Year 1 of BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling

Applications for the academic year 2019-20 open on 7th January 2019

This year compromises of twelve weekends and one seminar. 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 have a few years' work and life experience
  • 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
  • Those in recovery from addiction please contact Fiona Paul to discuss your application

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
  • 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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