City CBT

 City CBT Coaching College was founded in 2012 to train coaches in CBT coaching techniques. We have a range of world-class lecturers on our team and run training courses in London. In October 2017, we are excited to be able to offer fast track professional accreditation.

CBT Coaching applies the techniques of CBT in a non-therapeutic way to the problems of every day life enabling individuals to rapidly and efficiently reach their goals.  Under the therapeutic tradition of CBT we focus on the ideas of Albert Ellis, originator of Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (RECBT).

In a corporate context business coaching can help Managers and staff at all levels of the organisation address career-blocking problems quickly and effectively.

Good reasons for training with City CBT

Our Company Mission
Our mission is to provide the highest quality CBT Coaching Diploma in the UK that is not only academically sound but entertaining and interesting.
The City CBT Philosophy
  • Our philosophy is to provide premier training for students who wish to expand their existing skills either from one of the caring professions such as existing coaches, doctors, dentists, therapists, teachers, social workers etc. or for those already working in the business arena who wish to enhance the welfare of their employees.  Our training is also suitable for those who are thinking of making a career change and would like to start the process of understanding what it is to be a coach.
  • To ensure that the highest quality of material is delivered we provide academically sound, up to date material that is delivered by some of the top experts in the UK.
  • We know that happy students will learn more easily and be more successful.  To this end we endeavour to ensure that all students are made to feel welcome and go to great lengths to ensure that a happy, friendly atmosphere is created.
  • We know that one of the best ways to learn is ‘to do’ therefore students are encouraged to practise in class and out of class as much as possible.
  • We provide on going support to our students either in the form of Supervision or our UK CBT Coaching Meet Up groups.  Peer supervision and the concept of working with other coaches and forming alliances is strongly encouraged.
  • We aim to develop coaches that are dynamic, professional, knowledgeable and charismatic.
The City CBT Promise
We promise to provide where possible the best service we can to all our students to ensure that they gain optimum benefit from the training.  We promise to encourage, cajole and support our students to the best of our ability.
Our Integrity - Our Code of Ethics
City CBT Coaching College advocates the following code of ethics that is in line with industry standards such as The Association for Coaching (AC).

In line with the Code of Ethics of The Association for Coaching we expect our students to comply with the following essential elements of ethical, competent and effective practice:

Please note: ‘Client” refers to anyone receiving coaching from you.

1. You should be fit and healthy enough to practice as a coach.  If you are not, then you should not practice until you are fit to do so and, if necessary, your Clients should be offered alternative support.

2. Your experience should be appropriate to the needs of your Client.  If you do not have the necessary or relevant skills, you should refer your Client to those who have, such as more experienced coaches, counsellors, psychotherapists or others offering specialist services.

3. You should be aware that levels of psychological support not normally delivered by a coach may be required by a Client.  If so, the Client should be referred to an appropriate source of care, such as the Client’s GP, a counsellor, psychotherapist or another appropriate service or agency.

4. You are responsible for ensuring your Clients know of and fully understand, before and at their first session, the nature of and terms and conditions of any coaching contract, including session cost and frequency.

5. Any claims you make to a Client are honest, accurate and consistent with maintaining the coaching profession’s good standing.

6. Your contracts should state that, if during coaching, evidence of illegal activity or the potential for harm to the Client themselves or others is disclosed, you may have to inform the appropriate authorities and so be unable to maintain complete client confidentiality. If possible and appropriate, this should be done with the Client’s consent and permission. If the Client is a child, arrangements should be made with their sponsors to ensure a level of confidentiality that is in the best interests of that child while working within current legislation.

7. You should be open about the methods you will be using before a contract agreement is signed and from then on during the coaching process.  You should also be willing to supply your Client with information about the coaching process if they ask for it.

8. You should be sensitive to issues of culture, religion, gender, sexuality, disability, race and all other aspects of diversity.

9. You must respect the Client’s right to terminate the coaching at any point during the coaching process.

10. You should maintain appropriate records of your work with Clients, ensuring that these are accurate and appropriately protected from disclosure to third parties. You must be particularly mindful of a Client’s rights under relevant and current legislation, such as The Data Protection Act.

11. You are required to monitor the quality of your own work through feedback from Clients and other appropriate professionals.

12. You are expected regularly to seek consultative support, typically from a qualified and experienced coaching supervisor such.

13. You should aim to complete at least 30 hours annually of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the theory and practice of coaching.

14. You must take necessary measures to remain informed of any statutory or legal requirements that may affect your work as a coach and to comply with them fully.

15. You should consider any relationships you may have with other clients and sponsoring organisations that may impact upon a client.  Any such relationships should be made known to those parties involved and agreement reached as to whether to continue with the coaching.

16. If you work with children you must have a relevant Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check before coaching begins.

17. You must always act in a manner that does not bring the profession of coaching into disrepute.