Psychotherapeutic Counselling at Staffordshire University - UCAS

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Course summary

Our Psychotherapeutic Counselling MSc will develop you into a reflexive counsellor who can work effectively with clients on a diverse range of issues. As anxiety, stress and various associated conditions become increasingly common in today’s hectic world, more and more people are recognising the benefits of counselling. Taking an integrative approach, this course will help you to develop a range of psychotherapeutic strategies – and enable you to begin to call on your own life experiences – to help your clients better understand their feelings and overcome the challenges they face. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Assessment method

Among other activities, during Years 1 and 2 assessments include essays and presentations on ethics, theory, skills critiques and personal development activities. In Year 2 you’ll also be assessed on your critique of audio from an actual client session. In Year 3, you’ll be assessed on your research proposal and dissertation.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Entry requirements

You must obtain a counselling placement involving a minimum of 100 hours of supervised counselling practice during the course. Your emotional maturity and resilience will be assessed as part of the application and interview process. You must have achieved at least a 2ii Honours degree in Counselling / Psychology and Counselling. Applications are also welcomed from those with the required counselling qualifications. If your degree is in an unrelated subject, you’ll need to have at least a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling. You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 7.0 or equivalent).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Psychotherapeutic Counselling at Staffordshire University - UCAS