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Counselling for Depression Training

21 - 25 May 2018 at University of Chichester​

  • Delivered by experienced counsellors and trainers with specialisms in Person-Centred and Brief Therapy.

  • The University of Chichester has run Counselling Training courses for nearly 30 years and has an excellent reputation evidenced by repeated 100% student satisfaction (ref to NSS) and supported by well-equipped learning resources including an extensive library

  • Study in the historic city of Chichester by the sea in the heart of the South Coast on a beautiful campus close to the city centre with its wide selection of local hotels and restaurants.

The BACP website describes Counselling for Depression as: 

"Counselling for Depression (CfD) is a model of psychological therapy recommended by NICE for the treatment of depression and approved for delivery within the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT). It is one of the therapies recommended in addition to CBT.

The other recommended therapies are: Behavioural Couples TherapyDynamic Interpersonal Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. CfD is described in the following terms: 

Counselling for depression is a manualised form of psychological therapy as recommended by NICE (NICE, 2009) for the treatment of depression. It is based on a person-centred, experiential model and is particularly appropriate for people with persistent sub-threshold depressive symptoms or mild to moderate depression.

Clinical trials have shown this type of counselling to be effective when 6 - 10 sessions are offered. However, it is recognised that in more complex cases which show benefit in the initial sessions, further improvement may be observed with additional sessions up to the maximum number suggested for other NICE recommended therapies such as CBT, that is, 20 sessions."

To apply, please complete the Undergraduate Application Form.

For more information, contact David Taylor-Jones at or call 01243 816385