• Integrative Counselling

Why study at Roehampton

  • The course is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
  • 100% of our psychology research has an impact on societies around the world (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • The course combines traditional academic study with the reflection on the experience of skills practice and the use of demonstration, observation, self, peer and tutor feedback.

All members of staff are qualified, experienced counselling and psychotherapy practitioners and teachers in higher education.

The course, accredited by the BACP, is based on an integrative relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy, which has been developed over many years by the teaching team. This approach incorporates aspects of theory and practice from three main therapeutic traditions; person-centred, cognitive and psychodynamic. Students are encouraged to explore psychological processes and experiences from these different perspectives. You will learn ways of working with the therapeutic relationship to address conscious and unconscious needs and to produce change in emotional and cognitive processes and behaviour.

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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.

Teaching includes:

  • 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.

Teaching methods

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.

Example modules

  • Integrative Theory and Skills
  • Critical Evaluation of Theory, Research and Practice
  • Assessment, Diagnosis and Clinical Presentations

Career options

Graduates can work in health and social services, voluntary organisations and the education in counselling field.




Number of credits


Specific entry requirements »

Postgraduate entry requirements »


Psychology »


3 years (part-time)

Programme start


Tuition fees

£545 per ten credits (2016; part-time UK/EU)

£725 per ten credits (2016; part-time International)

For further fee information see our UK/EU or International finance pages

Programme outline

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Related courses

PsychD Counselling Psychology (HCPC approved and BPS accredited) »

Further information

Dr Jean O'Callaghan
j.ocallaghan@roehampton.ac.uk »
+44 (0)208 392 3624

Contact our enquiries team »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

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