|Study location||United Kingdom, Surrey (Guildford College)|
|Type||Final year and top-up, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
Least a minimum of 6.0 in each skill or equivalent in a secure English language test
Applicants should have:
A counselling diploma or foundation degree, normally with 450 hours of training, a minimum of 100 hours of supervised counselling practice and 60 hours of personal counselling (or equivalent)
• Accreditation of prior experiential learning procedures may apply for some candidates with fewer training hours and/or more experience. This is dependent on their existing diploma.
• Applicants are subject to interview.
If you already work as a counsellor, this is a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of counselling theory and practice.
This counselling top-up degree is aimed at practicing counsellors with a diploma or foundation course in counselling.
As awareness of mental health issues grows, there is increasing demand for qualified counsellors with enhanced skills. Focusing on theory and practice, you’ll learn more about client issues – including attachment, loss and bereavement – and how to work with them. You’ll also have access to a platform for counsellors from different backgrounds to share information and experience.
The course is offered by one of the university’s partner colleges: Guildford College in Surrey.
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.
Advanced Counselling Theory (15 credits)
Attachment, Loss and Bereavement (15 credits)
Case Discussion (15 credits)
Consolidating Clinical Practice and Professional Development (30 credits)
Counselling Research Project (30 credits)
Research Methodology for Counselling Practitioners (15 credits)
You could become a private practice counsellor, pastoral worker, counsellor for a voluntary agency, the NHS or other statutory agency. Counsellors who graduate from this course and who are already in paid employment will be eligible for a greater variety of counselling work.