East Sussex College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Brighton

Person Centred Counselling

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Course summary

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You are trained to use person-centred counselling skills and attitudes to form and maintain effective counselling relationships. This course develops the skills of reflection and reflexivity in relation to counselling practice, together with the opportunity to analyse the social context of counselling practice. The course develops the skills of reflection and reflexivity in relation to their counselling practice, together with the opportunity to analyse the social context of counselling practice including the family, difference and diversity, culture, politics, religion and language within contemporary society. The course is accredited by the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists [BACP] ethical framework to counselling practice and supports students with how to use supervision effectively, to research effectively and develop research knowledge and skills. You will discuss mental health issues in relation to counselling and examine the implications of working as a counsellor across a range of work settings. WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? The course is based on the person-centered philosophy and therapy of Carl Rogers. All course tutors are qualified and experienced person-centred counsellors. The skills and professional attitudes of counselling are developed through group work, seminars, creative workshops, tutored discussions and lectures. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? The course is for those who can demonstrate an empathy and understanding of life experiences and knowledge of person-centred beliefs and attitudes and wish to become a person-centred counsellor. WHAT CAN YOU DO AFTER THIS COURSE? As a qualified Counsellor, you can work in a wide range of services including abuse services, primary care counselling, services for young people, mental health services and careers services as well as in private practice. Qualification enable you to work towards professional accreditation and pursue higher education in counselling related fields. Graduates may progress to the one year Top-up Degree at Sussex Downs College, to gain a full BSc Honours Degree.

Course details

Assessment method

Your progress and development are monitored through tutor, peer and self-assessment and specific written assignments. You will complete 100 hours of placement work and receive 25 hours of supervision for this work. You will also engage in 40 hours of personal therapy in the life of the course.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B941
Institution code:
S83
Campus name:
Eastbourne
Campus code:
E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You will need the minimum; of 60 hours counselling skills at a minimum of Level 2. Either GCSE English, or equivalent literacy to demonstrate your ability to work at a higher level


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
International £9000 Year 1
EU £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our full-time tuition fees for UK and EU students starting in 2021 is £7,500 per year for an undergraduate degree. Our full-time tuition fees for International students starting in 2021 is £9,000 per year for an undergraduate degree. Studying with us will give you excellent value for money. Our lower fees, compared to many other universities, help you to save money, while getting the very best from our expert tutors.
Person Centred Counselling at East Sussex College - UCAS