Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme is ideal if you wish to qualify and pursue a career as a professional counsellor. It's designed to enable you to develop as a reflective counselling practitioner. The curriculum focuses on psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and relational psychoanalytic perspectives. Through engagement in a range of learning contexts, including lectures, group seminars, therapeutic skills practice workshops, creative workshops, experiential group work, counselling placements, personal therapy, tutorials, independent study and dissertation supervision, students are supported in developing links between personal, clinical and theoretical knowledge.

Course Modules

Modules: Psychodynamic theories; counsellor competencies and attitudes; reflective practitioner; applied psychoanalysis; research methods; advanced theory; clinical placement; dissertation.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA £7,520 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA £17,800 Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA £5,010 Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA £11,890 Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
MA
2 years
Full Time
MA

Qualifications required:

  • You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject and a certificate in Counselling/Counselling Skills as well as experience of working in a counselling-related field or where interpersonal communication skills are central to your role.
  • We also welcome applications from individuals with relevant work experience. In this case you must have knowledge and/or experience in psychodynamic theory and practice, and provide evidence of this with an up to date CV, references and personal statement.
  • All applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of the capacity to develop the competencies for professional counselling practice:
  • emotional insight
  • robustness
  • ability to provide a reliable, honest, containing and reflexive relationship to clients
  • These will be evaluated through the application and interview process. The Admissions Tutor will seek to understand your qualities as a person and assess your suitability to practice with vulnerable clients.
  • You'll need to meet fitness to train criteria to be considered for this programme.
  • If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme.