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We are excited to announce our new Certificate in Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy!

This is an additional certificate that can be awarded to students taking the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.

The certificate has been introduced to acknowledge and highlight the depth and breadth of CBT knowledge, theory and skills within the Diploma programme. 

The Certificate has been designed and verified by Daniel Mirea, a BABCP accredited senior therapist and supervisor, who is one of the leading CBT trainers and therapists in the United Kingdom.

It has always been the case that the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) has contained a substantial amount of really good quality theory, principles and skills from cognitive behavioural approaches. For some time we have wanted to have a way of verifying and recognising how much high quality CBT training a student has received on the Diploma.

A Counselling Psychologist from Greece recently said that our course was “better than the Beck Institute”.
High praise indeed!

(The Beck Institute is in some ways the “temple” of CBT as it was founded by Professor Aaron T. Beck and now continues to run under the direction of his daughter Professor Judith Beck).

As part of studying the CBH Diploma you will develop a strong basis in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and learn a large number of cognitive behavioural therapy strategies, approaches, tools and techniques. 

In recognition of this learning you may wish to add the CBT certificate to your qualifications. 

The videos and slide content is provided free. If students wish to gain the certificate there is a charge for the assessment.

Why is this important?
What does it mean for me as a student-therapist?

Firstly, the introduction of this certificate means that you can develop a much deeper confidence in the therapeutic approach you are learning.
Generally most psychologists who are experts in hypnosis do not think that “hypnotherapy” is a real therapy but just a set of tools. Their view is that hypnosis must always be an addition, an adjunct, to a psychotherapy. And the golden rule is “you should not be using hypnosis if you can't already work without hypnosis”.

This Certificate follows that principle. It demonstrates that you have learned CBT during the training and you know how to work both with and without hypnosis. Yes you are learning a proper psychotherapeutic approach, independent of hypnosis, as you take the training. You will be able to extend your professional work by confidently being able to work both with and without hypnosis.

Secondly, so you can much more confidently market your skills and approach as being based on CBT.

Thirdly, if you complete the assessment and gain the qualification you can add “Cert. Int CBT” to your post nominals.

Fourth, this will deepen your confidence and creativity, as a therapist.

Fifth, this will begin to extend your sphere of competence (organically not automatically) – so that you have a theory, understanding and approach to work with more complex and severe disorders.

Finally the Certificate will deepen your understanding of the basics of CBT which will allow you to continue to study CBT on your own – attending workshops and reading books – you will “get” the CBT approach at a very deep (yet simple level). A whole landscape of learning and professional development opportunities will open to you!

Is this really a valid certification in CBT?

Yes. This is not simply some marketing hype.
We hired Daniel Mirea to be a consultant on this project – and then to oversee this certificate in Integrative CBT
He created a set of learning outcomes for a Level 5 Certificate CBT that were based on the Post-Graduate Diploma in CBT he teaches at Regents University.
We then mapped those learning outcomes against the learning outcomes for the Level 5 Diploma in CBT.
We noted any gaps.
We created additional content (new modules and additional workshop) that closed those gaps.
So the Certificate in CBT has an APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning) of the CBH covered in the Diploma in CBT and then the additional modules, workshop, case study and book review ensure you have met the additional learning outcomes in the Certificate Integrative CBT.

See below Daniel Mirea's credentials.

To gain the Certificate in Integrative CBT you will need to:

Complete the Diploma in CBH and be awarded the Level 5 Higher Diploma in CBH
Complete the Assessment & Conceptualisation in CBT – 1 day workshop with Daniel Mirea
Complete the Fundamentals of CBT module which contains additional lectures
Complete a CBT case study (with supervision) and write a book review (see below)


The purpose of this certificate is to enable students to precisely identify the considerable amount of CBT theory, principles, and techniques that they have learned during the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy and allow them to recognise and use that independent of hypnosis.

In addition students will increasingly see hypnosis as an adjunct to CBT and develop a good basic competency in CBT independent of adding hypnosis to it.

• To recognise the value of what students have learned in terms of behavioural therapy and cognitive therapy under the name of cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy. 
•To allow students to more easily deepen and further their study into CBT.
•To create a strong theoretical, knowledge and skill basis in CBT upon which they can build with further study and practice.

Sphere of competence for this certificate:

It is important to note that this additional certificate doesn’t automatically extend your sphere of competence.  In the view of the college, if the CBH Diploma and CBT Certificate are your only qualifications as a therapist we would consider your initial sphere of competence to be as follows:

  • Performance improvement: sports, exam, driving, public speaking etc
  • Mild anxiety associated with phobias e.g. animals or heights
  • General stress: work related, lack of assertiveness
  • Mild anxiety associated with social anxiety e.g. speaking in meetings or presentations, expanding friendship groups, dating, networking
  • Habit change: nail biting, hair pulling

However by stronger attention to CBT theory, fundamentals and approach you will more quickly be able to expand your sphere of competence. Discuss this with your supervisor.

Our CBH Diploma is structured as follows:

Stage 1: Certificate in Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy

Stage 2: Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Stage 3:  Certificate in Cognitive Hypnotherapy

The Stage 1, our Certificate, consists of 7 days (or equivalent for online learners) of intensive study. This course is focused on basic hypnotherapy assessment, hypnotic induction, and the use of suggestion; it presents a strong and comprehensive foundational training in traditional hypnotherapy – with a modern approach to hypnosis (non-trance model of hypnosis).

The Stage 2 is an intermediate qualification designed to help students build upon their basic hypnotherapy training and bridge the gap to full diploma qualification.  The content in Stage 2 is focused on learning Behaviour Therapy techniques and how to integrate these with hypnosis. 

