University of Suffolk

Counselling (Integrative) University of Suffolk Degree level: Undergraduate

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The approach to counselling at University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College is integrative; an approach which has developed over the past half century, as a result of counselling outcomes research. The integrative model involves drawing on a range of theories which help us to understand how human beings develop, how personality and emotional challenges emerge, and how we act in the face of universal issues of our existence such as freedom, death, anxiety and guilt. Integration is also concerned with understanding why and how we are happy to show certain aspects of ourselves while hiding other parts. The aim of integrative counselling would then be to enable access to our whole self.

Employment opportunities are found in the NHS, GP surgeries, charitable foundations such as MIND, FOCUS12, in family centres, and eating disorders organisations amongst others.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B940
Institution code S82
Campus name University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College
Campus code B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

Successful applicants will hold a full level three qualification, preferably an Access to Counselling course. Applicants with a level three qualification in a different discipline will also be considered if they have successfully completed a recognised counselling course of at least 90 hours classroom attendance, which contains both theoretical and skills elements. Other equivalent routes will be considered.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,790 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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01473 338352


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