University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Counselling Children and Young People

This is a course in the field focusing on the complex new challenges faced by practitioners working with children and young people in a range of settings, including schools, public and voluntary sectors and in private practice; the course positions the talking therapies as a primary task of early intervention, not just in terms of response, but also in terms of prevention and health education; the personal development of the counsellor is central to the course which is delivered with a strong emphasis on experiential learning, personal therapy, supervised practice (practice route) and self-other reflection including using video and refined multi-sensory activities; modules bring professional practice alive with opportunities to experience and critique different counselling modalities under the umbrella of humanistic therapy (ranging from mentalisation therapy to person-centred, cognitive and psychoanalytic approaches).

Entry requirements

Applicants would normally hold a good 1st degree with at least 2nd Class Honours and 2 years relevant experience including initial counselling qualification; IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); TOEFL IBT:87 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,380 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,730 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jubilee Campus Nottingham NG8 1BB East Midlands

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