This programme provides opportunities for students to develop their knowledge and skills as a counsellor, and is especially suited to those considering a career as a practising counsellor. Counselling is a talking therapy with two major strands: firstly, helping people cope with emotional and relational difficulties and, secondly, facilitating personal growth. In the first term of the programme, and informed by the reflective scientist-practitioner model, students are introduced to counselling theory and ethics, and are taught and practice counselling skills. Due to the course leading to a professional qualification in counselling, much of the learning is experiential where students can develop their counselling skills as well as how to apply theory to their work. The primary theoretical and philosophical approach the programme teaches in the person-centred approach with an emphasis upon the importance of intersubjectivity and the therapeutic relationship. In the second term students can gain practical experience as trainee counsellors, learn about relevant clinical research paradigms, and are introduced to methods for reliably assessing a client's response to counselling, including the use of measurement tools such as questionnaires. The second year will focus on the MSc, where students can develop a range of research skills and engage in a research project in relation to counselling. Following completion of the PG Diploma Counselling (first year), students can apply for individual registration with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) pending completion of professional practice hours.
For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.
Students are assessed through a range of assessment types and formats. These include essays, case studies, presentations, counselling role plays, research reports, research proposals, and a portfolio. Assessment Feedback The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure a prompt return of in-course assessments usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
First or upper second class honours degree. All offers made to those still completing a BSc are contingent upon applicants meeting these requirements.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£11520||Whole course|
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