24 months
9870 GBP/year
5240 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Do you want to continue your training to become a psychodynamic counsellor or extend the age-range of clients with whom you can work? If so, the Psychodynamic Counselling course at the University of Essex may be for you.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Taught at our Colchester Campus, this course offers a professional qualification to work psychodynamically either with adults, or with children and adolescents. There are two streams for the different age-ranges but much of the course is taught jointly. You will gain a thorough theoretical and practical training, including a supervised placement, enabling you to qualify as a psychodynamic counsellor.

If the field of Psychodynamic Counselling course at the University of Essex is new to you and you have no prior experience, the 3 year version of this course is for you.

Your future

Our graduates go on to a number of different destinations, including further study and training in psychoanalysis, Jungian analysis, or psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Many of our students are already professionals, clinical and non-clinical, so return to their existing fields, either in jobs or further training, and use study with us to deepen their understanding of their work.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Psychodynamic Theory and Practice
  • Personal Development
  • Applications of Research to Psychodynamic Practice
  • Professional Development

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A diploma or equivalent training in counselling.
  • A qualification in counselling from a different orientation or with a different age-group.
  • BA Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations.
  • With your online application you must submit a personal statement; this should detail the reasons for wanting to study the course, including any relevant experience (work or voluntary) that may support your application.
  • You must also have a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (including child and adult barred list check) and a Occupational Health Check - both of these are organised by the University.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9870 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5240 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Psychodynamic Counselling
University of Essex


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!