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BA (Hons) Counselling and the Psychotherapeutic Relationship

New course starting September 2021

This exciting contemporary programme will give you a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This course is founded on Relational principles that put the quality of the therapeutic relationship at its heart. You will learn about, and integrate into your practice, a range of therapeutic approaches, from person-centred to psychodynamic; as well as developing a holistic and flexible way of working that can meet the therapeutic needs of a range of clients, taking into account mental health needs and cultural influences. The course will also help develop your academic, professional, and research skills, and give opportunities for personal development.

a group of students sitting together in a circle

As you grow and develop over the 4 years your counselling practice will become more informed and aware. This is central to your development as a counsellor, along with your increasing knowledge of theory, practice and self-development.

Learning about yourself is a key part of the course. This enables you to be clear when working with others as you need to understand your limits and attitudes, so they do not interfere with your practice.

This programme is designed to help you grow your therapeutic capacity to work with a range of client needs. It will give you time to embed your personal and professional development and prepare you thoroughly for a demanding, yet very rewarding counselling career.

This video with course director, Dr Phil Goss, was recorded via teams in 2021.

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Key facts

Starts: September 2021

Level: Undergraduate

Length: Four Years (Part-time)

Venue: Westwood Campus

Finance information

See our finance information page for more information regarding financing your studies.

Have a look at our funding scenarios to see what support might be available for prospective students

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Success stories

"The degree course is life changing at every level. And anything life changing is challenging. And yet it was one of the best decisions I have made."

James, BA (Hons) Person-centred Counselling and Psychotheraphy 2017 Graduate