Taught course

Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling

University of Hertfordshire · School of Health and Social Work

Entry requirements

University of Hertfordshire Certificate of Higher Education/University Diploma in Counselling, or equivalent certificate in counselling. Additional requirements include relevant work or voluntary work experience and a degree or professional qualification or other evidence or ability to study at postgraduate level. Applicants are recommended to be in a personal counselling/psychotherapy with a BACP accredited or UKCP registered practitioner.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore theoretical, experiential and practical levels, a pluralistically psychodynamic approach to counselling and develop individual and reflexive way of working. Theoretical and practical work will enable students to become familiar with the central themes of the diverse psychodynamic approaches to counselling.PgDip - complete the 1st and 2nd year and the modules: theory and practice of counselling 1; theory and practice of counselling 2; critical approaches to psychopathology; research methods, professional and ethical issues.MA in addition to the first 2 years, students must undertake a further 2 semesters of study in order to complete a dissertation using case study methodology.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Mary McQuade, Postgraduate Administrator
01707 281216