Taught course

Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling

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

Entry requirements

You must be able to demonstrate:

  • a commitment to counselling as a profession
  • an ability to sustain academic study
  • the potential to develop those qualities essential to counselling, for example empathy and sense of self.

Months of entry

September

Course content

An intensive foundation in counselling for those who meet elements of counselling in their day-to-day work and who wish to enter this field professionally.

This programme is designed to provide an intensive foundation in counselling for those who meet elements of counselling in their day-to-day work and who wish to enter this field professionally, but lack sufficient experience and qualification to study at postgraduate diploma level. It is particularly suitable for those anticipating an application to our MA in Counselling.

The programme is taught by means of theoretical lectures, seminars, experiential workshops and group tutorials. You’ll study key theoretical concepts that inform the practice of humanistic and psychodynamic counselling and will identify the specific responsibilities and processes of the counselling alliance.

It 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
  • Good practice and care for the counsellor: self-awareness, supervision and meeting your own needs
  • Transcultural Counselling, looking into issues of diversity and dominance in the counselling relationship.

Qualification and course duration

GradCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

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