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Therapeutic Counselling
Undergraduate course
DipHE

Therapeutic Counselling

Overview

Accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), our course is ideal if you are seeking to become a professional counsellor or psychotherapist. It will help you work towards accreditation with the BACP, and will help you develop a specialist role within your current occupation.

You will consider other psychological theories of counselling to help see the Relational Approach in context. Group and individual supervision offers the opportunity to integrate theory and practice, and you will continue your own personal development. Upon successful completion of our DipHE you can progress straight onto our BSc Therapeutic Counselling.

Delivery is two years part-time, seven hours per week for 30 weeks and three weekends per year.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 40% of our research in the Psychology unit was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.
We help you find a suitable work placement where you will have client contact time for two hour-long sessions per week - 100 hours in total. You will also undertake 40 hours of personal counselling from a network of professional counsellors approved by our University. Undergoing clinical supervision with a counsellor is a vital part of becoming a skilled and knowledgeable reflective therapeutic practitioner.

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Part-time study available
  • Specialist facilities
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • TEF Silver Award

Entry Requirements

Additional Requirements: Applicants should normally have English Language GCSE grade C or above or an equivalent award, a Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling, or have at least 120 level 4 credits and have successfully completed a face to face Interpersonal and/or counselling skills course (minimum of 90 hours).

All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

Enhanced Criminal History Checks
Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Careers

Zainah Khan

Careers

Zainah Khan
General Manager and English language teacher From Zero International Language School

PG Cert Interpersonal & Counselling Skills

“"My course has been really empowering. It teaches skills that you can implement in your own life, as well as academically and professionally. I've developed a great sense of self-awareness and empathy, which support me in establishing good rapport with my students. These abilities have become natural to me, and I use them every day in my job."

Modules & learning

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Becoming a Therapist

Personal & Professional Development 1

Personal & Professional Development 2

Relational Framework

Therapeutic Process & Supervision

Therapeutic Skills

Sue Sherwin
Sue Sherwin
Dean of School

Sue Sherwin is Dean for the School of Health and Community Studies. She joined our University as a Senior Lecturer in 1996 after supporting the development of the first degree in Mental Health Nursing from Leeds Beckett.

Our School is committed to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of communities and individuals. All of our academics have worked in health, public health and the caring professions, and many still maintain their professional practice to ensure we maintain a strong link between our teaching and the demands of the professional workplace. We bring this quality of care to the way in which we support our students through their learning.
Play DipHE Therapeutic Counselling - Brian Charlesworth, Course Leader Video
DipHE Therapeutic Counselling - Brian Charlesworth, Course Leader

Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Interpersonal Skills Suite
    Interpersonal Skills Suite

    We have plenty of private rooms to allow you to try out your counselling skills. They come equipped with recording facilities so you’re able to reflect on and improve your practice.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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