Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at University of Roehampton - UCAS

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Course summary

Why this course?

  • The course is accredited by the BACP
  • Our approach incorporates aspects of theory and practice from three main therapeutic traditions; person-centres, cognitive and psychodynamic.
  • Gain the necessary skills to work with a wide range of people with a range of psychological issues.
  • Top ten in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (PTES 2022, 2023).
  • Jointly recognised as the best modern university in the country, and the best modern university in London for research excellence. (REF 2021). 77% of our research is ranked ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2021).
About this course Train in counselling and psychotherapy and become eligible for individual practitioner registration with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The programme, accredited by the BACP, is based on an integrative relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy, which has been developed over many years by our cutting-edge teaching team. Our integrative approach, at the forefront of counselling and psychotherapy theory, practice and research, incorporates aspects from three main therapeutic traditions; person-centred, cognitive and psychodynamic. You will be encouraged to explore psychological processes and experiences from these different perspectives, and recognise the theoretical, personal and cultural assumptions which influence your work. You will have the opportunity to work with a placements co-ordinator to find a suitable counselling/psychotherapy placement in which to gain the depth and range of experience necessary to become a competent practitioner. Information on over 500 different counselling placements is available. Skills You will learn:
  • Cognitive and reflective skills
  • Practical ways of working with your clients in a therapeutic relationship to address conscious and unconscious needs and produce a change in emotional and cognitive processes and behaviour
  • Attunement to the client as well as openness to and awareness of their and your internal processes. This involves integrating complex and advanced skills, and responding creatively to complex, novel and unpredictable situations.
As well as having a theoretical understanding of these processes, from the first year you will have modules allowing you the opportunity to practice your counselling skills. Career opportunities Graduates can work in:
  • Health and social services
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Education in counselling field.
Modules Examples include:
  • Integrative Theory and Skills
  • Assessment of Clients for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Integrative Theory and Practice

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Entry requirements

1a) Professional Qualification: Applicants hold a relevant professional qualification relating to working with children. These include: • Social Work (DipSW, BA in Social Studies with DipSW, Masters in Social Work MSW) • Nursing (Nursing BN, Nursing BA/BSc) • Teaching (PGCE, B.Ed, MA/MSc in Education) • Occupational Therapy (BSc, MSc) • Speech and Language Therapy (BSc, MSc) • Counselling/Psychotherapy Postgraduate Diploma, MA, MSc) • Clinical Psychology/Educational Psychology (PhD, MSc) OR 1b) Academic Learning: Applicants hold a good second-class honours degree (2.2 or above) in Psychology or related subject. AND 2) Professional Experience: Applicants must have considerable experience of working directly with children and families. This must include a minimum of two years post qualifying experience (from professional qualification or degree). AND 3) Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure: Applicants must present an appropriately clear and up-to-date Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) (formally CRB) check prior to starting the Masters programme. All applicants must successfully complete an interview with academic staff.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6510 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6510 Year 1
Scotland £6510 Year 1
Wales £6510 Year 1
EU £13912 Year 1
International £13912 Year 1

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Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at University of Roehampton - UCAS