Year 1 of BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling

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

This course is comprised of 10 weekends and 3 Saturdays. It is for people who have little or no experience in the use of counselling skills, who may seek one or more of the following:

  • Personal development of self and relationships
  • Development of counselling skills in the course of their work
  • Further training as a counsellor
  • University credits and a first year of training of a BSc (Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling.

Entry requirements:

  • Must be at least 23 years of age
  • Must be able to show learning ability to work at a FHEQ level 4. This will mean that the applicant can apply knowledge and skills in a range of activities, make reasoned judgements and direct own learning
  • Two character references

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
  • 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:

  • The basics of integrative thinking, values and approach
  • Self and self in relationship
  • Person-centered theoretical concepts
  • The principles of the working alliance
  • The unconscious mind and psychodynamic principles
  • Transactional analysis
  • Introduction to CBT
  • Ethical and non-oppressive practice

Written work includes:

  • Personal learning journal
  • 2 essays
  • Written self assessment
  • 20 minute presentation

Successful completion of this year course is achieved by:

  • 80% attendance
  • Skills, written work, journal writing, self and peer assessment, presentation and readiness for practice are assessed at pass level
  • Completion of 35 personal therapy hours

Progression to year 2 depends on completing all the year 1 requirements, and the recommendation of the Programme Lead and Head of Training.


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