CBT Career Mentoring

It was so helpful to discuss my dilemmas with Anjali. We went through pros and cons of different training options I was considering to further my career. Anjali pointed me towards things I had not considered before and she was helpful with tips on securing placements. Thank you so much Anjali. I was much clearer on what I needed to do after speaking to you.

Anjali is the friendliest person I have spoken to whilst researching for correct career-based information in CBT. I started a non-accredited course, and I knew no one in the field that could advise me. Anjali knew exactly where I had gone wrong and what I had to do to get back on track. She even went out of her way to find out more details for me to ensure I had all the information. I have spoken to various people along the way, but no one has been as dedicated or passionate about helping as she has. She is easy to talk to, non-judgemental and has a wealth of experience. I highly recommend her services as she is amazing!

Before speaking to Anjali I didn’t know what I didn’t know! After the call I had a clearer understanding of what my next step should be and a new sense of hope and motivation to help me take them. I particularly found her sharing her experiences useful!

Anjali has a wealth of knowledge about CBT, both about training and becoming BABCP accredited. Her ability to offer advice and support is invaluable. Highly recommend her as a mentor.

If you’re interested in a starting or furthering a career in CBT, have you considered having a CBT career mentoring session with Anjali, our Clinical Director?

What do topics are discussed in CBT career mentoring?

  • Next steps after a psychology undergraduate degree
  • Finding appropriate job roles in the field of psychology
  • Experience needed to train as a CBT Therapist
  • Different CBT training routes, including self-funded or paid by the NHS.
  • Finding CBT placements for self-funded courses
  • Becoming accredited with the governing body (BABCP).
  • Moving into lecturing or research
  • Making a move into working in private practice

Case studies

Becky* was a qualified CBT Therapist thinking about how best to progress her career. She felt that it was time for a new adventure. She was unsure what her options were, having been in the NHS for a long time. We talked about roles such as being a therapist in private practice and  lecturing at a university. We also discussed working within schools as part of their new Mental Health Support Teams, and working for services that provide third party services for the NHS. We discussed how these worked, particularly with regards to keeping registration with the governing body going. We thought about how these roles could even be combined for a variety-packed working week. I suggested some workplaces to particularly explore these ideas. Becky hadn’t originally thought about all of these roles and what they might include. After some thought, and interviews, Becky was now working in a private therapy practice I had recommended (not our own, as we didn’t have any space for more staff at the time!). She has also taken up a teaching role in a university too. Becky is now enjoying her split between the roles, and a good work-life balance.

Lucy* was a recent psychology graduate, needing support with next career steps. After finding me on Instagram, she emailed me for some support. To start with, we had a call to discuss graduate options such as support worker roles and Samaritans helper. We discussed how these can lead to more specialist positions such as assistant psychologist roles. We talked about further training for roles such as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP), Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Therapist and Clinical or Counselling Psychologist. Finally, we discussed how to search for these jobs as well. I then sent Lucy an email with some links to relevant job adverts to get a better feel for the role and to apply if she wanted to. I also provided the websites of where many jobs are advertised for the sorts of roles we discussed.

Priya* came to see me for help with becoming a qualified CBT Therapist. She had lots of years’ experience in the mental health field, so was a perfect candidate for CBT training. Priya wanted support with the KSA and would often send me draft versions for me to provide some feedback. We also roleplayed how to assess for common difficulties in a CBT style to be able to understand how this would look. This helped Priya to feel more confident for interviews, which often require a roleplay element. Priya has now obtained a place on a CBT training course and starts in January.  A big congratulations to her! (Please note, despite my experience with several universities, both past and current, I am not able to provide advice directly about their specific processes or policies. The advice I can provide is more general to several universities or settings).

Practicalities

Our sessions are 30 minutes, however you could book two sessions back to back if you think you’ll need longer. You may only want or need one session in total, or may wish to have one session to start with and then come back again in the future for more.

Mentoring sessions costs £30 per half hour session, and payment by BACS is required in advance to secure the spot.

If you’re interested, get in touch via the enquiry form below, or call us on 0118 40 50 108.

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