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Master of Science in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Keele University Keele University, UK


Jan 2023, Sep 2023

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GBP 21900

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12 months


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Program Overview

Our MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy incorporates three strands of counselling training - namely counselling theory, counselling practice and personal development.

The philosophy of the programme is humanistic with person-centred practice. The core theoretical model of the course is derived from an acceptance of Carl Rogers’ belief in the self-therapeutic capacity and wisdom of clients (1967). The philosophical traditions of existentialism and phenomenology are used to illuminate understanding of humanistic practice through lectures and small group work.

You will be encouraged to examine and question your own beliefs and assumptions to develop a personal, integrated theory of human development, based upon humanistic phenomenological philosophy and principles. We do this by offering you opportunities to reflect upon the theory that is offered in light of your own experience - to develop your own philosophical and theoretical base.

To enable you to build and maintain strong therapeutic alliances with clients you will develop a suite of skills required to not only establish relationships but to understand the barriers that may prevent or impact these relationships. The skills you will acquire include active, reflective listening, focusing, and immediacy, including appropriate therapeutic challenge.

Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, student must have a Bachelor's degree.

    7 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    95 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    65 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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