East Sussex College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Brighton

Person Centred Counselling

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Course summary

You will be trained to use person-centred counselling skills and attitudes to form and maintain effective counselling relationships. 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 for 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 enables 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 East Sussex College to gain a full BSc Honours Degree.

Modules

The main aims are achieved through students becoming able to:

  • Use person-centred counselling skills and attitudes to form and maintain effective counselling relationships.
  • Develop the skills of reflection and reflexivity in relation to their counselling practice.
  • Analyse the social context of counselling practice including the family, difference and diversity, culture, politics, religion and language within contemporary society.
  • Discuss the application of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP] Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions to counselling practice.
  • Describe how to use supervision effectively.
  • Use research effectively and develop research knowledge and skills.
  • Discuss mental health issues in relation to counselling.
  • Examine the implications of working as a counsellor across a range of work settings including private practice.

Assessment method

Your progress and development are monitored through tutor, peer and self-assessment and specific 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. Study on campus is timetabled to cover 1 day per week during term-time.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You will need to have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Counselling Skills (classroom-based course), and have completed a minimum of 60 hours in-person counselling practice hours at Level 2. Distance learning or online courses at Level 2 or upper level, can't be accepted, as an entry requirement for this course.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Other

A course specific essay will need to be completed in addition to the application paperwork Academic Reference from Level 2 Counselling Tutor


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall with mimimum 6 in writing.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7995 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
England £7995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7995 Year 1
Scotland £7995 Year 1
Wales £7995 Year 1
International £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7995 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Person Centred Counselling at East Sussex College - UCAS