If you’re working as a counsellor, this distance learning course will continue your professional development and top-up your qualification to a degree. Distance learning with live attendance You'll study this course online via distance learning. Expert tutors will guide you through a range of teaching and learning activities which can be studied at a time that fits around your existing commitments. However, you’ll need to attend live online for the Group Therapies and Theory & Practice of Research modules. For full details, visit the 'Modules, workload and more' tab in the Teaching & Learning section further down this page. As part of this course, via distance learning you’ll:
- Explore the key theoretical counselling orientations, including the relational approach and cognitive behavioural therapy, widely used in the NHS today
- Identify underpinning philosophies, values and cultural assumptions
- Explore key issues and debates in psychological therapies
- Experience and facilitate an online group
- Learn about different models of supervision, and reflect on your own experience
- Develop an understanding of research methods and apply these to your own piece of research, culminating in your research dissertation
- Occupational therapy
- Social work
- Contemporary issues and debates in the field
- Group approaches
- Study at a time that fits around your other commitments
- Deepen your understanding of counselling and apply your knowledge to practice
- Engage with other qualified counsellors
- Part-time study available
- Research-led teaching
- Theories of Therapy
- Supervision in Practice
- Issues & Debates in Psychological Therapies
- Group Therapies & Group Work
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants should normally have a Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling, HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent award of 120 level 5 credit points in a cognate subject. Applicants should have formal training in counselling and/or psychotherapy, with a minimum of 100 supervised client hours and membership of BACP or equivalent professional association with code of ethics. Applicants who have completed a Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma may be considered through recognition of prior learning and will be required to submit additional documentary evidence including two references and a written case study. Further details will be provided on receipt of application.
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Fees and funding
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