Completion of the Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice MA programme can be used towards meeting the required number of training hours for individual accreditation with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The programme's taught element can be taken over two years full-time or four years part-time, and then there is then an eight month dissertation period.
Teaching takes place on a Tuesday and Wednesday from 1.30pm-6pm with occasional attendance required at weekends. You can view an example timetable but please note this is subject to change.
Assessments include written essays, case studies, presentations and a portfolio. Find out more about our Experiential Learning Methods.
There are two specialist pathways to gain on the Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy MA course: Adults Across the Lifespan or Children and Young People.
On qualifying you are eligible to join the Counselling and Psychotherapy Associates (CAPA), University of Nottingham, whilst building up your hours of practice. On reaching accredited status, full membership as an Associate is conferred.
The course provides a seamless experience from beginner to qualified practitioner and is open to graduates of any subject that want to train to as a person-centred experiential counsellor and psychotherapist. As a graduate you are not required to have prior experience in counselling or psychotherapy. The course ensures that you will develop all the skills required.
We will interview all applicants to the programme that meet our entry requirements.
We will consider applications from people that do not have a degree. Entry to the course without a degree requires you to have a Level 4 Diploma and two years' experience as a counsellor or psychotherapist, or similar experience in a closely related professional role, and completion of a 3,000 word essay.
You will also require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) prior to commencement of the course.
Recognition of Other Learning (ROL)
If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may apply on entry for exemption for credit requirements of the course. Please visit our ROL pages for further information and guidance on how to apply for ROL.