Taught course

Psychodynamic Counselling

University of Essex · Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Entry requirements

  • A diploma or equivalent training in counselling
  • A qualification in counselling from a different orientation or with a different age-group
  • BA Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want to continue your training to become a psychodynamic counsellor or extend the age-range of clients with whom you can work? If so, our 2 year Psychodynamic Counselling course may be for you. You will need to have completed a full counselling diploma from another institution or our FdA/BA Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations (TCTO) A requirement of the course is that you are in personal therapy or counselling on a weekly basis.

Taught at our Colchester Campus, this course offers a professional qualification to work psychodynamically either with adults, or with children and adolescents. There are two streams for the different age-ranges but much of the course is taught jointly. You will gain a thorough theoretical and practical training, including a supervised placement, enabling you to qualify as a psychodynamic counsellor.

If the field of Psychodynamic Counselling is new to you and you have no prior experience, the 3 year version of this course is for you.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 872 719