Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Greenwich

Psychodynamic Counselling

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Course summary

Psychodynamic counselling is based on the belief that the past influences the present in ways that we are not always aware of. A psychodynamic counsellor will strive to help clients recognise the possible source of some of their issues such as unhelpful relationships patterns. Another important aspect of psychodynamic work is the way various feelings such as anxiety are being managed. Psychodynamic counselling tends to offer an experience that is different from the one that is expected. This two-year diploma qualifies you to practice as a British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy accredited counsellor, in public or private practice. You will also be equipped to open your own private practice. Aims and Objectives: •To provide the theoretical and conceptual framework necessary to counsel competently •To provide a sound ethical and anti-discriminatory framework for good practice •To provide the opportunity for personal and professional growth, building on the past training, experience and skills of each student •To develop the necessary skills and understanding to practice competently.

Course details


Teaching and Learning Strategies These will include: Setting objectives and learning contracts to include action plans The maintenance of a journal and process records of counselling Theoretical and applied seminars from external speakers Role plays and exercises Experiential group Supervision group discussion in groups of 4 as per the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling professions Tutorials Case discussion

Assessment method

The modes of assessment used on the course comprise assignments and professional practice. The course includes both formative or practice assessment and formal summative assessments. The purpose of a formative assessment is to develop and test your understanding in the subject area. Formative assessments do not count towards your final module mark but your course team will give you feedback to help you improve. Formal or summative assessments normally count towards your module/unit mark and therefore towards your final award (i.e. class of degree, distinction/merit/pass). Assessment methods may include written examinations, and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and often a major project or dissertation in the final year.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

AIM Level 3 Certificate in Counselling

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6No element below 5.5 or equivalent

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7100 Year 1
Scotland £7100 Year 1
Wales £7100 Year 1
Channel Islands £7100 Year 1

Additional fee information

DBS (If you do not already have one) - current fee is £52.00 Personal Therapy (supervision) - £25-50 x 30 hours Residential Trip - £300
Psychodynamic Counselling at NESCOT - UCAS