Postgraduate Education

Integrative Counselling PgDip/MSc

Contact provider for duration.
Contact provider for duration.
Leave your details so the provider can get in touch

Course description

This course provides a unique opportunity to complete a foundational counselling qualification and obtain a post graduate degree in only one year. It enables students to engage with key theoretical approaches in counselling and related skills, and to learn to integrate them in ways that allow them to be effective practitioners, equipped to work in a range of settings. The course provides professional and academic training and the opportunity to complete a research dissertation; producing reflective and research focussed practitioners who are equipped to meet the future challenges of the counselling profession. This includes the inclusion of BACP online and phone therapy (OPT) competencies (BACP, 2021) as part of the training programme. The course meets the standards set by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and subscribes to the BACP Ethical Framework (2018). (The course is aiming to receive BACP accreditation).

Training Course Content

You will attend University for taught sessions on Wednesday, Fridays and every other Saturday over the year. You will start on your journey to becoming a trained counsellor. You will do this through a balance of theory, skills practice, personal and group reflection. You will learn about two theoretical models in counselling at depth (Gestalt and Psychodynamic theory). You will also begin to practice a range of counselling skills, learn about ethical and contextual issues and dilemmas, and take part in a personal development and case discussion groups.

You will complete a 100-hour counselling placement and this placement will continue throughout the rest of the programme. Alongside this, you will also start your personal therapy. Once on placement, you will also have regular clinical supervision. In terms of taught content, you will also learn about the counselling relationship, and how to begin to integrate different theories into a coherent model. You will take modules in mental health and in working to different time contracts in counselling, including doing brief therapy and you will complete a research dissertation (MSc route only) and a specialist topic review for PgDip students.

Course delivery details

  • You can qualify as a counsellor in only 1 year
  • The course combines academic study and personal reflection with a strong focus on counselling skills and practice
  • Newman University enjoys a strong regional and national reputation in counselling training and has good relationships with a range of placement providers across the region
  • The course meets the standards set by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • It offers a distinctive training in integrative counselling, drawing on contemporary models of counselling to form an integrated framework for practice
  • On completion, you will have the skills and knowledge to practice independently or within an organisation.

Request info

Contact course provider

Fill out your details to find out more about Integrative Counselling PgDip/MSc.

  Contact the provider

  Get more information

  Register your interest

Country *

reCAPTCHA logo This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Birmingham Newman University
Genners Lane, Bartley Green
B32 3NT Birmingham

Birmingham Newman University

Founded in 1968, Birmingham Newman University is a community-focused institution based in Bartley Green, Birmingham. It has built strong partnerships with many local businesses, charities and schools, making it an ideal choice for students wishing to gain practical experience during...

Read more and show all courses with this provider