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IS THE COURSE FOR YOU?
Newham University Centre offers three different counselling degrees:
BA (Hons) Counselling (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
BA (Hons) Counselling (Integrative Therapy)
BA (Hons) Counselling Studies
This is a practitioner-based course which allows you to develop your knowledge and skills in small groups and support you on your journey to becoming a professional counsellor. The course includes an extended supervised counselling placement. You learn about contemporary research into counselling from within your chosen pathway and about the many theories, models and methods used in counselling, and engage in personal development with training in interpersonal skills.BA (Hons) Counselling (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) provides a solid grounding in CBT theory and practice. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at level 4 provides an introduction to cognitive behavioural theory and its development as a therapy. Core historical and theoretical foundation are covered. It will cover the core principles, models and methods commonly used in this approach. Students applying the skills of a CBT model within a real-play counselling.Students will cover CTS-R (Cognitive Therapy Skills-Revised) at level 5, developing and employing their advanced CBT skills in placements. At level 6 students will apply their skills fully in practice on their placements, to develop their knowledge and skills in a professional setting. Students will apply advanced CBT skills to the treatment of co-morbid disorders. This course requires a placement of 100 hours. BA (Hons) Counselling (Integrative Therapy) provides a solid grounding in Person-Centered and Psychodynamic theory . At level 4 a foundation for Integrative counselling is developed through theoretical understanding and applying integrative skills within a real-play counselling. At level 5 Psychodynamic theories, models and methods are covered with in-depth skills and knowledge. This is contrasted against Person-Centered theories, models and methods used extensively in counselling to enhance the therapeutic process. Students develop a coherent rationale of their own integrative approach. At level 6 students apply their knowledge and evidence based skills in a professional setting of a placement. This develops both their understanding and application of their chosen integrative approach. This course requires a placement of 100 hours.BA (Hons) Counselling Studies provides an academic study of Counselling, exploring the theory and basic practice skills in the chosen pathway of either CBT or Integrative therapy. This degree does not require a placement.
HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE LAST?
Full time the course last three years. Part time the course lasts six years. Students can start the course either in September/October or February/March
Validated by The Open University. The OU commended:
The ethos, dedication and professionalism of all staff in their interactions with the students, which models good practice in the counselling profession;
The good fit of this programme with the College ethos in terms of the range of support strategies and mechanisms, which respond to the needs of the student population;
The Programme Team on the tone and comprehensiveness of the student handbook and the placement handbook; The welcome efforts to encourage students to engage with personal counselling and the team's intention to help students source low-cost therapists.
Read the Programme Specification here.
A (Hons) Counselling (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) provides a solid grounding in CBT theory and practice for those students wanting to go onto a professional accredited postgraduate training as a CBT practitioner, or to receive training towards being an IAPT practitioner. BA (Hons) Counselling (Integrative Therapy) provides a solid grounding in Person-Centered and Psychodynamic theory and practice for those wanting to go onto professional training as a psychotherapist, or other post graduate specialist training like child therapy.BA (Hons) Counselling Studies provides an academic study of Counselling, exploring the theory and basic practice skills in the chosen pathway of either CBT or Integrative therapy. This degree does not require a placement. The degree provides a good basis for post graduate study in Research and other professional degrees like social work. This course is a major step towards you becoming a professional counsellor or psychotherapist as it is designed to meet the professional registration requirements. Please note that you will need to complete additional supervised counselling hours to gain accreditation.
You will develop specialist people and communication skills during this course which can open up other career opportunities where the ability to interact effectively and professionally with others is highly valued. You will also be able to apply for postgraduate study and professional training in counselling and related fields.
Students interested in researching their career options should check with BACP www.bacp.co.uk , www.hpc-uk.org , and BABCP www.babcp.com/Default.aspx , www.prospects.ac.uk for the latest information and guidance.
The course is £6,000 per year for full time study, or £3000 per year for part time study. More information about fees and the grants and loans available.The information which describes this course was accurate at the time of publication. Newham College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or cancel any part of the programmes, locations, facilities and costs at any time.
No prior study of counselling is required for entry to this course. Applications from students with a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged and supported.Students are offered a place on the basis of: 160 UCAS points OR Access Diploma OR Level 0 Preparatory Course OR Interview/Diagnostics OR Professional StandingAll students must also be interviewed before being accepted.Students with under 200 UCAS points, or accepted on interview, and without level 2 qualifications in English and mathematics will normally be excepted to successfully complete additional study in academic English and numeracy in their first year.
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