Certain organizations have some prerequisites that every candidate must adhere to before applying for the CBT Therapies counseling course . The traditional courses are very strict in their requirements whereas the distance learning programs are pretty lenient. You could find the mandatory qualifications and experience in the institutes brochure. It is best to have a little bit of an experience in this field before venturing into this profession full time. Charitable and nonprofit organizations can be a good place to start with and have a hand on experience. You can then have a better idea if this is the right field for you.