University of Suffolk has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
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
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!
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|Campus name||University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|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
|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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|