Adult Courses, Higher Education

Integrative Counselling (BA Hons)

Course Overview

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Entry requirements

  • a counselling qualification at Level 3 with a minimum of 48 UCAS points.
  • GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above
  • a current DBS is required for some placements (charges may apply)
  • successful completion of interview is required.

Please note, the college reserves the right to accept evidence of working towards a maths qualification upon completion of a successful interview.

The session will include participation in a skills/role play activity; a written case study exercise; and a formal interview.

Course information

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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)
Level 5
  • 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)
Level 6
  • 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.

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Available Campuses

Dates Schedule Max. fee if paid
Start: 16/09/2024
End: 03/07/2027
Thu to Fri (09:00 - 16:00)

What Can This Course Lead To

Students can progress from this course to work as a professional Counsellor/Therapist to help people overcome their difficulties. It also provides the opportunity for advancement in a variety of counselling-related careers.Successful students will be qualified to practice as a Counsellor and apply for any appropriate positions within this field.

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