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Masters degrees in Counselling involve advanced study of therapy techniques aimed at improving individuals’ mental health. When you’ve finished an accredited Masters in Counselling, you’ll be able to apply to become a registered counsellor or psychotherapist.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Counselling Psychology and Therapeutic Counselling, while entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Social Science or Psychology. Counselling programmes come in a variety of forms, from MScs to Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates.
As a qualified counsellor, you’ll be providing a vital – and sometimes life-saving – service. You’ll be able to work in a range of industries and contexts, and could find yourself employed within coaching and business frameworks as well as in healthcare and therapeutic settings.
These courses examine several forms of professional counselling, including online and distance counselling; child and adolescent counselling; and individual, couples and group counselling. You may wish to specialise in a particular kind of therapeutic technique, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), art therapy or transactional analysis (TA).
Careers commonly include roles in a clinical or healthcare setting such as a hospital or private counselling service. Alternatively, you could work in social welfare with a charity or education institution, or a business-oriented role in a human resources department.
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The course is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Our approach incorporates aspects of theory and practice from three main therapeutic traditions; person-centred, cognitive and psychodynamic. Read more
The Graduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology is for students who are planning to go on and do further graduate work, whether through a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology or a related profession. Read more
Person-centred-experiential counselling and psychotherapy is internationally recognised. Evidence suggests it's one of the leading therapeutic approaches to mental health and wellbeing, and it continues to develop important practical applications and theoretical knowledge. Read more
The Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a professional training in counselling. The full-time programme has been running for over 10 years and has been accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Read more
This two-year counselling and psychotherapy course, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), emphasises the integration of theory, research, practice, and a commitment to self-awareness to help you develop into a competent, creative and ethically-sound counsellor. Read more
This course is designed for people who work in a setting that involves offering help, support, or guidance to others. People working in education, the NHS, voluntary agencies, social services, government schemes or in the private sector will find the course provides invaluable skills and knowledge. Read more
The Graduate Certificate in Counselling course is an ideal starting point for those who want to begin to train as counsellors, but do not have traditional academic qualifications and/or previous experience in a helping role. Read more
An intensive foundation in counselling for those who meet elements of counselling in their day-to-day work and who wish to enter this field professionally. Read more
Counsellors help people through difficult times of their lives, often when they are most vulnerable. Read more
The programme offers advanced academic study of counselling and related practices. It aims to foster the development of critical reflection on the field by professionally qualified practitioners. Read more
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