Key areas of study
In response to recent developments in the field, an integrative relational model is taught and you are encouraged to learn about different approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.
- life-span developmental theories
- therapeutic skills practice in small groups
- supervision of client work in small groups
- critical analysis of approaches and research into counselling and psychotherapy.
You are required to be in personal therapy throughout the course.
The Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy programme is taught by means of interactive lectures and seminars, experiential skills workshops, small clinical supervision groups, and personal development work.
Much learning will be by a process of reflection on the experience of skills practice and the use of demonstration; observation; self, peer and tutor feedback as well as more traditional academic study.
The programme is structured in ways that encourage students to reflect on their professional and personal development.
A placements co-ordinator is available to assist students in finding suitable counselling/psychotherapy placements in which to gain the depth and range of experience necessary to become a competent practitioner. Information on over 500 different counselling placements is available.