Study Counselling & Psychotherapy with us and gain the skills you need to practise as a psychological therapist.
Our MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy brings training in the foundations of therapy, training those who are keen to support individual in a variety of settings.
Our modern programme includes:
· A comprehensive learning experience with an expert team.
· State of the art facilities & equipment.
**The programme has been designed to meet BACP accreditation criteria, and will be submitted for accreditation in Summer 2021. Graduates at this time will be required to apply for the BACP certificate of proficiency to gain registration, and we expect graduates will be well-equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to complete
Building on our long history as an education provider of training in applied psychology in therapeutic practise, we have developed our programme to incorporate best practise from the fields of Psychology, Psychotherapy, and modern mental healthcare.
The field of counselling is a thriving and growing area of professional practise, with standards and duties undergoing enhancement all the time. Our programme has been designed to ensure you have the skills and competencies to remain current and up to date as a practitioner.
Counselling & Psychotherapy
The programme has a foundation in humanist values, with emphasis on an empathic therapist-client relationship as central to mental health work. It allows an integrative framework for the development of a range of clinical, research, and reflective skills. It offers an applied working knowledge of humanistic therapy, with a view to integration of other therapeutic modalities. Each year you will undertake a range of modules where you will learn from qualified experts in the field, who will teach you how to engage with clients and make a positive contribution to their welfare. You will engage an experiential learning throughout the entirety of the programme, and develop a robust skill-set.
The vitality of the course comes from an experienced and supportive course team, passionate about empowerment in mental health. Building on a programme history spanning two decades, the programme is committed to the development of ethical and reflective practitioners who work collaboratively with clients, as co-creators of the therapeutic experience.
The team has longstanding relationships with experienced placement supervisors in the NHS, education sector and surrounding services. We work closely to ensure that course content and clinical placement experiences remain at the forefront of modern mental health practice.
We are a diverse group of people welcoming those of any ethnicity, culture, religion or sexual orientation to join our community and contribute to the profession of Psychology. Our team are members of professional bodies – including the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), the British Psychological Society (BPS) as Chartered psychologists, and the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will be learning from experienced practitioners in Forensic, Counselling, and Clinical Psychology.
Join us at the next Postgraduate Open Evening and meet some of our team.
The course is part of the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Education, Health, & Wellbeing. The School of Psychology is the professional home to over 50 teaching and research staff, bringing a broad range of interests and experience to benefit students learning on our portfolio of courses. Our School is recognised as one of the leading providers of Psychology education, using innovative teaching methods focussing on the application of scientific and theoretical principles to the study of people’s lives. Psychology staff are grouped into a variety of highly active research clusters through our Centre for Psychological Research, publishing in the latest academic journals and working to make a real-world impact on people’s lives.
We provide multiple opportunities to enhance your career and create networks inside and outside of the department: including volunteering networks, peer mentoring, and the opportunity to become a research assistant for our academic staff using the Research Opportunities Network.
The course is based at our City Centre campus - the Millennium City building, where you learning a multidisciplinary environment alongside our colleagues in nursing and social care. The building offers a unique learning space in our psychology labs, simulated environments for creative research projects, and our cyberpsychology lab with the latest in virtual-reality and eye-tracking equipment.
We offer many levels of support, such as academic, placement, research, and cohort tutors who provide personal support and professional mentoring in relation to many aspects of the training. While in training you will have access to our professional practice resources, teaching materials, CPD activities and regular tutorials with members of the team. We also support graduates as they enter the workplace, as alumni and members of the professional community. We work in partnership with Advance HE, the nationally recognised body in teaching quality, to continually develop the quality of our courses with modern teaching and learning practises.
Our applied programmes create critical thinkers, leaders, and innovators who make real contributions to any role in which they work. Our courses are integrative and inclusive, where we focus on teaching and assessment using multiple techniques enabled by digital technologies. A variety of teaching methods enables us to develop self-directed learners, who are adaptable and well-prepared for modern workforce.
We provide a supportive learning environment for people with creative minds, who like to ask challenging questions and find out what is behind what they see in front of them.
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