Description

This programme is ideal if you wish to qualify and pursue a career as a professional counsellor. It’s designed to enable you to develop as a reflective counselling practitioner.

This is a psychodynamic course, aimed to give students solid theoretical foundations as well as basic counselling skills in psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy. It combines classical with contemporary psychodynamic theory and has a strong emphasis on issues relating to diversity and multiculturalism in theory and practice.

The programme offers a full-time mode of study extending over a minimum of two years and a part-time mode of study extending over a minimum of three years.

The curriculum focuses on psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and relational psychoanalytic perspectives.

Through engagement in a range of learning contexts, including lectures, group seminars, therapeutic skills practice workshops, creative workshops, experiential group work, counselling placements, tutorials, independent study and dissertation supervision, students are supported in developing links between personal, clinical and theoretical knowledge. You’re required to be in personal therapy throughout the programme (please note that this is at your own cost).

On completion of this programme students will have achieved all the educational requirements necessary to be eligible to apply for personal accreditation with the BACP, after they have accrued the necessary additional post qualification hours.

Study Details:

MA 2 years full-time, 3 years part-time

Module Details:

  • Psychodynamic Theories 30 credits
  • Counsellor Competencies and Attitudes 30 credits
  • Reflective Practitioner 30 credits
  • Applied Psychoanalysis 15 credits
  • Research Methods 30 credits
  • Clinical Placement 30 credits
  • MA Counselling Dissertation 60 credits

Student Destinations

Suitable careers for graduates of this programme include:

  • counselling
  • teaching
  • support and welfare work
  • advocacy and mentoring

Fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £8640 Home/EU - part-time: £5760 International - full-time: £18900

Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject and a certificate in Counselling/Counselling Skills as well as experience of working in a counselling-related field or where interpersonal communication skills are central to your role.

We also welcome applications from individuals with relevant work experience. In this case you must have knowledge and/or experience in psychodynamic theory and practice, and provide evidence of this with an up to date CV, references and personal statement.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of the capacity to develop the competencies for professional counselling practice:

  • emotional insight
  • robustness
  • ability to provide a reliable, honest, containing and reflexive relationship to clients

These will be evaluated through the application and interview process. The Admissions Tutor will seek to understand your qualities as a person and assess your suitability to practice with vulnerable clients.

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