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Masters degrees in Psychotherapy equip postgraduates with the skills to use therapeutic psychological methods to rehabilitate individuals and improve their mental health.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Counselling, Art Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and Integrative Psychotherapy. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant Psychology discipline.
There are over a thousand different therapeutic techniques within the field of Psychotherapy. Depending on your interests, you may specialise in any number of traditional and non-traditional techniques, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dance and art psychotherapy, and even spiritual techniques like meditation.
Courses typically cover ways of improving difficult behaviours, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts and emotions, as well as helping relationships and social skills. Certain psychotherapies are aimed specifically at treating diagnosed mental disorders.
You will usually explore different approaches to psychotherapy through a placement aimed at increasing your vocational abilities, including one-on-one sessions and working with couples and groups.
Psychotherapists may be self-employed, working within private practice, or find employment of behalf of local government to provide public services. Healthcare settings include homes, hospitals and community centres.
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Build a rewarding career as a professionally-qualified registered dance movement psychotherapist. Graduates are eligible to register with the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK). Read more
The part-time MA Art Psychotherapy course at the University of South Wales provides you with the fundamental training and skills to become a qualified Health and Care Professions Council Art Psychotherapist. Read more
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 BACP-accredited Postgraduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBP) is aimed at those who are interested in a professional training to become a psychotherapist, with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as the core theoretical orientation. Read more
This course is accredited by the Universities Training College of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP). The primary aim of the MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies is to facilitate students’ academic and practical professional development as part of the requirements for professional registration in psychotherapeutic counselling/psychotherapy. Read more
This programme provides you with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of dance movement therapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work, and enables you to practise as a dance movement therapist. Read more
This distinctive and professional programme, which is suitable for those with or without a background in counselling, draws upon psychology, neuro-psychotherapy, neuroscience and biosciences to reflect the scientific content required in psychotherapy training. Read more
Structured around an in-depth clinical supervision training module, this flexible course will enable you to advance your expertise in Counselling and Psychotherapy in the areas most relevant to your professional practice. Read more
Anxiety and depression are among the most common mental health disorders experienced by all ages. Psychological recovery is greatly enhanced when the individual receives the correct treatment. 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
There are two clinical strands Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and a third strand which does not lead on to an accredited training qualification with an accredited training institute. Read more
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