Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice MA

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Description

Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice MA

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice MA

Join a diverse and professional community that has a person-centred experiential approach at the very heart of what we do. We are a team with a unique blend of practice and academic backgrounds and experience.

We specialise in Counselling for Children and Young People and Adults Across the LifeSpan. Our new exciting programme is flexible and covers all areas of practice. The programme prepares you for work as a practitioner in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.

The course is available to study two years full-time and four years part-time.

Why choose our MA?

On our programme you will:

  • engage creatively with issues in contemporary society
  • choose between two specialisms, Counselling for Adults across the Lifespan (AAL) and Counselling for Children and Young People (CYP)
  • belong to a vibrant counselling and psychotherapy community
  • study in a world class university with an award winning sustainable environment

You will benefit from:

  • a forty year tradition of counselling training at the University of Nottingham
  • leading scholars and practitioners in the field of counsellor training
  • developing within a growth oriented experiential learning environment
  • access to superb learning resources and leading research

On completion of the course you:

  • will leave with an internationally recognised counselling qualification
  • may become a leader in the field of counselling working in education, schools, health, community, private and public sectors
  • will meet requirements to become a counsellor with accreditation
  • will be prepared for doctoral studies in counselling and psychotherapy

Course details

Completion of the MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy programme can be used towards meeting the required number of training hours for individual accreditation with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

The programme can be taken over two years full-time or four years part- time and teaching takes place on a Tuesday and Wednesday from 1.30pm-6.00pm with occasional attendance required at weekends.

There are two specialist pathways to gain the MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy - Adults Across the Lifespan or Children and Young People.

On qualifying you are eligible to join the Counselling and Psychotherapy Associates (CAPA), University of Nottingham, whilst building up your hours of practice. On reaching accredited status, full membership as an Associate is conferred.

Entry Requirements

The programme is open to graduates of any subject that want to train to as a person-centred experiential counsellor and psychotherapist. As a graduate you are not required to have prior experience in counselling or psychotherapy. The course ensures that you will develop all the skills required.

For entry to the course you would normally be expected to hold an honours degree at 2:2 level or above, or its international equivalent. You will also be required to evidence experience in a helping or supporting role over one year. This can be in either a paid or voluntary capacity.

We will interview all applicants to the programme that meet our entry requirements.

We will consider applications from people that do not have a degree. Entry to the course without a degree requires you to have a Level 4 Diploma and 2 years' experience as a counsellor or psychotherapist, or similar experience in a closely related professional role, and completion of a 3,000 word essay.

You will also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) prior to commencement of the course.

Other requirements:Candidates should normally hold an approved first degree with at least 2.2 (lower second class honours) or equivalent and have experience of at least one year part time in a helping role. We will consider applications from people that do not have a first degree. Entry to the course without a degree requires you to have a Level 4/5 Diploma and 2 years` experience as a psychotherapist or counsellor, or experience in a closely related, similar professional role, and completion of a 3,000 word essay. All applicants through this route will require QSC approval.

IELTS:IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:62 (minimum 55)

Modules

Children and Young People (CYP) Specialist Pathway

The MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy provides a specialist pathway for those preparing to work with children and young people. The programme shares core modules with the Adults Across the Lifespan pathway but also includes one 60-credit specialist module.

This pathway helps students prepare for therapeutic work with children and young people in a range of settings within education such as schools, colleges and university, young people in social care or mental health services or those in youth and criminal justice settings.

Children and Young People specialist module: CYP in Context

Children and young people in context is a year-long specialist pathway module. The module is based on a deep and reflective process of inquiry into the experiences of young people. Using and drawing on personal experiences, media, the arts and artifacts from our social world a thorough appreciation of the issues facing young people in contemporary society can be generated. This awareness is grounded in and subjected to critical analysis through comparative theory.

Adults Across the Lifespan (AAL) Specialist Pathway

The MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy provides a specialist pathway for those looking to train for working with adults across the lifespan. The programme shares core modules with the Children and Young People pathway but also includes one 60-credit specialist module.

This pathway helps prepare for working therapeutically with adults across the lifespan in a range of settings across the public and private sectors. Graduates from this pathway are prepared for working across the whole adult lifespan including those seeking therapy for severe mental distress and those seeking therapy for personal growth and development.

Adults Across the Lifespan Specialist module: Power, Politics and Social Cultural World

Power, politics and the social cultural world is the specialist pathway module focused on gaining a deep yet broad appreciation for the factors that influence human functioning. This module will look at the effects of power and equality in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. The module offers the chance to study through large group experience.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


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