University of East London

University of East London

Counselling and Psychotherapy

The programme is designed to provide an education and training in an integrative approach to psychological counselling and therapy to a level appropriate for safe, ethical and effective practice. It also aims to provide the opportunity for students to enhance and extend further their professional and academic development to Master's level.

Entry requirements

A First degree or equivalent professional qualifications and/or experience that, in the opinion of the selectors, is indicative of the ability to achieve the standards of the programme. Adequate opportunities to carry out formal client work. Appropriate personal qualities, including empathy, warmth and genuiness; ability to reflect upon and make use of life experiences; capacity to cope with the emotional and intellectual demands of the programme; ability to be self critical and respond constructively to feedback; awareness of the nature of prejudice and oppression; commitment to self-development. NB Successful applicants usually have some previous counselling skills training, relevant experience of working with people and some experience of their own personal therapy. Progression onto Year 3 (MA Year) requires satisfactory completion of the first two years of the programme (Postgraduate Diploma).

Course modules

Modules include: Counselling and psychotherapy: self, skills and theory; counselling and psychotherapy: Integration and application.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by essay (psychology of transition/change), process report: session recording, transcript, analysis and evaluation, group seminar presentation and individual paper (social context/multiculturalism), personal journal, professional log (record and evaluation of client work, supervision, personal development and training), essay (Psychological Type), extended essay (counselling/therapy), practical video presentation and panel viva, on-going professional log (including minimum 100 client hours).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,560 per Module (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,560 per Module (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,017 per Module (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,560 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,560 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,560 per Module (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stratford Campus Waltham Forest E15 4LZ South East

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0208 223 3333