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Counselling and Psychotherapy PGDip

Counselling and Psychotherapy PGDip

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General) Psychotherapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Summary

This long-established and hugely popular course is fully accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). It is designed to provide training in an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy. It will enable you to develop your own synthesis within a framework which is not tied to a particular theoretical school or perspective. We follow current research into what actually works in counselling and psychotherapy, which means we use an integrative approach, employing a variety of techniques to respond to the needs and preferences of individual clients. Both qualifications entail completing 100 hours of supervised work, which will be undertaken on a placement which you have to secure for yourself. However, the school has established links with many agencies and practices where our students have worked over the years.

Your Future Career

In recent years, around half to two-thirds of students leave after completing their Diploma (which is the professional qualification), with the remainder staying on for a final year of MA study. In either case, you will be able to work towards the next level of professional standing by seeking individual accreditation within the BACP, which requires 450 hours of supervised working. Past students have attained this level two or three years after graduating. Even if you do not go on to work as a counsellor or psychotherapist, this course is a strong supplement and support for work you may already be doing in health, social care or education.

Completing the course often leads to career progression. Many past students have returned to previous jobs while establishing and developing their own counselling practice as a second strand to their careers. In several cases this has proved successful enough to become their main source of employment.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Main topics of study will include: Research methodology mainly qualitative; Writing a project proposal; Conducting a literature review; Ethical issues in research/applying for ethical approval; Academic supervision; Academic peer support/study groups; Writing a research project or dissertation; Reflection on experience; On-going clinical work and supervision.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee is £2,050 per 30 credit module. Tuition fees are subject to annual change.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee is £2,250 per 30 credit module. Tuition fees are subject to annual change.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need 2.1 honours degree in any discipline. They will normally be expected to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

University information

The University of East London has 140 practical, career-focused postgraduate programmes in the areas of: Arts Creative and tech industries Architecture Engineering and construction Cultural studies Social sciences Law Business Education Psychology Health Bioscience Sports Many of these are accredited by professional bodies. The uni is based across two campuses in East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park...more

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