Psychotherapists and Cognitive Behaviour Therapists

Psychotherapists and cognitive behaviour therapists use a variety of therapies in one-on-one or group settings to help people with mental health issues, stress, emotional and relationship problems.


New workers
£ 17,025
£ 31,497
£ 46,895

Available jobs

In the past year there were 12,938 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Helps people come up with new ways to cope with their problems and to change their ways of thinking.

  • Analyses events, behaviour, and habits to understand their mode of thinking and feelings.

  • Talks with patients about their emotions, relationships and personal history.

  • Assesses and provides treatment for people suffering with mental illness, stress, and emotional and relationship problems.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Psychology

  • Mental Health

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Psychotherapy

  • Due Diligence

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Working With Children

  • Trauma Care

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Auditing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Teaching

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Research

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Resilience

  • Enthusiasm

  • English Language

  • Report Writing

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.