University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling

The philosophy of the course is based upon a recognition that there is no single presiding theory or model of counselling which commands widespread agreement and support; nevertheless the practice of counselling cannot be separated from underlying values, theoretical assumptions and hypotheses concerning the nature of human experience and change; drawing upon existentialism and phenomenology and developed in reaction to the dominance of behaviourism and psychoanalysis, the humanistic approach gives primacy to the individual's capacity for self determination; therapeutic activity is directed towards creating a context which promotes client autonomy.

Entry requirements

Degree or equivalent (e.g. professional qualification); applications from non-graduates considered but they will be required to produce evidence of being able to study at Master's level; applicants (normally at least 25 years old) must have completed an introductory counselling course of 30 hours (or the equivalent); for non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall and 6 in writing.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Falmer Campus Brighton BN1 9PH South East

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