makes sense for you.

Transactional Analysis: Psychotherapy & Counselling

The Ultimate Transactional Analysis Course for Mental Health Professionals

Created by Adam Godwin (MA) - Qualified Teacher


Students: 628, Price: $89.99

Students: 628, Price:  Paid

You'll see Transactional Analysis EVERYWHERE once you start studying this course!

This new online course is as an in-depth well-researched, and comprehensive overview of Transactional Analysis (TA): by the end of it you'll have a secure understanding of the theories, concepts and therapeutic strategies associated with this insightful model of human psychology, communication and behaviour.

The course is pitched at a postgraduate level and is designed for mental health professions, psychotherapists and counsellors. It's also of interest to students of clinical psychology with an interest in the history of psychology.

Register today and access over 20 hours of video-learning material that's supplemented with a carefully collated range of external, supporting, resources.


The main goal of Transactional Analysis is to help people to experience freer, more autonomous, and more intimate ways of relating to other people. As you progress through the course you'll master the following topics:

  • The Ego State Model [Parent, Adult, and Child Ego States]

  • How To Analyse Communication [Transactional Analysis Proper]

  • Life Positions / Existential Positions (The "OK / Not-OK" States)

  • Strokes, Stroke Hunger & The Stroke Economy (Developmental & Motivational Psychology)

  • Script, Life Script & The Nature of Autonomy

  • Ego Game Analysis [Games]

  • Racket Systems, Substitute Emotions & Racketeering

  • Effective Communication Strategies [Red & Blue Communication]

  • Transactional Analysis Based Approaches to Therapy

  • Therapeutic Strategies Based on Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis offers a complete framework for human psychology that's premised on a Parent - Adult - Child model of 'Ego States' - one of it's general goals is to foster an 'Integrating Adult' ego state that can solve-problems, think rationality, and engage fully with the here and now processes of living and interacting.

By improving the ways in which people communicate we can help them to live more functional lives, engage in more healthy relationships, and relate more harmoniously with wider society.


This course calls on seven decades of theory and practice and pools it into a single, in-depth, learning package that will foster both your professional and your personal development. Whilst Transactional Analysis has applications in Educational Psychology and Organisational Psychology, this course focuses entirely on the clinical applications of Transactional Analysis and is designed with mental health professionals in mind.

One thing we'll explore at some points in the course is how we can connect these 'forgotten gem' concepts from Classic Transactional Analysis to modern mental health challenges; one particular area of promise is in relation to 'Social Media Addiction'. I invite you to connect the ideas we explore in this course to your own life, your own practice and the lives of those you work with.


Register now and begin your Transactional Analysis journey today!

Humanistic Psychology and Existential Psychotherapy

An introduction to the theory of Rollo May

Created by Glory Dimitrova - Psychologist


Students: 491, Price: Free

Students: 491, Price:  Free

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to present you this brief introduction to the ideas and views of one of the most influential thinkers in the school of humanistic psychology and existential psychotherapy, Rollo May. The course is a short, enjoyable, and easy presentation of the subject for every lover of psychology, philosophy, psychotherapy, and life in general. In this course, you will find a synthesis of the basic concepts, ideas, views, theories, and overall philosophy of Rollo May. The course does not claim to be exhaustive, but it is a pleasant and elegant introduction to humanistic psychology and existential psychotherapy.

In our training, we adhere to the idea and purpose of providing deep, useful, accurate, and clear scientifically-based information, which in theory can be used for any purpose and in practice can help anyone. In each lecture, we show the original text of the course, and the goal is a more accessible and proper understanding of the training. In this way, we believe that we support the easier perception and comprehension of scientific information. Also, this way anyone can take notes. We hope you appreciate our goal of giving you as much as possible for a minimum of time.

The course is divided into eight chapters:

  1. A few biographical touches.

  2. The conceptual basis of the theory.

  3. Key concepts. Idiosyncratic terminology.

  4. Psychology of "fear".

  5. Psychology of "love" and "will".

  6. Psychology of "strength" and "weakness".

  7. Culture and understanding human nature.

  8. In conclusion ...

About the author - Valentin Boyadzhiev is a certified psychologist, psychoanalyst, and author. He graduated in "Psychology and Psychopathology of Development", acquired a professional qualification "Teacher of Psychology" and a postgraduate professional qualification "Psychological counselling in psychosomatics and disorders of social adaptation." He completed a specialization in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in California, USA, and underwent training in psychoanalysis in Manchester, England. He also graduated from a psychoanalytic program for dream analysis and psychotherapy. In 2021. undergoes another psychoanalytic training in Birmingham, England. He is a member of the Association "Bulgarian Psychoanalytic Space", "International Society of Applied Psychoanalysis", "International Alliance of Holistic Therapists" and "National UK Therapists Register". From 2017 works as a school psychologist, and in his private practice he works in the following areas: psychological counselling, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis. Conducts lectures, seminars, and pieces of training. Author of books and scientific publications such as "Countertransference as a tool for finer and more accurate diagnosis of the mental structure of the patient in analytical, clinical and psychotherapeutic practice", "Transmission and countertransference in the psychoanalytic, clinical and psychotherapeutic process", "Protective mechanisms in psychoanalytic, the psychotherapeutic and clinical process ”. His first monograph in Bulgarian was published in 2020. under the name "Classical Psychoanalysis", which is part of the collection "Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy".

