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Additional Costs

See below any additional costs, including course-specific costs and general costs that might occur during your studies.

BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling and the Psychotherapeutic Relationship
The degree has a number of additional approximate costs spread out throughout the degree, there are no bursaries or loans available to support these costs:

  • DBS (enhanced) £47.20, lasting for two years, students can then choose to renew annually or bi-annually
  • Student membership of BACP £82 annually
  • Residential weekend approx. £310 (held in year 1 only)
  • Professional indemnity insurance £54-£85 annually
  • Placement supervision costs vary but are usually within the range of £60 - £100 per hour (in years 2-4). Fortnightly supervision as required by BACP. These costs are influenced by market forces and may increase over the period of the course.

  • Personal therapy £35-£55 per hour (min of 20 hours over the whole course)
  • Travel costs to and from placements
  • Each year students are asked to bring in contributions for a shared lunch, approx. £10 a year.