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Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy MA

Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy MA

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General) Psychotherapy Psychology Specialisations

Course type


Course Summary


This programme provides the training in counselling and psychotherapy necessary to become eligible for BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) individual practitioner registration.

The course, accredited by the BACP, is based on an integrative relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy, which has been developed over many years by our cutting-edge teaching team. Our integrative approach, at the forefront of counselling and psychotherapy theory, practice and research, incorporates aspects from three main therapeutic traditions; person-centred, cognitive and psychodynamic. You will be encouraged to explore psychological processes and experiences from these different perspectives, and recognise the theoretical, personal and cultural assumptions which influence your work.

As well as cognitive and reflective skills, you will also learn practical ways of working with your clients in a therapeutic relationship to address conscious and unconscious needs and produce a change in emotional and cognitive processes and behaviour. This involves integrating complex and advanced skills, and responding creatively to complex, novel and unpredictable situations.

Career options

Graduates can work in health and social services, voluntary organisations and the education in counselling field.


The aim of this module is to develop the counselling skills introduced in the previous term, in preparation for reflective, ethically based counselling practice, in placement. This will take place via experiential learning, and the introduction of theory to deepen students? understanding and integration of foundational counselling skills. The module aims to develop trainees counselling skills, building on the introductory module of the previous term, but looking at challenging aspects such as impasse, managing overwhelming emotions and sensitive topics. The emphasis is on practical preparation for working in placement as well, in areas such as use of supervision, BACP ethics, note-taking as well as supporting students so that they are in placement before the second year.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree at grade 2.2 honours or above in psychology or the social sciences or an arts related subject. Plus evidence of experience of working in a helping role with vulnerable adults in either employed or voluntary work. You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university.

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more