This undergraduate course is one of very few accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). It means you’ll be qualified to go straight into paid work. The course integrates current therapeutic practices and counselling skills in an innovative way. It cultivates personal growth and values students with life experience and maturity.
You’ll be required to undergo counselling yourself in year one. This clarifies your own issues and helps you understand both the therapy process and how it feels to be counselled. You’ll ‘learn by doing’, working in a trainee role in local counselling services. And whatever skills you discuss in lectures, you’ll go on to practise them in a lab through videotaped counselling exercises.
Avenues are open to take up a range of postgraduate studies if you wish. “When you graduate you will have done the job. You will have worked in services that have a network of placements,” says Dr Ioannis Fronimos, Course Leader for Counselling.
This is currently the only undergraduate BSc (Hons) counselling training course in London accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and one of only 11 in the country.