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

New workers start around £17,025. Normal pay is £31,497 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £46,895.

Available jobs

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


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Working With Children

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Trauma Care

  • Auditing

  • Clinical Supervision

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.