Introduction to Psychotherapy

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Course Highlights

  • 33 modules, over 1.5hrs of video content, supporting PDFs and a course assessment!
  • Be able to build rapport and create a positive relationships with psychotherapy clients.
  • Learn about the different psychotherapy methodologies and the types of clients that you will encounter.
  • Start your own online psychotherapist business and learn where to advertise your services.
  • This course is for individuals who are interested in starting a career in psychotherapy and are looking to take the next steps.

Course Overview

Are you fascinated by psychology of human behaviour? In this course you will learn how to provide psychotherapy to children, adults, families and groups; how to create the most positive relationship with your client; what we mean when we say the unconscious mind, and what are the benefits of online psychotherapy.

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!

Instructor Bio

Elmira Strange is a Research Psychologist (MPhil), Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Dip), and Certified Life Coach (Dip). She has previously worked as a Senior Researcher and Psychology Lecturer where she could inform and help others. Within this course, she combines her passion for Psychology and delivers insight into the career of a psychotherapist.

Course Curriculum


  • About the Tutor
  • About the Course
  • Course Overview
  • Handout: Printable Course Objectives

Understanding Psychotherapy

  • What is Psychotherapy?
  • A short historical introduction
  • Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Where do Psychotherapists work?
  • Handout: What is psychotherapy

Starting Psychotherapy Practice

  • Who can benefit from Psychotherapy?
  • Handout: Who can benefit from Psychotherapy?
  • Short-term Vs Long-term therapy
  • Therapeutic relationship
  • What does the first psychotherapy session involve?

Your Potential Clients in Therapy

  • Psychotherapy for children
  • Handout: Psychotherapy for children
  • Individual or Group Sessions
  • Family Therapy
  • Handout: Psychotherapy for families

Different Types of Psychotherapy

  • Psychodynamic approach
  • Unconscious procesess
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • handout: Defence Mechanisms
  • Humanstic Approach
  • Cognitive Behavioural Approach

Internet-Based Therapy

  • Face-to-Face vs 'Online' Psychotherapy
  • How to become an 'Online Psychotherapist'?

Course Assessment

  • Course Quiz
  • Conclusion
  • Thank You and Good Bye

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