Applicants will have a degree or minimum of 5 years' experience in a relevant professional role.
It is expected that applicants will:
have completed a course in counselling of a minimum of 50 hours*;
have some understanding of psychodynamic theory;
have relevant practical experience of working in a helping role in either a voluntary or a paid capacity
*We are looking for applicants to have completed some foundation training in counselling skills prior to commencing the MA course. This training might be a short course in counselling, or it may be that an applicant has undertaken some training in a professional or voluntary capacity, or as part of their degree/training, which is akin to basic counselling skills training.
Our Introduction to Counselling Skills module (30 hours) can be taken as foundation training.
Applicants will need to have given some consideration to where they may gain experience of clinical practice in Years 2 & 3.
To have made financial and practice arrangements to complete a minimum of 40 hours of personal psychodynamic therapy by the end of the course.
All students must have access to a computer and the internet.