Year 3 of BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling

Applications for the academic year 2018-19 opens 2nd January 2018

This year is comprised of twelve weekends and four separate seminar days. It is for people who have completed the training requirements of year 2 or an equivalent training and who may be seeking one or more of the following:

  • Further development of theoretical underpinning of practice
  • Employment as a counsellor in an agency or in private practice
  • University credits and a BSc (Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling
  • If you APL into year 3 you will not be eligible to apply for UKCP registration at the end of the course. However you may meet the requirements for BACP accreditation

Entry requirements:

  • Must be at least 23 years of age
  • Completion of Matrix year 2 or the equivalent
  • Can show learning ability to work at a FHEQ level 6 and show an ability to develop a rigorous approach to the acquisition of a broad base of knowledge and skills, be able to critically review and create a coherent body of knowledge and skills suitable for their own individual work context and personality, make reasoned judgements and direct own learning
  • One character reference and one professional reference

At interview the applicant must show:

  • Motivation and commitment to learning and self-development
  • The ability and willingness to cope with the academic and experiential components of the course
  • Commitment to work to ethical standards of supervision and anti-oppressive practice
  • Personal readiness for the demands of the training

Training methods include:

  • Discussion time
  • Experiential exercises
  • Seminars
  • Practice in small groups
  • Skills practice

What you will learn:

  • Assessment models
  • Developmental theory
  • Trauma
  • Personality and self-identity
  • Impasses to the working alliance
  • The Intersubjective relationship
  • The transferential relationship
  • Psychopathology
  • In-depth ethics
  • Brief therapy
  • Integrating a cognitive behavioural approach
  • Research

Written work includes:

  • Personal learning journal
  • 1 essay and 1 research project
  • Written self assessment
  • Case study
  • 30 minute presentation

Counselling practice and supervision:

Students will be expected to gain counselling practice in a placement. Staff will give guidance and help in doing this. Supervision requirements follow the UKCP guidelines for trainees.

Successful completion of this year is achieved by:

  • 80% attendance
  • Skills, written work, journal writing, research weekend project and final presentation are assessed at pass level
  • Completion of 150 hours of supervised counselling practice
  • Completion of 35 hours of personal therapy hours
  • External assessment interview