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An intensive foundation in counselling for those who meet elements of counselling in their day-to-day work and who wish to enter this field professionally.
This programme is designed to provide an intensive foundation in counselling for those who meet elements of counselling in their day-to-day work, and who wish to enter this field professionally, but lack sufficient experience and qualification to study at a postgraduate diploma level.
The programme is taught by means of theoretical lectures, seminars, experiential workshops, and group tutorials. You’ll study key theoretical concepts that inform the practice of humanistic and psychodynamic counselling and will identify the specific responsibilities and processes of the counselling alliance.
The programme is particularly suitable for those who wish to apply to our MA in Counselling.
Please note: Entry requirements for further qualification vary considerably between institutions. Students are expected to conduct their own research before applying
The programme covers
- Humanistic approaches to counselling, with special emphasis on the philosophy and influence of Carl Rogers
- Psychodynamic principles of counselling, with reference to growth and development, unconscious processes and intra-psychic conflicts
- The ethics of counselling: boundaries and responsibility
- Good practice and care for the counsellor: self-awareness, supervision and meeting your own needs
- Transcultural Counselling, looking into issues of diversity and dominance in the counselling relationship
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Tali Lernau.