Best regards,
Valentin Boyadzhiev

Common Factors of Successful Counselling

Learn research-informed factors associated with positive treatment outcomes in counselling and psychotherapy.

Created by Nathan Beel - Senior lecturer, counsellor, clinical supervisor


Students: 430, Price: $89.99

Students: 430, Price:  Paid

This course has been developed from research into factors associated with therapeutic change. It critiques the Evidence Based Practice movement for overly emphasizing techniques and models more so than factors that research shows have much larger impacts on treatment outcomes. 

The course will review factors associated with therapeutic change from across counselling approaches so that therapists from any model can integrate this knowledge into their treatment design and client interactions.  

The course will review relationship factors, therapist factors, client factors, model factors, and placebo. 

Finally it will explore the benefits of incorporating Practice Based Evidence as a beneficial habit into treatment to further maximize therapist awareness and treatment outcomes.    

Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavior Therapy – REBT + CBT

REBT + CBT skills training for Coaching, Life coaching, Psychotherapy, Counselling, better Mental Health and Training

Created by Vikramadithya S - The King of Self-Help | Empowerment Psychologist


Students: 176, Price: $89.99

Students: 176, Price:  Paid

  • Are you curious how to get ahead of your problems quickly and easily?

  • Are you a mental health professional, working in an organization or business, a coach or in a profession that requires conversing with others?

Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavior Therapy(REBT+CBT) is a wave of thinking and an approach to conversations that strategically empowers both helping professionals in their personal lives and those they help.

By fusing the best practices of CBT and REBT, this highly effective combination of therapies brings with it a simple, yet powerful set of techniques that will not only enhance your skills to improve your own life, but radically help in any professional context where you may be involved in interacting with others.

RECBT is a versatile approach, helping people with a wide range of psychological and life issues.

The beauty of RECBT lies in it's easy to understand, scientific and proven-simplistic approach that works like a form of therapy in a wide variety of settings and actually helps achieve powerful results quickly!

Who is this for?

The contents of this program are best suited for you if:

  • you struggle with dealing with problems.

  • know someone who struggles/struggles managing their problems to find empowering solutions.

  • if you are involved in coaching, life coaching, public speaking, medicine, psychotherapy, counseling, social work, human resource management, law, business and entrepreneurship, teaching and training, or any other profession involving working with others and looking to add something powerful to your conversational tool belt.

What's included and how you'll get it:

The comprehensive video lessons,multiple resources and exercises shared here are designed to help you become more proficient and confident in life. Additionally you can enhance your self-awareness, remove emotional obstacles and achieve your full potential.

All of this will be brought together using belief transformation, philosophical therapy, the ABCDE model and more and action-oriented approaches in your conversations and life.

You'll also get Q&A with me!

Sign up NOW and learn powerful new ways to deal with any problem you may face in life or help provide amazing care  to anyone that is currently struggling with problems to give them a powerful new perspective in a very-short period of time!

How To Launch A Successful Counseling Practice!

This is a comprehensive course outlining EVERYTHING you need to start your own counseling or psychotherapy practice.

Created by Ira Israel - Psychotherapist, Counselor, Author, NLP Master Practitioner


Students: 138, Price: $89.99

Students: 138, Price:  Paid

"How To Launch A Successful Counseling Practice" will teach you step-by-step literally everything you need to know to open a private counseling or psychotherapist practice. If you are a Psychologist or LCSW, MFT or LPCC or if you want to do your internship hours in a private practice setting with a supervisor, this course will teach you about setting your fee, the best ways for clients to contact you, why your office location and its amenities are important, all of the sundry influences that go into deciding your "brand" and how to market to potential clients, networking, the benefits of teaching workshops, and the responsibilities of being an independent contractor. It's all here. And if you have any questions I'm 100% available to answer them!

Thank you very very much!

Ira Israel, LPCC, LMFT

REBT – Development and Transformation with Psychotherapy

Learn REBT a excellen method of Psychotherapy for your Development and Personal Transformation (Self Therapy / CBT)

Created by Colegio de Vida / College of Life - Organización de Educación para la Vida


Students: 127, Price: $89.99

Students: 127, Price:  Paid

REBT (Rational Emotional Behavioral Therapy) Psychotherapy, CBT, Development and Personal Transformation, Emotional Intelligence.

Welcome to our course on one of the best and most practical psychological therapies, Rational Emotional Behavioral Therapy, known as REBT. This was one of the first techniques of psychotherapy. But because of its simplicity and transforming power it has become one of the most used by counselors, therapists, coaches, and other professionals who help with personal development and transformation.  

But this time we want to show you how you can apply it, to yourself. This way you won't need to depend on a therapist, every time you need to overcome some inner blocking.


Through out this course:

- You will learn to overcome any type of mental, emotional or behavioral block.

- You will realize your level of Emotional intelligence

- You will learn to Transform your toxic thoughts into healthier ones.

