DN Colleges Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Contemporary Relational Counselling

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Course summary

Students will learn how to integrate different counselling models and how to tailor them to meet clients’ unique needs. Cognitive behavioural and solution focused approaches will be integrated within a wide theory base, which will include systemic, psychodynamic and humanistic concepts. The three year full time course will equip students to work as clinical practitioners in a variety of settings, the content having been specifically selected to meet needs of newly qualified counsellors who will encounter a cost conscious and evidence based approach to counselling delivery. This Degree is Validated by the University of Hull.


Year one The first year will concentrate on teaching students’ common factors in counselling (including the therapeutic relationship), exploring the principles of the therapeutic relationship and introducing a variety of theoretical models. Ethics and safeguarding will be taught, and students will be encouraged to develop self-awareness and reflexivity. Role play and practice skills will be a feature to prepare students to work with clients from the second year onwards. Module 1 Common Factors Module 2 The Therapeutic Relationship Module 3 Theoretical Principles Module 4 Attachment and Loss Module 5 Ethical Practice Module 6 The Self of the Counsellor Year two The second year will build on the knowledge gained in year 1, target more specific client presentations and incorporate a supervised clinical practice element in a recognised placement (50 hours). Students will have the opportunity to approach counselling and therapeutic theories from different perspectives and link concepts to practice in a reflexive, free flowing manner. Specific modules will be dedicated to research, clinical supervision and difference and diversity. Module 12 will be dedicated to supervised clinical practice in the placement centre. Module 7 CBT Principles Module 8 Research Principles Module 9 Supervision and Practice Principles Module 10 Further Theoretical Principles Module 11 Diversity and Difference Module 12 Clinical Practice Final year Year three will offer a series of modules, such as working with specific client bases and problems. It will provide theoretical support and assistance in accurate decision making and treatment planning. The approach is concentrated on utilising the clients’ own resources and capabilities to solve issues and promote self-awareness, self-worth and self-confidence. Module 17 will run through the year and feature a reflexive dissertation based on clinical practice, enabling students to showcase their integration of theories into clinical practice. Students who successfully complete year 3 will be awarded a BA (Hons) degree in Contemporary Relational Counselling. Module 13 Working with Complex Presentations Module 14 Relational Research Module 15 Challenges in Relational Counselling Module 16 Further Challenges in Relational Counselling Module 17 Reflexive Clinical Practice All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time

Assessment method

Assessment methods include:

  • Peer assessed role plays
  • Case Studies
  • Case presentations
  • Theory based written assignments
  • Production of documentation for clients (flyers, website information)
  • Research projects
  • Portfolio (informed by learning journal kept throughout the course)
- Reflexive critical response to learning and practice

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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University Campus Doncaster
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7770 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7770 Year 1
Scotland £7770 Year 1
Wales £7770 Year 1

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Contemporary Relational Counselling at DN Colleges Group - UCAS