Taught course

Counselling

Institution
Goldsmiths, University of London · Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

You should have an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant subject, be professionally qualified in an associated field and have studied counselling at foundation level. You'll also need to satisfy fitness to train conditions.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is designed for those whose counselling experience is an integral part of their professional commitment in education, social services, management, health and community care. The programme emphasises psychodynamic processes, and provides you with an experience of professional development and academic training to enable you to work in the field as an established practitioner at an advanced level. You broaden and deepen your professional commitment by undertaking personal counselling/psychotherapy and a minimum of 100 hours of supervised clinical practice.

The programme covers

  • Humanistic approaches to counselling, with special emphasis on the philosophy and influence of Carl Rogers
  • Psychodynamic principles of counselling, with reference to growth and development, unconscious processes and intra-psychic conflicts
  • The ethics of counselling: boundaries and responsibility
  • Applications: institutional settings and specific counselling foci
  • Care for the counsellor: supervision and meeting your own needs

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
36 months

PGDip

part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-info@gold.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7078 5300