This programme is ideal if you wish to qualify and pursue a career as a professional counsellor. It's designed to enable you to develop as a reflective counselling practitioner- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-counselling/
The programme offers a full-time mode of study extending over a minimum of two years and a part-time mode of study extending over a minimum of three years.
The curriculum focuses on psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and relational psychoanalytic perspectives.
Through engagement in a range of learning contexts, including lectures, group seminars, therapeutic skills practice workshops, creative workshops, experiential group work, counselling placements, personal therapy, tutorials, independent study and dissertation supervision, students are supported in developing links between personal, clinical and theoretical knowledge.
Although the training is not an ‘accredited’ course of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), many students on the programme have chosen to complete the requirements stipulated by the BACP to become individually accredited clinical practitioners.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Lynne Brown.
The Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies has human relationships at its heart.
Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies
You’ll benefit from the wealth of experience of our staff and their commitment to ensuring that you’ll leave us as a reflective, research-minded professional.
We offer programmes in Community Studies, Social Work, and Therapeutic Studies.
Our degrees are informed by our commitment to social justice and applied practices – whether you want to:
understand and challenge the ways that vulnerable individuals and groups are disadvantaged and marginalised become a social worker, community and youth worker, therapist or counsellor change people’s lives through dance, drama and music You’ll benefit from the wealth of experience of our staff and their commitment to ensuring that you’ll leave us as a reflective, research-minded professional.
The programme will enable you to develop:
critical thinking, evaluation and interpretation interpersonal and therapeutic skills communication in a range of modes (written, spoken, interpersonal) research skills
Suitable careers for graduates of this programme include:
counselling teaching support and welfare work advocacy and mentoring