Taught course

Graduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology

Institution
City, University of London · School of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
GradCert

Entry requirements

You are usually required to have an honours degree for entry onto this course. Relevant experience or a recognised professional qualification is an asset, but not a necessity.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Graduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology has been designed to give you an excellent foundation for further advanced study in counselling psychology or related areas. A one-year part-time course, the programme blends theory and practice so you gain a rigorous academic base in counselling and psychology, as well as a significant and varied practical component.

Emphasising the connection between psychological theory and counselling, this programme is not just about understanding knowledge – it is about understanding how to apply what you have learned to ensure that your practice promotes psychological development.

On our Graduate Certificate programme, we focus on the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client and concentrate on the personal subjective experience of the whole person. This makes the emphasis of our approach holistic rather than diagnostic, in keeping with the ethos of counselling psychology.

You will investigate person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural theories and use a range of practical modes from client case studies and interviews to personal diaries and role-play exercises.

Here are some of the questions the course poses:

  • How can I connect psychological theory with practice in a way that can lead to psychological growth?
  • How can I create a meaningful connection?
  • What do I need to understand about my own psychology to be able to help others?
  • How has my experience on this course influenced my own personal and professional development?

Qualification and course duration

GradCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
SASS-enquiries@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7040 0249