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MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling - Contemporary Creative Approaches

Edge Hill University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Edge Hill University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This distinctive and professional programme, which is suitable for those with or without a background in counselling, draws upon psychology, neuro-psychotherapy, neuroscience and biosciences to reflect the scientific content required in psychotherapy training. The course focuses on contemporary creative approaches to psychotherapy and counselling and has a multi-modal and integrative approach that includes the sequential use of drawing, painting, guided imagery, movement, drama, writing, poetry and sculpture to immerse you in the therapeutic process. This will help you facilitate the exploration of emotions, experiences and challenges to emotional wellbeing.

A key feature of the programme is the inclusion of placements and experiences working with children, young people and adults, ensuring you gain the expertise required to work with contemporary creative approaches across the lifespan. You will graduate equipped with the skills needed to work at emotional depth with people experiencing psychological distress and find yourself well placed to pursue individual professional accreditation with one of the national awarding bodies.

On completion of this programme you will be able to demonstrate the skills and expertise required to enter practice as a psychotherapist. Psychotherapists work with a wide range of clients, either individually or within groups, in both the public and private sector as well as with third sector organisations. The psychotherapist skillset is highly valued by employers, not only in those offering mental health services across the lifespan, but also in the employment market more widely. Career destinations could include the NHS, charities, employee assistance and wellbeing programmes, youth justice, social care, probation, pastoral support in schools, advocacy and special educational needs, health, education, social welfare, or leadership and workforce development. The programme is approved by the UKAHPP (the UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners). On successful completion of the programme and subject to meeting the published criteria, you may wish to apply for and work towards individual UKAHPP Psychotherapist Accreditation. This is the pathway for UKAHPP sponsorship to the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) for Psychotherapist Registration with the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC). Alternative awarding bodies are also available in the UK who you may also choose to approach.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 20,300overall cost

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University information

Edge Hill University

  • University League Table

    60th

  • Campus address

    Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    64th out of 118 1

    47th out of 79 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    129 63%

    43rd

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    50th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    86th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    141 82%

    8th

    23
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    67th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    35th

    1

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