Broadly speaking, counselling concerns itself with the resolution of internal conflicts and psychological changes. Coaching deals more with goal achievement and behavioural changes that can be measured and perceived.
For example, counselling would deal with the reasons why someone had a drink problem, while coaching would deal with the habit itself.
Although there is some overlap between these two approaches, they are not interchangeable. However, they can be complementary.
This Integrative Counselling and Coaching programme from University of East London is answering an urgent need that reflects a general trend towards more open-minded, integrative practice.
You can apply to do the course with a wide range of degrees.
The first year is taken up with counselling training. The second year offers coaching training and an introduction to a specific model of integration, Personal Consultancy. The third year consists of a module on research methods and dissertation.
As a successful graduate you will be able to apply for membership of and eventual accreditation by the BACP (which would require additional practice hours).
Your future career
With this qualification you will be able to work as an integrative practitioner and personal consultant, either independently or within organisations that offer such services. The demand for integrative practitioners is steadily increasing in private, public and voluntary sectors.
After completing the diploma or master’s level you can apply for the membership of BACP as well as the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Practitioners (AICTP). Both are relevant for your career in this field.
This is, at the moment, the only postgraduate course of its kind in the UK, which makes this qualification highly sought-after. During this course you will also develop an understanding of real life application of skills and theory as well as capabilities of pursuing successful, ethical and useful careers.
As a way to encourage you to publish your work, dissertations are required to be written in a format of a journal article. You will also draw upon the self-motivation required to undertake this degree when you are undertaking your independent learning and research away from the campus.
All our staff are very much involved and engaged in the integrative movement, some of them being funding members of the AICTP. So you will be working at the very centre of the integrative movement.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Core counselling theory and practice
- Counselling application
- Evidence-based coaching as a part of integrative practice
- Personal Consultancy: an integrative framework for counselling and coaching
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
DisciplinesCoaching Counselling View 95 other Masters in Counselling in United Kingdom
- Minimum 2:2 Honours
- We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
International2250 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2250 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA2050 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2050 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
- per 30 credits
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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