Diploma in therapeutic counselling: Integrative pathway

Course Dates: 17/09/18 - 06/07/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

The application process for PC314 is now closed.

This two-year course qualifies you to practise as a counsellor. You will need to have completed a level 3 certificate in counselling skills course within the last three years to be eligible to apply.

The course fee is £2800, plus an upfront fee of £1599 payable at the time of your enrolment.

If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan bildutrapagaran.info/advanced-learner-loans

If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: [email protected]

For more information, please call Psychology, counselling and personal development on 020 7492 2530.


What is the course about?

Training competent and professional Integrative counselling practitioners who subscribe to the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions as published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

What will we cover?

The theory and practice of Integrative counselling
A comparison of humanistic counselling to psychodynamic counselling and cognitive behavioural counselling
Professional and organisational issues, including the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions
Counselling in a diverse society
Research in counselling
Personal development (awareness of self in relation to others)
Counselling supervision.
100 hours of supervised counselling practice gained on placement.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Students will develop a seamless, yet fully aware and responsive approach to Integrative counselling. The course provides an opportunity for students to develop self-awareness and a facility with counselling skills sufficient to practice competently as counsellors. By the end of the course, the student will be able to:
• Participate in a group and be aware of self in relation to others
• Articulate a philosophically integrated model of counselling including contemporary developments and current research findings
• Demonstrate and ability to put theory into practice
• Work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions;
• Demonstrate sufficient self-awareness and reflective skills to work ethically with clients
• Assess their own and their peers’ personal and professional development
• Critically evaluate their counselling work in terms of anti-oppressive and non-discriminatory practice
• Describe and critically evaluate differences and similarities between humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural theories of counselling.
• Identify and demonstrate what it means to be a professional counsellor working within different organisational contexts
• Critically evaluate different models of psychopathology
• Design and carry out a counselling research project.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

• An understanding of the Integrative approach to counselling and training.
• The ability to take responsibility for your own learning
• A Certificate course in Counselling Skills of at least 150 hours spread over a minimum of 25 weeks completed within the last 3 years. Evidence of at least 80% attendance will be required with a copy of the certificate gained.
• As a core part of the diploma lies in working with the large group (max. 20) it is essential that students considering this course are aware of the implications of learning in groups.
• The ability to cope with the intellectual and academic requirements. Some limited support is available in the Learning Centre. If you have any learning difficulty or disability that might affect your ability to participate fully in all learning activities related to the course, please discuss this with us. The Build aims to provide appropriate support for students within its available resources.
*For a full list of entry requirements please visit our website.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

A comprehensive reading list will be available at the start of the course.
Due to the emotive nature of the course, which will require you to explore and process personal issues, each student is required to complete 60 hours of personal counselling. 30 hours must be completed in each year of the course.
If you are on a low income or in receipt of income-related benefits, you may be able to apply to the Student Bursary for assistance with some of these costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Satisfactory completion of the course enables students to work as professional counsellors.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


This course has now started

Course Code: PC314

Started Mon+ Fri-Sun, day, 17 Sep - 06 Jul '20

Duration: 35 sessions (over 22 months)

Full fee: £4,399.00
Senior fee: £4,399.00
Concession: £4,399.00

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