Counselling Psychology (Postgraduate Certificate)

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The award
Postgraduate Certificate

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 4080 per year

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 7140 per year

All study options

About Counselling Psychology at City, University of London

Who is it for?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology is for students who are planning to go on and do further graduate work, whether through a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology or a related profession.

The course is for students who have an undergraduate degree, but you do not have to have a first degree in psychology. Some students use the programme as a bridge towards further study in counselling psychology, while others apply their knowledge and skills from the course within the counselling or psychotherapy profession.

As well as fulfilling the academic side of the programme, you need to be willing to investigate yourself and be open to exploring personal and interpersonal dynamics. This is a course for those with a willingness to expose their vulnerabilities and explore their own and others’ inner worlds.

Objectives

The Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology has been designed to give you an excellent foundation for further advanced study in counselling psychology or related areas. A one-year part-time course, the programme blends theory and practice so you gain a rigorous academic base in counselling and psychology, as well as a significant and varied practical component.

Emphasising the connection between psychological theory and counselling, this programme is not just about understanding knowledge – it is about understanding how to apply what you have learned to ensure that your practice promotes psychological development.

On our Postgraduate Certificate programme, we focus on the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client and concentrate on the personal subjective experience of the whole person. This makes the emphasis of our approach holistic rather than diagnostic, in keeping with the ethos of counselling psychology.

You will investigate person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural theories and use a range of practical modes from client case studies and interviews to personal diaries and role-play exercises.

Here are some of the questions the course poses:

How can I connect psychological theory with practice in a way that can lead to psychological growth?

How can I create a meaningful connection?

What do I need to understand about my own psychology to be able to help others?

How has my experience on this course influenced my own personal and professional development?

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPostgraduate CertificateHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 4080 per yearInternational course feesGBP 7140 per year

Entry requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of having either English Language GCSE grade C or above, or an IELTS test score of 6.5 or above (with a minimum of 6.0 in each separate sub-test).

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014

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