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Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression Training (PCE-CfD)

PCE-CfD is an innovative development in counselling and psychotherapy. The qualification is recognised by the NHS and enhances career prospects for qualified therapists.

PCE-CfD training enables therapists to understand the requirements of working within an NHS environment. It deepens understanding of the connection between research, theory and practice.

Research into person-centred experiential practice that engages with emotional processing has shown to be effective with clients who are depressed. At the University of Nottingham we are creating a community network of PCE-CfD therapists.

We accept applications from counsellors already employed as an NHS Talking Therapies: for anxiety and depresstion* therapist, subject to Health Education England (HEE) funding. We also accept applications from humanistic counsellors who do not have HEE funding and wish to self-fund their place on the programme.

Delegates are supported throughout the 18-month long programme by being allocated with a PCE-CfD Supervisor and the opportunity to attend an annual refresher day.

* replaces IAPT



The University of Nottingham is a BACP approved provider.


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Course details

Everything you need to know about the PCE-CfD course

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Course dates, application deadlines and how to apply

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Supervision course

Become a PCE-CfD Supervisor

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Refresher days, meetings, twilight sessions

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Meet the PCE-CfD team

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