University of East London

Degree level: Postgraduate

Counselling and Psychotherapy (Taught)

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Course summary

Applications for this course must be complete and submitted by 4.00pm on Monday 10 January 2022. Please note that offers will be sent to applicants only once all interviews have taken place. We aim to communicate all offers in Spring 2022 (exact date to be confirmed). If we still have spaces available after the first application window, we will open a new application window in April 2022. This long-established and hugely popular course is fully accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). It is designed to provide training in an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy. It will enable you to develop your own synthesis within a framework which is not tied to a particular theoretical school or perspective. We follow current research into what actually works in counselling and psychotherapy, which means we use an integrative approach, employing a variety of techniques to respond to the needs and preferences of individual clients. Typically, students on this course will have first degrees in other subjects, and they may be employed either part-time or full-time. You may be working in health, social care or education - but you don't have to be. This course (two years for the Diploma) is ideally suited to those with a part-time job, although it can also work for those with full-time commitments. The basis of study for the Postgraduate Diploma is one afternoon/evening per week. The two-year Postgraduate Diploma allows you to practice as a BACP registered counsellor. Completion of the diploma confers automatic entry to the MA Counselling and Psychotherapy final year which is a popular choice for our students. (Only the Masters is eligible for a student loan from SFE.) The Postgraduate Diploma entails completing 100 hours of supervised work, which will be undertaken on a placement which you have to secure for yourself. However, the School has established links with many agencies and practices where our students have worked over the years. You may take these skills back into your workplace, use them for a change of career, or develop your own specialist practice.

Course details


Modules include: Counselling and psychotherapy: self, skills and theory; counselling and psychotherapy: Integration and application.

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including essays, presentations and process reports. You will be assessed on your practical skills, on your personal journal and on your professional log, which is an ongoing record of your client work, supervision, personal development and training.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours in any discipline. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. Applicants must have relevant clinical experience and the ability for self-managed learning and have adequate opportunities to carry out formal client work. English language requirements: Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Counselling and Psychotherapy at University of East London - UCAS