The MSc Therapeutic Counselling programme is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. It provides excellent training and education for those who seek a formal counselling qualification matched to BACP professional body requirements and competences.
This programme is suitable for applications from: allied health disciplines; those who are seeking to make a career change but have some experience (voluntary or otherwise) in a helping capacity e.g. human resources, law, social services, education; or those seeking to enhance current professional practice with insight into the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy and the management of high intensity distress.
The MSc Therapeutic Counselling's flexible entry system may also appeal if you have previous post graduate counsellor training and are seeking a master's level qualification accredited by the BACP.
Students of this programme will attend an afternoon and evening per week, for three terms (i.e. 28 weeks) per year. Applications are considered throughout the year.
The Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling is a trusted provider of excellent academic degrees and vocational training. Our teaching staff are research active and are experts in their respective field. The department is consistently rated highly in the National Student Survey. We pride ourselves on combining high-quality teaching with world-class research and a vibrant student experience. We have well-equipped facilities and laboratories to support our activities and we employ creative teaching methods and assessment techniques. All our programmes offer a wide choice of courses and we welcome and offer support to students from a range of backgrounds.
The aims of the programme are:
- To provide you with a range of therapeutic counselling techniques based on an integrative relationship model
- To enable you to examine critically and reflect on counselling theory in the light of a range of contextual issues and cultural differences
- To give you opportunities to understand the impact of context on the practice of counselling
- To provide you with the opportunity to follow individual theoretical, professional and research interests, determine how to integrate theory and practice, evaluate your practice in the light of different theoretical perspectives, and study a theoretical approach to an advanced level.
The Department of Psychology & Counselling at Greenwich has a strong record of delivering high quality programmes, research and consultancy. All our programmes offer a wide choice of courses and we employ creative teaching methods and assessment techniques. We welcome and offer support to students from a range of backgrounds.
What you'll study
Part time - Year 1: Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
The Integrative Relationship in Context (20 credits) Professional Aspects of the Integrative Relationship in Context (20 credits) The Integrative Relationship & Practice 1: Professional Issues (20 credits)
- Year 2: Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
The Integrative Relationship and Therapeutic Counselling (20 credits) Professional Aspects of the Integrative Relationship (20 credits) The Integrative Relationship & Practice 2 (20 credits)
- Year 3: Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Advanced Clinical Theory and Practice (20 credits) Counselling Research Methodology and Project (40 credits)
Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.