BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy
This part-time day course can be completed over five or six years, depending on the option taken.
The course is designed to enable students to work or maintain family commitments whilst training. It is ideal for adults who wish to retrain in a new career, those who are returning to study, or for students who wish to minimise their student-funding by working whilst training.
We encourage both male and female applicants and those from ethnic backgrounds, along with mature students or those from non-traditional educational backgrounds with relevant experience and skills, who may be able to apply via an accredited prior education & learning process.
This exciting, newly-developed course delivers an up-to-date, clinical training to enable you to work as a professional counsellor, with a choice of specialisms available.
This training develops reflective practitioners who can work effectively and ethically with a range of ages. The course has been developed alongside the emerging BACP Competences for counselling young people, giving our students opportunity for employment.
We use a range of teaching methods, enabling you to develop understanding in areas including child development, psychopathology, creative techniques, art materials and play. Working from a person-centred model there is a strong focus on developing self-awareness, alongside practical skills. You will engage in experiential groups to develop your understanding and integrate theory with practice.
From Year 3, you will undertake a placement of 150 clinical hours.
From Year 4 you will be qualified as a specialist Child and Young-Person Counsellor.
From Year 5 you will be able to choose from one of two specialist routes.
Route A. Adult
This route offers students the chance to develop their understanding of therapeutic work with adults with a specific focus on sexual issues in therapy. It also offers an exciting module introducing students to the emerging area of digital media in therapy.
Route B. Child & Young Person
This route is designed to provide counsellors with skills and knowledge to support therapeutic work with children and young people, with a specific focus on working with creative media. It is designed to meet a number of the BACP Competences for working with young people (2014).
You will also engage with current research and will design and carry out your own research project.
Students are expected to engage in a number of additional learning opportunities and will be offered access to encounter groups, community sessions, on-line academic support, peer study groups, research supervision and continuing professional development workshops in order to develop their learning and skills.
Renew’s therapeutic services are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and we adhere to their ethical framework for the Counselling Professions 2018. Renew Counselling is a registered charity No 1084940 and a Company limited by guarantee, registered in England. Registered office: Sadlers House, 2 Legg Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1AH Company No. 4099810 TM The name, logotype and four squares graphic device are registered Trademarks (Reg No: 3015144) of Renew Counselling