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Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy PGDip

University of Brighton

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Falmer Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Based on the idea that mental illness is to some extent the result of repressed negative experience, psychodynamic counselling aims to expose the contents of a client's unconscious to make him or her aware of any underlying psychological conflicts.

It prioritises the therapeutic relationship and draws from the work of psychoanalysts such as Freud, Klein, Winnicott and Bion, as well as more contemporary thinkers such as Lacan, Bowlby, Kohut, Mitchell and Benjamin.

The postgraduate diploma teaches models of both long-and short-term counselling, the second of which is particularly relevant to NHS work and employee counselling schemes. It stresses the importance of developing counselling awareness through practice in workshops and provides a sound theoretical foundation to the psychodynamic approach.

The course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore recognised as preparing students for work as a professional counsellor. The university is an organisational member of the BACP as well as the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UCPA).

Careers

The postgraduate diploma has an excellent reputation in the locality and our students have gone on to hold counselling posts across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Others have progressed to further training or used their counselling skills in their existing professions.

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University information

University of Brighton

  • University League Table

    80th

  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 35 3

    105th out of 118 4

    46th out of 79 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    166 69%

    27th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.57 91%

    1st

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    105 51%

    94th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    38.0 38%

    104th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    103rd

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    106 62%

    62nd

    26
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    26th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    21st

    47

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