The MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling provides an intermediate pre-professional training, and includes taught, clinical, experiential and self-directed components.
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.
Key skills, aims and objectives
- Gain eligibility for professional training at advanced diploma level
- Acquire a broad knowledge of theories of psychotherapy, and the work of key historical and contemporary figures
- Prepare for psychotherapy practice by learning skills in the safe environment of the classroom
- Apply theoretical knowledge and acquired skills in an approved clinical placement under the supervision of experienced practitioners in both the placement and the University
- 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 are 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.