Taught course

Clinical Counselling

University of Chester · Department of Social and Political Science

Entry requirements

Minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in any discipline, or equivalent. Counselling Concepts and Skills Development, or equivalent. All candidates are required to participate in a half-day selection workshop/interview. Disclosure required.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme reflects the ethos of the person-centered approach to counselling, with the aim of fostering academic, professional and personal development. It follows a modular structure delivered over three years. An essential component of the training is the work with clients in a placement supported by individual and group supervision. Personal therapy, away days and residential weekends are also a feature of the programme.

Programme Structure:

  • Theory and Practice of Counselling 1 (Develops knowledge of counselling theory and research)
  • Ethical and Professional Practice 1 (Demonstrates how theory works in practice)
  • Personal and Professional Development 1 (Facilitates learning about self in the counselling process)
  • Theory and Practice of Counselling 2 (Year 2 builds on the knowledge base of Year 1)
  • Ethical and Professional Practice 2 (Combination of a practice placement working with clients)
  • Personal and Professional Development 2 (Further development in personal and professional awareness)
  • Research Dissertation (Develops an understanding and appreciation for practitioner research)

The course has British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accreditation.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

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