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Integrative Counselling and Coaching PGDip

Integrative Counselling and Coaching PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General) Coaching (Teaching / Training)

Course type


Course Summary

The PG Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Coaching offers professional training for those who aim to integrate various counselling approaches and coaching in their one-to-one practice. Broadly speaking, counselling concerns itself with the resolution of internal conflicts and psychological changes. Coaching deals more with goal achievement and behavioural changes that can be measured and perceived. For example, counselling would deal with the reasons why someone had a drink problem, while coaching would deal with the habit itself. Although there is some overlap between these two approaches, they are not interchangeable. However, they can be complementary. This course is answering an urgent need that reflects a general trend towards more open-minded, integrative practice. You can apply to do the course with a wide range of degrees. The first year is taken up with counselling training. The second year offers coaching training and an introduction to a specific model of integration, Personal Consultancy. There is then the option for students to continue onto a third year to complete a full MSc. This third year consists of a module on research methods and dissertation. As a successful graduate you will be able to apply for membership of and eventual accreditation by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This would require additional practice hours.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



Counselling application (30 Credits)
Core counselling theory and practice (30 Credits)
Evidence based coaching theory and practice (30 Credits)
Personal Consultancy (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee is £1,950 per 30 credit module. Tuition fees are subject to annual change.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee is £2,140 per 30 credit module. Tuition fees are subject to annual change.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have a minimum 2:2 Honours and 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