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Counselling

Goldsmiths, University of London

M.A.
24 months
Duration
18900 GBP/year
8640 GBP/year
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About

This Counselling programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, is ideal if you wish to qualify and pursue a career as a professional counsellor. It's designed to enable you to develop as a reflective counselling practitioner.

Overview

This is a psychodynamic course, aimed to give students solid theoretical foundations as well as basic counselling skills in psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy. It combines classical with contemporary psychodynamic theory and has a strong emphasis on issues relating to diversity and multiculturalism in theory and practice.

The Counselling programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London gives a full-time mode of study extending over a minimum of two years and a part-time mode of study extending over a minimum of three years.

The curriculum focuses on psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and relational psychoanalytic perspectives. 

Through engagement in a range of learning contexts, including lectures, group seminars, therapeutic skills practice workshops, creative workshops, experiential group work, counselling placements, tutorials, independent study and dissertation supervision, students are supported in developing links between personal, clinical and theoretical knowledge. You're required to be in personal therapy throughout the programme (please note that this is at your own cost).

Although the training is not an ‘accredited’ course of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), many students on the programme have chosen to complete the requirements stipulated by the BACP to become individually accredited clinical practitioners.

Skills

The programme will enable you to develop:

  • critical thinking, evaluation and interpretation
  • interpersonal and therapeutic skills
  • communication in a range of modes (written, spoken, interpersonal)
  • research skills

Careers

Suitable careers for graduates of this programme include:

  • counselling
  • teaching
  • support and welfare work
  • advocacy and mentoring

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychodynamic Theories
  • Counsellor Competencies and Attitudes
  • Reflective Practitioner
  • Applied Psychoanalysis
  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Theory

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
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Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject and a certificate in Counselling/Counselling Skills as well as experience of working in a counselling-related field or where interpersonal communication skills are central to your role.
  • We also welcome applications from individuals with relevant work experience. In this case you must have knowledge and/or experience in psychodynamic theory and practice, and provide evidence of this with an up to date CV, references and personal statement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8640 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8640 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Home/EU - part-time: £5760

Funding

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