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MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

Course Description

Why choose this course:

• This course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), so you can be sure it's relevant and recognised throughout the profession.

• It will help you to further your career and become a BACP accredited autonomous counselling practitioner.

• You'll integrate theory with practice during the course, so you'll develop both your skills and knowledge to enable you to continue your professional development.

About the course:

This course will enhance your personal and professional development by:

• increasing your theoretical understanding
• enhancing your clinical skills
• increasing your awareness to become a 'reflective practitioner'
• deepening your personal insight.

You'll be encouraged to:

• develop your understanding of the theoretical, social, cultural and ideological contexts in which your clients perceive, confront and manage problems
• engage in in-depth consideration and analysis of major trends and orientations within integrative therapeutic work
• adopt an informed and critical approach to the professionalisation of psychotherapeutics with particular reference to ethical issues
• identify and use appropriate sources of supervision within counselling practice
• develop skills in working from an integrative position with your clients
• carry out a piece of research related to the theory and practice of integrative counselling practice (Master's stage).

Visit the MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy page on the University of Derby website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Kathryn Pierrepont

I have found studying this course very stimulating and have gained a sound theoretical base from which to develop and gain confidence in my psychotherapeutic practice. In addition, I have appreciated the support and encouragement shown by the academic staff.


Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree (lower second or above) and a foundation qualification in counselling or counselling skills, for example, a ten-week counselling skills course. You will usually need to be working as a counsellor or psychotherapist if you want to take the two-year full time course.

Course Fees

2014/2015 fees were £755 per 20 credit module. Please check our website for the latest information.

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