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Diploma in Mindfulness-Based Experiential Therapy (MBET-L6)

The Diploma in Mindfulness-based Experiential Therapy is designed to enable learners to progress onto a higher level qualification requiring the acquisition of more specific knowledge, skills, and understanding.

The course provides training in mindfulness-based experiential therapy at a level appropriate for safe, ethical and effective practice when working one-to-one with adults presenting with a range of psychological/emotional issues.

The qualification is accredited by the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body).


Entry Requirements


Unless you are a recent MBET graduate, regardless of previous qualifications, you will need to complete either the MBET Fast-Track foundation level training in counselling and psychotherapy course or the MBET Certificate in Counselling Skills and Studies, before you can gain access to the MBET-L6 Diploma.

Applicants may be required to produce a reference from their counselling supervisor and/or a previous course tutor commenting on their suitability for undertaking the MBET Level 6 training.

The programme is designed to accommodate those with relevant training undertaken elsewhere covering theory and skills to a level that will enable then to start seeing clients in an agency setting. They will also need to demonstrate that they have the capacity to cope with the academic and emotional aspects of the training and adhere to the MBET approach.
Prospective candidates will be informed if additional pre-course assessment procedures will be necessary.

Details of the theoretical model

There is no consensus on definitions of Mindfulness – various accounts are presented in both secular and Buddhist contexts. The MBET approach to meditation/mindfulness is multifaceted.  It does not separate particular meditation techniques from their context of origin.


The MBET approach integrates the insights and methods of both East and West.


The underlying philosophy of mindfulness practice is based on Eastern Wisdom traditions which articulate a methodology for engaging in a process of inner exploration that focuses on the relationship between awareness and objects of awareness, hence relational mindfulness.


Relational mindfulness involves the in vivo practice of mindful awareness while interacting with the client. Clients and therapists cultivate a curiosity towards the inner processes and how they influence and are influenced by one another. 


It is not possible to conceive of mindfulness as an ‘add-on’, or for the counselling process to be seen as solely a set of techniques and skills which can be learned. Rather, the ‘way of being’ which emerges through sustained engagement with the practice gets embodied.


The MBET approach brings together 3 key areas in the field of psychotherapy, namely attachment theory, mentalization theory and research, and mindfulness studies, all of which play central roles in the training of MBET therapists and in informing their work with clients.



Year 1: £3510 + £239 CPCAB registration.
Year 2: £3510 + £239 + £125 Final assessment fee.

Date(s) / Times: Tuesdays and Wednesdays (18.00 – 21.00)

Next Intake
Year 1 starts  January 2021
Year 1 ends December 2021

Year 2 starts January 2022
Year 2 ends December 2022

Class size: Maximum 12

Total GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 400

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