Understanding Depression & Anxiety Disorders

We are often asked by coaches where the line is between stress and a mental health problem, or where the line is between therapy and coaching. The intention of this course is to give each attendee a detailed understanding of a range of common mental health issues, to leave you with a clearer view of where these boundaries lie.

This course is open to everybody, with no prior experience assumed or expected. Whatever your current knowledge, you are welcome here.


Six-week Online Course: 1 hour per week for six weeks

Cost: £150 +vat for the six-week course


6th July 10:00-11:00

13th July 10:00-11:00

20th July 10:00-11:00

27th July 10:00-11:00

3rd August 10:00-11:00

10th August 10:00-11:00


Outline of content:

We will cover the issues below. We will discuss how each issue is currently defined in the UK, what the symptoms are and importantly, what this looks like in real life. We will then discuss what the recommended treatments are, where someone can go to find these treatments and what they will be likely to experience if they go ahead with treatment, particularly cognitive behavioural therapy (which is a key recommended treatment for each of the conditions we will discuss).

  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic disorder and agoraphobia
  • Specific phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)


Delivery Method:

The course will be delivered in a webinar style, so you can sit back and take in the information and examples. There will be some opportunity for a few questions at the end of each session. Each session will be recorded, so if you miss one, you will be able to catch up.



Suitable for:

This course will be of use to you if you have an interest in developing your understanding of these conditions in general, or if you want some answers for the following questions:


  • Where the line is between depression and low mood, or obsessive-compulsive tendencies and diagnosable OCD?
  • Where can people go for help?
  • What will they experience if they do go for help?


The Trainer:

Ted Bradshaw, Head of Academic Learning at Barefoot Coaching Ltd

Honorary Assistant Professor of Psychological Therapy at the University of Nottingham, CBT Therapist, PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, PG Cert in Business and Personal Coaching

Ted is a cognitive behavioural therapist who has spent the last decade working with common mental health issues and helping people to find the best treatment for them.

Ted also supervises and teaches therapists in order to develop their skills of diagnosis and treatment. Ted believes in putting things in simple, straightforward language and likes to use practical examples to bring theory to life.


​Session information

Time and Date

Monday, July 6, 2020



Online - Zoom


Exc VAT: £150.00

Inc VAT: £180.00

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If you have any questions please call us on:
01332 863641