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Counselling for Depression

Programme Leader: Lorraine Munro

CfD is an evidence based form of person-centred psychological therapy for the treatment of depression, which is NICE approved. The successful completion of the course requirements leads to licensing to work within the government’s IAPT Mental Health Programme. The competency framework for CfD is derived from the Skills for Health Humanistic Framework devised by Roth, Hill and Pilling (2009). CfD targets the emotions underlying depression along with the intrapersonal processes, such as low self-esteem and excessive self-criticism, which often maintain depressed mood. It aims to help clients contact underlying feelings, make sense of them and reflect on the new meanings which emerge.

Metanoia Institute’s Person-Centred department wrote the National Curriculum for Counselling for Depression in collaboration with the Research and Professional Standards Departments at BACP and provided and evaluated the first wave of training in this approach nationally. The department continues to be active in the development of the approach and Metanoia is now the ‘BACP Approved Provider’ for the southern region of the UK.

CfD Training

This course offers professional development for counsellors who are already trained in Person-Centred or Humanistic approaches and who have significant clinical experience (at least two years post qualification). CfD training intends to build on participants existing knowledge and support them to align their practice with the competence framework which is derived from the research evidence for beneficial outcome.

CfD training will provide dedicated input on working briefly, evaluating risk of suicide and self-harm, working relationally with client self-report outcome measures, working informed by a competence framework and working with emotional processes.

External Links 


Publications for CfD

Counselling for Depression - The Perceptions of Trainees (Pearce et al. Therapy Today 2012)

Evaluating Counselling for Depression - (Pearce et al, 2012 )

Training Counselling for Depression

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