Integrative Counselling and Coaching

University of East London

36 months
2250 GBP/module
2050 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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The Integrative Counselling and Coaching programme from University of East London offers professional training for those who aim to integrate various counselling approaches and coaching in their one-to-one practice.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


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.
Lower Second Class

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2:2 Honours
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2250 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2250 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2050 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2050 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • per 30 credits


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Integrative Counselling and Coaching
University of East London