Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy PG Dip
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Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy PG Dip

University of South Wales

This two-year counselling and psychotherapy course, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), emphasises the integration of theory, research, practice, and a commitment to self-awareness to help you develop into a competent, creative and ethically-sound counsellor. The programme has a long tradition of preparing students to be versatile and adaptable in their therapeutic practice to meet the individual needs of different client groups and work settings.

The Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy has been designed to serve as a professional qualification for students seeking a career as a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist working in the statutory and voluntary sectors, in business or private practice.

The Counselling and Psychotherapy course facilitates students in developing a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of integrative counselling practice, with a view to them developing their own coherent, ethical and effective approach to counselling practice, which can be adapted for use in a wide range of settings for short and long term work. On completion, you will be ready to work as a trained integrative therapist.

PG Dip Award
September Start
Part-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (integrative pathway) or equivalent (minimum of Level 4 training and approximately 150 hours to include counselling skills, integrative counselling

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Adult Workforce and Adult Barring Lists and subscription to the DBS Update Service. (Overseas equivalent required for non-uk applicants)

Two references uploaded with your application (one from your previous/current Counselling tutor)

A degree or a qualification at Level 6 or above

A confirmed suitable placement for counselling practice. Please note that this is essential and you will be asked to provide details of your placement at the start of the course. The criteria for a suitable placement will be discussed at interview and we will provide you with information about organisations who regularly accept integrative counselling students on placement, however you will need to organise the placement for yourself.

An interview is required for this counselling course. The interview process involves a brief demonstration of your counselling skills in role play format, two group exercises, a brief one-to-one interview and a short written submission. This will include the time for you to ask questions and to find out in detail how the programme runs. Applicants are asked to allow half a day for this process. If you are selected to attend an interview we will contact you by e-mail to make a booking. We strongly advise that you book yourself onto the earliest interview date to avoid disappointment as the numbers are limited for each date and are filled on a first come first served basis.

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