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The BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling qualification aims to enable students to develop a seamless, yet fully aware and responsive approach to integrative counselling. The course provides an opportunity for you, as counselling students, to develop self-awareness and comprehensive counselling skills to practise competently as counsellors, helping vulnerable people in the community.
The Integrative Counselling programme responds to the changing climate of the counselling and psychology profession and the external environment. Many counsellors and therapists are drawn to a particular theoretical school of counselling as it reflects both personal and professional aspects of their own lives. Therefore, studying different approaches enables students to have the opportunity to discover which theoretical orientation they feel most affinity with.
All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of Counselling. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1 sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the opportunity to discuss your course and progress.Course Structure
On the BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling programme your study will be closely linked to your experience in the workplace. This is a classroom-based course incorporating a work placement. You will study a selection of modules over the three years: Level 4
- context of theory in integrative counselling (30 credits)
- counselling skills practice (30 credits)
- preparing to work in a diverse society (30 credits)
- readiness for personal and professional practice (15 credits)
- development in the human lifespan (15 credits)
- application of theory in integrative counselling (30 credits)
- working in a diverse society (30 credits)
- client work (30 credits)
- exploring research (15 credits)
- ethics and professional practice (15 credits)
- counselling evolution (15 credits)
- client work (15 credits)
- engaging with mental health issues (30 credits)
- counselling in a diverse society (15 credits)
- research project (45 credits)
For full-time students, the course is studied over a period of three years. Attendance is two days per week plus completion of 150 client hours and completion of 60 hours of personal counselling. The course will take place at our Ardleigh Green campus.
This course is validated by Bath Spa University.