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Working with Health Anxieties

The day covers definitions of health anxiety, theories regarding its development and practical CBT interventions for addressing this frequently debilitating and distressing problem.

Can be taken as an individual distance learning course or as a part of a Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

Issues covered include:

  • Definitions and demographics
  • Salkovskis’ and Warwick’s cognitive misinterpretation model of health anxiety
  • Motivational & engagement issues with clients
  • The use of Socratic Questioning to socialise the client into reconceptualising their health problems
  • The use of behavioural experiments to explore and challenge health beliefs
  • Reducing medical reassurance seeking
  • The use of the inverted pyramid technique and pie charts to reduce sense of medical risk

This course is part of the training programme that enables you to complete the BPS Approved Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

You can build up gradually your CBT training portfolio by attending all the courses within the programme at the pace that suits you.

All your training hours will be calculated, recorded in an individual validated log and accumulated towards your full Diploma.

Q: Is there a specific time limit for doing this online course?

A: The course has to be completed within 30 days of subscription.

“I really enjoyed doing this course!
I have always preferred to go on a live study day, believing I would get more out of it, however, the combination of handouts, video presentations and evidence-based articles really added to the whole experience, and I would certainly consider doing this again.
Thank you so much.”
L.M., Counsellor & Hypnotherapist

“This was a very detailed and informative online course, and although I missed the peer group working I felt I benefited by completing the questions and reminding myself of the content.”
L.V., Counsellor

“Really helpful and concise training. I liked the different materials and videos/talks used. I felt this made the course enjoyable and dynamic. Thank you!”
D.S., Psychodynamic Counsellor

Online Training: £140+VAT*.
* VAT is not charged for delegates whose address is outside the EU)

Certificate of Attendance:
You receive a Certificate of Attendance for 7 CPD training hours after submitting the exercises.

To book an Evidenced Reading Module for this course: Click Here

To book an Assessed Case Formulation Module for this course: Click Here

Additional Components of the Diploma:

Evidenced Reading Hours


Course Leader:

Julia Waller
Accredited CBT Therapist

As a recent Programme Director of the CBT High Intensity course at Christ Church University, Julia has unparalleled knowledge and experience of CBT training, supervision and practice across a wide range of mental health conditions. Her current research interests focus on emotional well-being in the workplace and factors influencing return and retention at work along with the issue of workplace bullying.

Julia is a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist.

CBT Diploma Modules
CBT: Introductory Course
(3 days course)
Approved by the British Psychological Society.
Case Formulation
(Online Course)
Behavioural Experiments
(Online Course)
Working with Depression
(1 day course)
Working with Phobias
(1 day course)
CBT for Couples
(2 days course)
CBT for Working with PTSD
(2 days course)
Using CBT Supervision
(Online Course)
Running CBT Groups
(Online Course)
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