Additional Courses


Diploma in Applied Psychology

This course is ideal for people wanting to better themselves – especially those who work in education, caring professions, management, personnel managers and staff – in fact anyone wanting to get on, gain confidence and skills of persuasion, increase self-esteem and get their own way in life!

Diploma in Counselling Psychology

This course is designed for counsellors and therapists who want to become more knowledgeable in the psychology behind counselling. This course will not teach you how to counsel but rather enable qualified counsellors to enhance their psychological understanding behind counselling. Counsellor training does not for instance train counsellors in personality disorders. This course gives depth to the counsellors existing training and enhances their understanding of the human condition at much deeper level. The areas of study include:

  • Emotional investments
  • How others affect us
  • How we affect others
  • Being ourselves
  • Interviewing
  • Reluctant clients
  • Diagnosis Problems
  • Listening
  • Referral Problems
  • Problems of Healthy people
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Death
  • Suicide
  • Crises
  • Drugs and Alcohol

Diploma In Hypnotherapy [Dip.Hyp.]

This course provides an easy route to understanding how to induce trance states and what these altered states of awareness enable the hypnotherapist to achieve to help their clients.

Enrolments now being taken for September, 2017 – Course begins Tuesday 12th September 10.30-12.30 and will run fortnightly during term time only.  Full list of dates are available on application.

Please note – Prof. Graham Cocking currently offers hypnotherapy in private consultations as well as supervision for qualified counselling/hypnotherapy practitioners.

Diploma in the Supervision of Counsellors & Therapists

  • Complete each unit successfully
  • Write an essay in no less than 1000 words entitled: What it means to be a supervisor
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from their current supervisory
  • Provide evidence that you hold a diploma in counselling skills & theory and have a minimum of three years experience as a counsellor.

Next Course Dates being run over three Mondays 10am – 3.30pm

Monday 18th September, 2017

Monday 16th October, 2017

Monday 20th November, 2017

Workshop ־ Working with Complex Trauma

This educational workshop will offer you valuable information on how to work with clients that have suffered from Trauma. This workshop contains practical exercises where you can put into practise the skills learnt. This course  offers 15 hours of Continued Professional Development for qualified counsellors/therapists.

Dates for 2018 to be confirmed.

Certificate in Counselling Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Counselling Adult Surviors of Sexual Abuse

This certificate course is held over a three day workshop and are being held on the following dates: –

Please register your interest via email at or phone 01522 546554 to discuss the course.  Cost is £50 per day.  A certificate of attendance will be awarded for each day.  Students attending all three days will be awarded their certificate in working with adult survivors of sexual abuse.

  1. Workshop in Counselling Abuse Survivors

This workshop discusses the main areas of concern when working with adult survivors of abuse including short term and long term effects, counselling techniques and historical statistics. – Saturday 7th July, 2018 – 10 – 4pm

  1. Workshop on the Subject of Dissociative Identity Disorder

This workshop is an introduction into DID, how DID is a creative defence mechanism that enables the abuse survivor to cope with the day to day struggles of life. There is also a demonstration of counselling a DID client. – Saturday 11th August, 2018 – 10 – 4pm

  1. Workshop Discussing the Issues of False and Repressed Memory

This workshop discusses the issues of false and repressed memory and examines the evidence of the survivor’s ability to repress memories of abuse or are such repressed memories false created by over enthusiastic therapists. – Saturday 21st July, 2018 – 10 – 4pm


The workshops are ISPC and Unifaculty accredited

CBT Diploma Course Outline – This course is run over 10 Saturdays (please e-mail for dates) starting September, 2018.

There are 10 Modules each one requiring students to demonstrate their understanding through practise sessions and a written assignment.

Unit One – Understanding what CBT is.  Overcome pre-conceived ideas.  Understand negative core beliefs.  Understanding what makes CBT different from other theories.  Understand who benefits from CBT and why.

Unit Two – The Five Aspects of Life Experience Model.  The history of CBT.  Cognitive Dissonance.  Integrating counselling approaches.  Anxiety.  ABC method.  Self defeating beliefs.

Unit Three – CBT methods and approaches.  Disputing methods.  Cognitive Restructuring Therapy.

Unit Four – Attributional Therapy.  Stress inoculation therapy.

Unit Five – Behaviour patterns.  Procrastination.  Thinking errors.  Emotional Intelligence.  Working with clients that evidence negative thought patterns.

Unit Six – Understanding goal setting and validation.  Working with clients to enable them to set achievable, realistic goals in a way that suits both counsellor and client.

Unit Seven – Understanding Self-esteem issues.  Building self-esteem.

Unit Eight – Understand stress.  Working practically with the stressed client.

Unit Nine – Understand anxiety. Working with the anxious client.

Unit Ten – Understand depression.  Use of the low mood workbook.

How to operate safely as a CBT therapist.  Case study assessment.

Students will be given a copy of the Mind over Mood book by Greenberger and Padeski – book reviews and exercises are used with written permission from Guilford Press.

WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS DIPLOMA COURSE – outline This course is run over 10 Saturdays starting 2018, and includes the following areas of study and practice:

  • Play therapy
  • Sand tray work
  • Stress/anger management
  • Dealing with OCD
  • Homework
  • Safeguarding
  • Worry dolls
  • Introduction to dolls house work
  • Working with varying ages
  • Engaging the family
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Working with Transactional Analysis
  • Bereavement
  • Working with CBT
  • Classroom exercises and assignments
  • School issues

This course is aimed at counsellors CPD to enhance skills in working in this field.  You will need a minimum of Level 3 in counselling skills to attend this course.

Do you care? Do the lives of friends, family and colleagues interest you? Are you interested in the way people’s minds work? re you a natural listener or are you keen to help others?