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CBT Diploma course feedback

The APT Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), course feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below is just some of the great written feedback the APT Diploma in CBT has received.


"I have had a fabulous year of self discovery – highs and lows – achievements and disappointments. I have gown as a person and this can only reflect in to the work I do with my clients. The course has been interesting and enlightening, I have learnt so much. This was down to the people in the group and the way the course was delivered and put together."

Viv Swain, Substance Misuse Practitioner


"This Diploma course has provided me with a treasure trove of knowledge and insight, both on a personal and professional level. I have renewed faith in the field of therapy. The tutors who are also respected Clinical Psychologists prove that passion, integrity and warmth are key personal qualities to possess as therapists and have taught me much more valuable knowledge than the subject of CBT alone. The course has been colourful and inspiring and has been an enriching life experience aside from the benefits it has brought me as a professional. Thank you so much!"

Kath Kuemmerle, Substance Misuse Practitioner


"This year has been a big progress for me in terms of personally and professionally. It has given me skills that I will use not only in CBT sessions but also in all general sessions with clients. Fantastic tutors who have made the learning easy and enjoyable and also have concreted the techniques for me. A massive thank you, CBT is my focus within my career all due to this course."

Vicky Powell, Substance Misuse Practitioner


"Thank you for delivering such an interesting, useful course in such an insightful and inspirational way. Many of the topics have been a part of and touched the lives of others very close to me and it has given me the confidence on a very personal level to be competent on supporting those close to me, as well as benefitting my skills and knowledge on a professional level with my clients, in supporting them also. I value CBT and the shared insight and teaching you have equipped me with in my journey of development."

Sandra Hardy, Counsellor


"The best course that I have ever been on. Very relevant and invaluable. Everything was taught with flair and positivity. The best!!"

Course Delegate


"Fabulous course. Excellent materials. Great facilitators who were real, genuine and presented at a level that made it understandable. Looking forward to furthering my knowledge and skills in CBT."

Lesley Wilkinson, Project Worker


"Great course – well presented with skill, clarity, enthusiasm and humour (when appropriate). Both Will and Pavlo are professional, experienced and skilful. Thank you!"

Sue Bagnall, Project Worker


"This has got to be THE best course I have ever been on. I have developed as a practitioner and also a person. This course had given me the confidence and motivation to strive on to do more. The benefit of this course will reflect within my practice and best of all the service users. I am really excited for what the future may bring!"

Rachel Goddard, Substance Misuse Practitioner


"The course was the finest course I have ever attended without question. The content was extensive and thorough. It covered all aspects of CBT in a clear and understandable manner. The tutors were of the highest quality and presented the material in a way which challenged and supported us to achieve a high standard of knowledge and understanding. CBT training doesn't come any better than this. A superb journey which will enhance my practice greatly."

Jim Fletcher. Senior Drug Worker


"The best course I have ever done (closely followed by Moodmaster). The course was fun with clear learning points. It was delivered with enthusiasm, credibility and empathy for our individual learning styles. The fact that we all became emotional that it was coming to an end says it all! Thank you so much."

Gemma Trufit, Acting Service Manager


"Absolutely enjoyed every moment, learnt a great deal, both professionally and personally. Throughout the whole course I have felt my individual practice gradually improve and feedback has been great."

Neil Firbank, Early Interventions Practitioner


"I can honestly say that it has been the best course and learning experience of my life. I have learnt more than I could ever explain, things that have developed me personally and professionally and will continue to benefit my clients. Once again, thank you very much."

Laura Wallen, Practice Lead


"Really useful course which has made working with individuals with personality diosrders much more acheivble. Would recommend anyone to complete the three days"

Vicky Powell, Substance Misuse Tractitioner


"I am quite astounded and very impressed again that the questions I had 3 days ago have been answered in full. I again feel I can highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking for top quality training that is so understandable, comprehensive and above all practical to use. 10 out of 10 again!"

Kathryn Kuemmerle, Substance Misuse Practitioner


"Great 3 days yet again! Learnt so much knowledge and well presented by the tutors. Great pace, supportive - with humour thrown in appropriately. The group supervision was very useful and worthwhile and I found it very supportive."

Sue Bagnall, Project Worker


"This has been a great opportunity to practise skills and build confidence in putting CBT into practice. Particularly useful was the guidance and format suggested for establishing peer discussion groups ... Really enjoyed it and leave enthusiastic and motivated to put it into practice."

Kathryn Kuemmerle, Substance Misuse Practitioner


"Very good sessions as always. Lots to get through but managed very well. Excellent and informative with very good interaction. First class."

Course Delegate, Senior Drug Worker


"At the end of this 3-day module (CBT for OCD) I am particularly impressed by the amount of practical tools this training has provided me with in supporting and helping my patients with this condition. Again I find myself feeling invigorated and eager to put this learning into practice. I found the skilful, seamless way the trainers adapt the content for our organisation's particular needs impressive. Thanks again for a great experience!"

