University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Based on the principle that mental illness is to some extent the result of repressed negative experience, psychodynamic counselling aims to expose the contents of a client's unconscious to make him or her aware of any underlying psychological conflicts. It places great emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and draws from the work of psychoanalysts such as Freud, Klein, Winnicott and Bion, as well as more contemporary thinkers such as Lacan, Bowlby, Kohut, Mitchell and Benjamin. The PgDip teaches models of both long-and short-term counselling, the 2nd of which is particularly relevant to NHS work and employee counselling schemes. It stresses the importance of developing counselling awareness through practice in workshops and other experiential learning situations, and provides a sound theoretical foundation to the psychodynamic approach. The course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore recognised as preparing students for work as a professional counsellor. The university itself is an organisational member of the BACP as well as the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UCPA).

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,930 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,930 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,930 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,930 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,930 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,930 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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

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