University of East London

Course Introduction

This long'established and hugely popular course is fully accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

It is designed to provide training in an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy. It will enable you to develop your own synthesis within a framework which is not tied to a particular theoretical school or perspective.

Typically, students on this course will have first degrees in other subjects, and they may be employed either part'time or full'time.

You may be working in health, social care or education – but you don’t have to be.

Whether you leave after completing the interim diploma or go on to do the final year for the MA qualification, you will have the foundation to develop as a counsellor/psychotherapist.

Both qualifications entail completing 100 hours of supervised work, which will be undertaken on a placement which you have to secure for yourself. However, the school has established links with many agencies and practices where our students have worked over the years.

You may take these skills back into your workplace, use them for a change of career, or develop your own specialist practice.

Course Modules

Modules include: Counselling and psychotherapy: self, skills and theory; counselling and psychotherapy: Integration and application.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £1,900 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum 2.1 Honours in any discipline. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. English language requirements: Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).