Taught course

Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (Integrative pathway) or equivalent (approximately 150 hours training to include counselling skills, integrative counselling. Enhanced DBS Check. Two references uploaded with your application (One from your previous/current Counselling tutor). A degree or a qualification at level 6 or above*. A confirmed suitable placement for counselling practice. Please note that this is essential and you will be asked to provide details of your placement before the course begins. The criteria for a suitable placement will be discussed at interview and will be posted on the Counselling Landing Point along with a list of placements that our students have used before

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy counselling and psychotherapy course, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), emphasises the integration of theory, research, practice, and a commitment to self-awareness to help you develop into a competent, creative and ethically-sound counsellor. The programme has a long tradition of preparing students to be versatile and adaptable in their therapeutic practice to meet the individual needs of different client groups and work settings.

This a professional qualification designed for students seeking a career as a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist working in the statutory and voluntary sectors, in business or private practice.

The course facilitates students in developing a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of integrative counselling practice, with a view to them developing their own coherent, ethical and effective approach to counselling practice, which can be adapted for use in a wide range of settings for short and long term work. On successful completion, you will be ready to work as a trained Integrative therapist.

The PG Diploma stage equips you with the training for professional BACP accreditation. Successful completion of a third year leads to an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries & Admissions
03455 760 599