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Psychodynamic Counselling MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Psychological Counselling Psychoanalysis Psychotherapy

Course type


Course Summary

This course offers a professional qualification to work therapeutically with children and adolescents. You will gain a thorough theoretical and practical training, including a supervised placement, enabling you to qualify as a counsellor. In addition to clinical training for working with children and adolescents, we also offer the opportunity to study modules which focus on adult therapeutic care. A requirement of the course is that you are in personal therapy or counselling on a weekly basis. As part of your course, you’re also required to undertake work-based observations and attend a conference. You may incur associated travel costs. This course provides clinical training for those working with children and adolescents and gives you the clinical experience through placements in agencies such as schools or the NHS (National Health Service). Our graduates go on to a number of different destinations, including further study and training in psychoanalysis, Jungian analysis, or psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Many of our students are already professionals, clinical and non-clinical, so return to their existing fields, either in jobs or further training, and use study with us to deepen their understanding of their work.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



This module provides you with the opportunity to develop and consolidate the personal capacities to take up the role of psychodynamic practitioner. It concentrates on the ability to reflect on your own experience as a key element in psychodynamic work. It gives you opportunities to take ownership of your own learning experience and to take responsibility for yourself as a learner, a member of the course group, a member of the staff in the placement and a clinician. It encourages further and deeper awareness of the conscious and unconscious elements in ourselves and between ourselves and others that provide the background to all human relationships and interactions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a diploma or equivalent training in counseling; a qualification in counselling from a different orientation or with a different age-group; BA Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations; Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Approaches/Psychodynamic Counselling.