The Psychotherapy and Counselling programme at University of Leeds provides high quality BACP-accredited training, with a strong research focus. It offers an opportunity to critically and creatively evaluate current theory and practice issues. The focus is on theories of therapy that focus on the therapeutic relationship as the crucial factor and students will have the opportunity to learn about various relational theories and are encouraged to learn more about themselves in relationships, to develop their own approach to therapy based on their own values and beliefs.
You’ll benefit from the knowledge of experienced counsellors and psychotherapists, with senior levels of registration on the MA programme. Our teaching staff are also active researchers, with a range of specialisms. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills to conduct independent in-depth research into a complex specialist area. In your final year, our innovative annual student conference gives you chance to share your research with peers.
Many of our graduates go on to combine counselling and psychotherapy with their existing professions, such as nursing or education. Some continue to work in a voluntary capacity to build sufficient supervised client hours to join the advanced category of individual BACP accreditation, while others set up in private practice.
Our graduates are highly sought after by employers within the region, many of whom are closely associated with the course as practice providers or supervisors. Many of our graduates have gone on to hold positions of responsibility as counsellors or psychotherapists within the NHS and voluntary bodies, and some have returned to us to undertake PhD research or teaching.
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- Counselling and Psychotherapy Theories
- Becoming a Reflective Practitioner
- Theories of Human Intersubjective Development
- Ethical and Cultural Issues for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Integration of Psychotherapeutic Theory, Practice and Intersubjectivity
- Research Methods
- 36 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Counselling View 94 other Masters in Counselling in United Kingdom
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject or other proof of your ability to study at Masters level
- A level of counselling skills consistent with beginning professional training and insight into psychotherapy and counselling, usually obtained by a level 3 certificate in counselling and experience in using these skills
- English Language at GCSE grade C or equivalent, or IELTS overall score 7.
- Two satisfactory references, one of which must normally be an academic reference.
- A level of maturity associated with personal reflection on a variety of adult and childhood experiences and developed interpersonal skills, to be assessed at interview.
- Satisfactory police clearance. We will send you a form for this.
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.