Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy MA
This course is designed for professionally qualified counsellors who wish to take their knowledge and skills to the next level.
A two or three year programme. We recommend that you apply to complete in three years and reassess your completion date towards the end of the first year depending on your available time for study.
A degree or Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling, which will have typically included 450 tutor contact hours and a clinical practice requirement of at least 100 hours, is required for entry to the programme. If applicants hold a Diploma in Counselling they will normally be required to hold a first degree in another subject 2:1 or above.
Students enter the programme at the beginning of the academic year in September.
Mode of Study
This programme is taught in two or three day blocks, depending on the module, with residential option (subject to availability).
Dates and fees of programme
Students taking this programme will complete three modules in years 1 and three in year 2. You will have the option of taking the Research Dissertation either in year two or as a stand-alone module in year three.
- Counselling and Spirituality*
- Counselling Integration and Theological Perspectives
- Systemic Therapy with families, couples and individuals
- Complex issues in Counselling: areas of avoidance, blocks and impasses
- Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychological Disorders: theory and practice
- Trauma, Abuse and Dissociation
- Transcultural Counselling
- Research Dissertation (completed in years two or three)
* This module is mandatory and must be taken in either years one or two.
This programme is validated by Middlesex University. It is level 7 of the Higher Education Framework and upon successful completion, will amount to 180 credits.
Students are required to complete written assignments, exams and journals during the programme.
Description of Modules
Counselling and Spirituality
Counselling Integration and Theological Perspectives
Students will be enabled to critically review theological and practical issues relevant to the Waverley Integrative Framework of Counselling and their own developing personal integrative philosophy of counselling. They will also be assisted to reflect to the person of the counsellor, and of the therapeutic relationship as a means to further integration for the person of the client, and their own ongoing journey in the areas.
Systemic Therapy with families, couples and individuals
Complex Issues in Counselling: areas of avoidance, blocks and impasses
Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision
The counselling profession recognises that practitioners are expected to have gained approximately 350 hours of client work before commencing supervision training. This is therefore an optional module and students will be required to provide evidence that they have reached the level of clinical experience necessary in order to undertake this module.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Psychological Disorders: theory and practice
Trauma, Abuse and Dissociation
- Counselling training to degree level or DipHE, which will have typically included 450 tutor contact hours and a clinical practice requirement of at least 100 hours
- If you have counselling training to DipHE level, a first degree in another subject is normally required at level 2.1 or above
Waverley Abbey College, Waverley Abbey House, Waverley Lane, Farnham GU9 8EP
For further information
If you require further information on this, or any of our programmes, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01252 784731