The Stage 3, which leads to the Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy award issued by NCFE.  The content in Stage 3 is focused on learning Cognitive Therapy techniques and how to integrate these with hypnosis.

Content for Stage 1 includes:

  • Basic hypnotherapy assessment, hypnotic induction, and the use of suggestion; it presents a strong and comprehensive basic training in traditional hypnotherapy as well as relaxation and meditation techniques with hypnosis.
  • Essential self-hypnosis and “hypnotic skills training” exercises
  • Content is based on experimental and clinical research into hypnosis.
  • The history and theory of hypnosis, from an evidence-based perspective and how hypnotherapy integrates with CBT and mindfulness
  • The practical, ethical, and professional aspects of running a hypnotherapy practice
  • How to treat common stress and anxiety-related problems and basic pain control techniques using hypnosis

In stages 2 and 3 the course integrates hypnosis with a wide variety of cognitive and behavioural approaches and techniques

Content for Stage 2 includes:

  • Stress Inoculation Training (Meichenbaum)
  • Exposure and Desensitisation approaches (Wolpe, Lazarus)
  • Tension Control and Applied Relaxation (Jacobson, Benson, Ost, Borkovec)
  • A wide range of emotional regulation techniques
  • Habit Reversal Training (Nunn and Azrin)
  • Thought Stopping, Paradoxical Intention (Salter, Frankl etc)
  • Assertiveness Training, Social skills training and Authentic Self-Expression training

Content for Stage 3 includes:

  • Cognitive models and approaches and integration with hypnosis
  • The role & use of imagery in Cognitive Therapy (& in Hypno-CBT®) 
  • Cognitive Therapy for Anxiety (Clark, Wells and Beck)
  • Problem Solving Therapy (Nezu, Nezu & D’Zurilla)
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (Ellis)
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches (Perls, Kabat Zinn, Hayes et al) [All three stages]
  • A wide range of cognitive defusion (dehypnosis) methods
  • Social Anxiety approaches (Clark & Wells, Padesky)

Each of the three stages focus on experimental and clinical research and science to underpin everything that we teach.


Daniel Mirea is an accredited CBT consultant, senior lecturer, researcher and writer who trained and worked with some of the most recognisable clinicians in the United States and UK over the years (i.e. Gilbert P,  Corrie S, Padesky C, Young J, Hays S, Linehan M, Emmy van Deurzen, etc.). He currently writes workshops, doctoral programmes and trains in different cognitive and behavioural approaches such as Exposure Therapy, Stress Inoculation, Cognitive Restructuring, Metacognitive Therapy, High & Low Intensity CBT, Clinical Hypnosis, EMDR, Mindfulness Therapy, DBT, ACT and Neuro Affective-CBT.

With a career spanning over 30 years in the mental health field, he is a fellow alumnus of King’s College and an accredited practitioner with BABCP and UKCP as well as a senior member associate at The Royal Society of Medicine, IACP and EMDR Association UK & Ireland. Having a particular interest in low self-esteem, childhood trauma and deeply rooted feelings of ‘shame and guilt’ Daniel Mirea developed his own behavioural models: Neuro Affective-CBT (shame/ self-disgust/ low self-esteem), Emotion-Focused CBT (interpersonal/relationship problems). Daniel Mirea has a long association with professional athletes, developed Sports-CBT as a method for enhancing performance and with London arts, theater and media community where he relies on NA-CBT and Vygotsky method acting to build resilience, manage performance anxiety and treat symptoms of clinical perfectionism.

Here is Daniel introducing himself:

Assessment and Qualification

Students wishing to be awarded the Certificate in Integrated CBT will need to complete the following:

  • Completion of the current Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Diploma and obtaining the Level 5 Higher Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
  • Attendance at Daniel Mirea's Assessment & Conceptualisation workshop – there is an option to attend this workshop via live webcast
  • Watching the additional recordings in the CBT Fundamentals module.
  • Submitting a book review of Judith Becks Basics and Beyond (third edition). 
  • Complete an additional case study applying CBT approach
  • Attending supervision sessions for the case study; a pre-planning call with your supervision and a reflective supervision session.

The assessment and qualification fee is £145.00 which includes marking of your book review and 90 minutes of supervision (30 mins pre-planning and up to 1 hour reflective supervision sessions).

Core Text Books for the Certificate in Integrative CBT
(this is in addition to the core texts for the Diploma in CBH)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Basics and Beyond by Judith Beck (3rd Edition)

Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Science and Practice by James Bennett Levy etc etc

Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Den nis Greenberger and Christine A Padesky (2nd Edition)

An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Skills & Applications.  Helen Kennerley, Joan Kirk & David Westbrook.  Edition 3.

Bringing CBT into the Valued Present by Tom Borkovec (Chapter)

Integrative CBT for Anxiety Disorders by Assen Alladin

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Alumni able to apply to complete this certificate?

What post nominals can students who take the Certificate in Integrative CBT use?

Can a student apply to complete the Certificate before completing the Diploma

What is the supervision allocation for the case study?

Where are the documents associated with the assessment?

Can one of my previous case studies for the CBH Diploma be used for this Certificate?

Can the student start the case study before the pre-planning session?

If the case study volunteer drops out part way through the treatment plan, what

Does the case study volunteer need to sign any paperwork?

What is the cost of the assessment?

I have paid for the Level 4 assessment and would now like to upgrade to Level 5, is this possible?

I have previously qualified for the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy at Level 4, can I upgrade to Level 5?