Peter Symonds' College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Middlesex University

Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis

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Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (BACP accredited) is designed for those seeking a recognised qualification as a counsellor and the opportunity to develop personally and professionally, using Transactional Analysis theory as a main theoretical model. There are three main threads running through the two year course: Theory, Professional Development and Personal Development. The course involves working in the voluntary sector as a trainee counsellor during year 2 (level 5), developing an awareness of ethical and professional responsibilities, applying humanistic approaches and the TA model to your work and using supervision and personal therapy to support your personal and professional development. Applicants should have successfully completed a Level 3 course in Counselling Skills and a TA101 Certificate of Attendance. Please note that we offer the TA101 at various times during the spring and summer term.


Level 4 (Year 1) modules include: Transactional Analysis Theory, Professional Development and Practice, Human Growth & Development 1 and Personal Development. Level 5 (Year 2) modules include: Professional Practice, Professional Development, Professional Enquiry, Theory and Practice and Personal, Professional Development and Learning, Mental Health and Transactional Analysis Theory Application.

Assessment method

Assessment will be via assignments and an extended piece of research and will be ongoing. Self peer and group assessment will also be encouraged.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please note that we are unable to accept international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should have successfully completed a Level 3 course in Counselling Skills e.g. ABC Diploma in Counselling Skills and a TA 101 Certificate of Attendance.

Additional entry requirements



Applicants for this course should have successfully completed a TA101 Certificate. Please note that this also offered at Peter Symonds College Adult & HE Division.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5950* Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950* Year 1
Scotland £5950* Year 1
Wales £5950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are charged per annum and are provisional. Please refer to our website for further information regarding additional fees for this course.
Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis at Peter Symonds' College - UCAS