Kathryn Kuemmerle, Substance Misuse Practitioner


"Another fantastic course with a variety of PowerPoint, useful ideas and role play. I feel like I am learning so much and really seeing how it relates to my practice. I cannot recommend the CBT diploma enough!"

Laura Wallen, Practice Lead


"This has been a most enjoyable course. The tutors are very informative and answer any questions with ease and accuracy."

Rachel Goddard, Substance Misuse Practitioner


"The course was an excellent blend of teaching, role play and discussion that came together superbly to produce a very enjoyable and educational session."

Jim Fletcher, Senior Drug Worker


"This has been a really enjoyable and exciting learning opportunity."

Vicky Powell, Substance Misuse Nurse


"A very good and informative 3 days. Excellent tutors. Excellent format. A fantastic start to the diploma."

Vivian Swain


"Yet again really enjoyed all aspects of the course. The facilitators' enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject matter really assists with learning."

Neil Firbank, Substance Misuse Practitioner


"Excellent, exciting and illuminating! I have experienced many 'light bulb' moments over these first three days. I feel that the way the information has been put across has been done skillfully and so now feel equipped to use what I have learned and feel quite optimistic about introducing this with my clients."

Kathryn Kuemmerle, Substance Misuse Practitioner


"A very rewarding and enjoyable course ... thoroughly looking forward to the next module."

Gemma Trufit, SDP Team Leader


"Overall, this has been a very useful course that has had a big effect on the way I practice therapy. So thank you very much - I have learned a lot."

Course Delegate


"Excellent course. Has helped enhance my ability to work effectively with a whole range of mental health disorders. I would highly recommend to other therapists for professional development."

Richard King, Psychological Therapist


"This has been a rollercoaster ride which has taken me from point A to Z ... This has raised my game, made me more effective as a practitioner and developed my range of responses generally in all client work. I have been able to work towards becoming a fully fledged CBT practitioner which has been a real opportunity to have skills for anxiety disorders etc. I would recommend APT to anyone."

Susan Wyles, Senior Practitioner


"Once again this module followed the previous modules very well, consolidating my learning. Very useful techniques offered for working with self-harming, keeps the work well structured and simple."

Richard King, Psychological Therapist


"This training was really helpful. It felt easy to understand and very helpful. The forms and the techniques can also be used for other conditions. I feel I have a better understanding of recognising clients that display traits of PD. I really enjoyed the course, it was well presented as always. Thank you."

Course Delegate


"I loved and enjoyed the course. As always it has given me a lot to work with - I always (in most cases) use the course material in my work as soon as I get it. My clients love it and and I love it as well."

Coleen Kingston, PTP


"Very useful, many considerations and techniques that I believe will be invaluable to my CBT practice."

Carol Farrelly


"Another interesting, positively affirming learning experience. Reinforcing the good that participants already practise, whilst adding extra learning."

Lynda Burr, Operations Manager


"CBT is becoming a part of my natural style now. Once the course end I will need to consolidate, use the resources and supervision to step on further. All counsellors within the NHS should at least do this level of course."

Course Delegate


"Excellent course. Has helped enhance my ability to work effectively with a whole range of mental health disorders. I would highly recommend to other therapists for professional development."

Richard King, Psychological Therapist


"Course materials, tutor and the manner the training was delivered, greatly facilitated learning. I found the course challenging and stimulating allowing me the opportunity and support to improve my skill base. It is evident in my practice that much of the learning has been incorporated to great benefit to clients and myself."

Michael Coleman, Senior Specialist Substance Misuse Practitioner


"Friendly and empathic. Well presented, questions welcome, adapted to people's learning style. I would do another course. Really great to use the BABCP Competencies folder."

Esther Hall, Senior Practitioner


"Delivered in a respectful collaborative positive way. Very well thought-out curriculum with helpful aids to remembering the learning. I have learned to deliver CBT in a respectful, positive and collaborative way. Very encouraging tutors, a most positive course."

Lynda Burr, Operations Manager


"I have thoroughly enjoyed the course. Its content has enhanced my practice. Today was helpful to consolidate what is required."

Carol Farrelly, Senior Practitioner


"Overall, this has been a very, very useful course that has had a big effect on the way I practise therapy. So thank you very much – I have learned a lot!"

Karen Willoughby, Course Delegate



CBT Diploma

The APT Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

200 hours.

A course we bring to your organisation for up to 15 people to attend, providing 200 hours of focused training, examinations of the knowledge gained, and projects associated with each of the specialised modules. The design of the course is intended to help delegates in their application for BABCP accreditation if they wish to pursue this and automatically gains you APT Level 3* accreditation in each of the subjects you pass. Above all it is designed to make you a more knowledgeable and effective clinician.

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Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 99%

Average Relevance rating: 99%



*These statistics were last updated in April 2017.