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PgD - Counselling and Psychotherapy

PgD - Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Psychotherapy Counselling Skills (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

If you're interested in supporting people and the world of the psyche intrigue you, you can make an immense impact on the lives of others by becoming a counsellor or psychotherapist.

Develop as a therapist and explore your interests through a range of practical and academic situations. Support people through couple counselling, mental health struggles, and bereavement. Research into the teaching and learning process, supervision, working in schools, and primary care.


On this course, you will explore how to work with others as they explore and experience pain/trauma. Throughout, you will consider mental health and illness and work with clients presenting with a wide range of issues - including those who are suicidal, experiencing grief, loss, or trauma.

You will learn to fully comprehend the processes your clients go through and become emotionally and psychologically resilient a key trait required for your future as a therapist. Our aim is to see you become an ethically competent practitioner who can positively transform the lives of clients and alleviate their personal distress in both a professional and reflective way.


Personal and Professional Development 1 - Core
Theory and Practice 2 - Core
Theory and Practice 1 - Core
Understanding Therapeutic Diversity - Core
Personal and Professional Development 2 - Core
Attachment and Adversity - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:2 or above in a relevant undergraduate degree.