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Undergraduate courses

Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy

Why study at Roehampton

  • The course is accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
    The course meets the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) guidelines for counselling programmes.
  • This course is attached to the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education at the University.

The course is one of the few university based psychotherapy programmes in the UK.

This programme aims to examine the implications of phenomenology, and developments from it such as postmodernism, for: all the main therapeutic modalities (person-centred, existential, cognitive/ behavioural, psychodynamic); time-limited(short and long) and open-ended therapy; evidence-based practice and relational research. In all years use is made of learning communities and, within these, therapeutic groups, practice sessions on the implications of theory for practice, case presentations and academic group supervision.

The Postgraduate Certificate focuses on practice, the Postgraduate Diploma year on theoretical implications, and the MSc year on research. The programme is attached to the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education at Roehampton and thus benefits from this innovative and wide-ranging research base. The MSc is designed as both a stand-alone course and as part of progression to the PsychD award. The course offers you a clear path to United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registration as a psychotherapeutic counsellor and/ or psychotherapist.

This is a practitioner course. In all years use is made of learning communities and, within these, therapeutic groups, practice sessions on the implications of theory for practice, case presentations and academic group supervision.

The programme is ideal for anyone interested in a career in psychotherapy and counselling and those seeking to develop counselling and psychotherapy services.

More about the course

  • The quality of this programme is recognised by the exceptionally high Teaching Quality Assessment of 23 out of 24, coupled with a score of 4 in the Research Assessment Exercise, which is one of the highest in counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Overall, the course offers a proven, exciting and integrated educational process, with a range of modules, which are at the cutting edge of developments nationally and internationally.
  • This programme provides the basis for progression towards professional accreditation and is accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA); it has also been designed to meet the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) guidelines for counselling programmes.
  • This postgraduate programme provides the possibility of pursuing a professional Doctorate as part of the pathway to accreditation or a PhD.

Key areas of study

  • integration of relational approaches through exploration of phenomenology through the main therapeutic modalities (humanism, existentialism, psychoanalysis and postmodernism).
  • ethical and professional issues in relation to practice and supervision.
  • evidence-based practice and relational research.
  • phenomenology, and developments such as postmodernism.
  • time-limited (short and long-term) and open-ended therapy.

Research areas

This course is attached to the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education at the University and benefits from its wide-ranging and innovative research base and seminar programmes.

Example modules

  • Psychotherapy/Counselling, Self-Awareness and the Relational.
  • Implications of Existentialism/Phenomenology for Psychotherapy and Counselling.
  • Implications of Psychoanalysis for Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Career options

The programme is ideal for anyone interested in a career in psychotherapy and counselling and those seeking to develop counselling and psychotherapy services.

Level

Postgraduate

MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Number of credits

MSC: 180; PGDip: 120; PGCert: 60

Specific entry requirements »

Postgraduate entry requirements »

Department

Psychology »

Duration

3 years (part-time)

Programme start

September

Tuition fees

Band 1 »

Programme outline

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Further information

Dr Del Loewenthal »
Tel: +44 (0)208 392 3615

Contact our Enquiries team
enquiries@roehampton.ac.uk »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

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