- (and) You will be able to help other people.


Let me introduce myself. I am Jota, I have been a life mentor for more than 15 years helping people and groups in their growth processes. I am a Theologist with studies in psychology, leadership and communication. I have shared life principles in almost every major city where I’m currently living, several Latin American countries and different cities in the U.S. 

Together with my wife we have founded the Life College, an organization of life education, through which we want to impart principles that help as many people as possible to live their lives to the fullest.


- If you want to become a better version of yourself

- If you want to overcome any type of blocking that is preventing you from advancing in life and reaching fulfillment.

- If you want to help others in their transformation processes.

 Then this course is for you.


Do not allow personal development and transformation just to be an interesting topic. With the REBT you will be able to make it a reality in your life. 

I wait for you inside the course.

Psychotherapy with difficult patients, using hypnotherapy

Five key ingredients to increase your clinical effectiveness with difficult and discouraging situations.

Created by Radoykov Stephane - Physician and speaker


Students: 61, Price: $49.99

Students: 61, Price:  Paid

When you do therapy with a patient or a client, you always invest some time and thought into how to help that person suffer less. In some situations, there is no clear progress, the person may reject all your offered techniques. Other times, only by hearing or reading about the situation, you may give up before you even started.

The goal of this course is to teach you how to improve your clinical effectiveness in difficult patient situations, using your inner creativity. The teaching process will include 5 key ingredients for a maximum success in these cases.

Several clinical vignettes will be described as well, with patient situations that suffered from various symptoms: autism spectrum disorder, hallucination, aggressive behavior, repetitive suicidal behavior, language development disorder...

Come and join the group ! Register now for the course, you will have a 100% money back guarantee if you don't learn anything new.

  • Presented at the International Society of Hypnosis congress in 2018, with the following grades:
    Quality of content 9,35/10   
    Speaker teaching skills 9,35/10
    I would recommend this workshop 9,53/10

  • Some of the review received:

    • FANTASTIC! I feel very inspired by you and your presentation.

    • Handout: have French version? Very engaging; appreciate the basic message of love and hope even as practitioner with difficult cases. Keep teaching !

    • A Privileged teaching experience. Thank you.

    • I loved so much your enthusiasm! Thank you.

    • Thanks a lot for that great presentation. It was like supervision !

Counselling Mastery: Complete Counselling Training Course

Gain a solid understanding of counselling theories and fundamentals to develop a successful career in counselling.

Created by Alpha Academy - Certified Online Course Provider


Students: 19, Price: $19.99

Students: 19, Price:  Paid

Counselling expertise can boost the desired improvements in clients. Master those counselling abilities with our intensive Counseling Skills Complete Training course and boost the worth of your professional counselling career.

In the comprehensive Counselling Skills Training course, you'll learn how to provide a helpful, non-judgmental, and private environment in which you can explore and resolve any of your patients' or clients' difficulties. Furthermore, you will use professional counselling methods such as therapy and medication management.

You will increase your communication skills due to finishing the course, which is the most critical aspect in gaining solid counselling experience. Enrol today to ensure that your counselling brings out the best in your patients.

Who should take this course:

This course is suitable for persons who are either complete newcomers to counselling and are thinking about changing careers to become counsellors, existing counsellors, teachers, coaches, or parents who want to refresh their knowledge or learn new abilities. This course is also perfect if you're going to pursue a career in counselling but aren't sure if you want to invest financially and time wisely in a complete counselling qualification.

Topics to be covered in this Counselling Skills Training course :

  • Types and methods of counselling that are commonly used

  • Counsellor's Roles and Responsibilities

  • Essential counselling skills

  • Counselling procedures of children and adolescents

  • Depression counselling

  • School counsellor's roles and duties

  • Different aspects of trauma, including family traumas

  • Trauma treatments procedures

Why learn Counselling Skills Training?

There are many reasons for the importance of counselling. As the world becomes busier and busier, the need for counselling increases. People who face many challenges in life can feel isolated, and they might need trauma counselling or support. Add to this list the need for addiction counselling, depression, mental and behavioural health, and you have a myriad of reasons for the need for counselling. As a result, the profession of counselling has grown exponentially over the years.

Why Choose Alpha Academy:

Our tremendous experience in creating courses for beginners, 20K+ enrolled students in Udemy, and dedicated support for your questions and problems makes Alpha Academy a worthy companion to trust with your endeavours. You will also gain the recognized certification to help you journey to that dream job or business. Become confident in your Counselling Skills Training skills and use them to develop your profile in the marketplace.

So let's do this! Enrol today and start learning about Counselling Skills Training!

40 Psychotherapy Approaches

Learn 40 different approaches of therapy!

Created by Shahrzad Khosravi - Registered Psychotherapist (Q)


Students: 12, Price: $64.99

Students: 12, Price:  Paid

In this course, I will teach you about 40 different therapy approaches. You can use these approaches to enhance your therapy practice. You can also use them integratively as your therapy approach. If you are a mental health therapist, this course can expand your knowledge of therapy approaches. If you are interested in the subject of psychology, this course will give you knowledge of psychological interventions.