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Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy Training (Graduate Certificate): January start

Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy Training (Graduate Certificate): January start

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Study mode

Part time evening

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Graduate Certificate

Subject areas

Psychotherapy Counselling Skills (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our new Graduate Certificate Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy Training has been designed to provide you with a pathway to full clinical training as a counsellor or psychotherapist. It is suitable for those working within the helping professions who have completed our Introduction to Counselling course, or equivalent.

You will learn about key concepts in counselling and psychotherapy with a focus on the psychodynamic method and psychosocial/organisational perspectives. You will be taught the significance of developmental life stages and the impact of these on the counselling relationship. You will also develop counselling skills in practical listening exercises and engage in a process of personal development through various experiential learning activities.

On completion of this counselling and psychotherapy training, you will be equipped with knowledge and understanding about the principles of counselling, developmental issues and psychodynamic theory and method. You will also have gained important foundational listening skills and have begun to develop the emotional sensibility necessary to apply to clinical training.

HIGHLIGHTS

On completion of this counselling and psychotherapy training, you will be equipped with knowledge and understanding about the principles of counselling, developmental issues and psychodynamic theory and method. You will also have gained important foundational listening skills and have begun to develop the emotional sensibility necessary to apply to clinical training.

Our counselling courses are taught by experienced and practising clinicians.

Our Department of Psychosocial Studies has a distinctive multidisciplinary psychosocial perspective with academics coming from backgrounds in anthropology, cultural and postcolonial studies, education studies, gender and sexuality studies, literary studies, critical psychology, psychoanalytic studies and sociology.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

This course will enable you to make informed choices about whether counselling and psychotherapy training is right for you. On completion, you will be ready to apply to clinical training, including Birkbeck's MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service - Birkbeck Futures - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond. At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.

Modules

This module introduces the three essential elements needed to train as a professional counsellor or psychotherapist: theoretical knowledge, skills practice and self-development. Your understanding of the foundational principles of counselling and psychotherapy will be consolidated and extended. Topics covered include ethics, boundaries and the frame, and the core conditions for a counselling relationship. We go on to introduce core psychoanalytic ideas, such as the unconscious and dynamic models of the mind, that underpin the psychodynamic approach to practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,540

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

6,610

Entry requirements

You will be able to demonstrate your readiness for academic study with an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. You will also need to have completed an introductory-level course in counselling and/or be working in a helping role.

University information

Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more