The MA Psychotherapy & Counselling provides an intermediate pre-professional training, and includes taught, clinical, experiential and self-directed components.
This course is also available as a postgraduate certificate - http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/programmes/psychotherapy-counselling-certificate.aspx
Upon completion you will be able to go on to the final stage of training that leads to eligibility for UKCP membership as an integrative or existential psychotherapist.
Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa.
Register for an open evening - http://www.regents.ac.uk/events/ma-psychotherapy-and-counselling-sept-2016.aspx
Why should I choose this programme?
This programme offers a broad knowledge of theories of psychotherapy and the work of key historical and contemporary figures.
It will enable you to:
•Develop your individual approach to the practice of psychotherapy and counselling
•Gain self-insight. evaluate your personal beliefs and identify prejudices that may affect your clinical practice
•Apply your knowledge and skills in an approved clinical placement under the supervision of experienced practitioners
•Develop your knowledge of research methods and carry out an in-depth ethical investigation into a relevant topic
•Key skills, aims and objectives
•Gain eligibility for professional training at advanced diploma level
•Prepare for psychotherapy practice by learning skills in the safe environment of the classroom
•Demonstrate a capacity for self-insight gained through personal therapy, and for ongoing self-evaluation and reflection on personal beliefs and prejudices that may affect clinical practice
•Gain knowledge of research methods and carry out an in-depth ethical investigation into a relevant topic
•Start to develop an individual approach to the practice of psychotherapy and counselling
Upon completion of the programme you will be eligible to progress to one of our Advanced Diploma courses (in Integrative or Existential Psychotherapy), which is the final stage of training that leads to eligibility for UKCP membership.
How to apply
Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
Step 1 Apply
You can apply in the following ways:
•Apply directly to us using the application form available here http://www.regents.ac.uk/media/1188903/Regents-application-form.pdf
Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:
•Copies of academic transcripts and certificates of all academic study undertaken after secondary school
•One letter of academic reference
•A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience if applicable.
•A 300 to 500-word personal statement in support of your application, outlining your reasons for applying to your chosen programme and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
•A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
•One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at [email protected]
•If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
Please note: most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application materials. However, RUL reserves the right to invite candidates for interview and to reject those who decline to attend.
Step 2 Making an offer
We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.
If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
Step 3 Accepting the offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must:
•Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
•Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
•Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)
•Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/how-to-pay.aspx
Step 4 Full acceptance and visa
On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
(please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).
For more information on course structure, admissions and teaching and assessment, please follow this link: http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/programmes/ma-psychotherapy-counselling.aspx
You will need a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any discipline as well as a Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling of a minimum of 120 hours.We also require at least six months’ professional experience in an allied area (such as nursing, social work, teaching, human resources or mediation) or in a voluntary capacity in a helping or supportive context (such as befriending, mentoring or telephone helpline counselling).For further details and clarification, please see our website.For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we also require proof of English proficiency - please view our website.
MA - Annual tuition fee: £6,900 Registration fee: £920 Dissertation submission fee: £1,500 Non-EU advance deposit: £2,000. Cert - Tuition fee: £3,85