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Counsellors play an important role in helping people find clarity and resolve feelings in often complex situations.
During this BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling degree you will become become a qualified counsellor after completing your second year. You will practise counselling in a variety of contexts to support you to become a robust and thoughtful practitioner. You will attend university for 1 day per week, complete supervised practice placements, and receive 20 hours of personal therapy each academic year.
This four-year, part-time degree combines Humanistic theory with professional and ethical practice. You will explore how you can contribute to the contemporary and growing field of counselling and psychotherapy, interact with peers, and cultivate new ways of understanding therapy and yourselves.
The course has an emphasis on professionalism, employability and personal development. You will work towards a total of 300 hours of work experience as part of the course, gaining 100 hours by the end of Year 2 and 300 hours by the end of Year 4.
80% of our graduates are working as counsellors.
BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling is a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Course to the Gold Book curriculum standard. This means the full four-year course includes professional training to become qualified as a counsellor and also enables you to apply for Individual Accreditation through the BACP training route after you graduate.
You need to meet additional criteria to earn personal accreditation and qualify as a counsellor after you graduate, such as having an active BACP membership and completing 450 hours of work experience. The 300 hours of work experience you complete during this degree make up a large portion of this. You can purchase a BACP student membership during your studies.
If you complete all four years of this BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling degree you will complete the requisite training hours and topics you need to show on your BACP Individual Accreditation application. If you choose to exit the degree after two years (or take a non-Accredited course elsewhere) you will need to demonstrate how you have made up the rest of the training hours when you apply for accreditation.
Teaching and Assessment
How you will learn
You will be taught interactively and encouraged to engage with all study material and learn through discussion.
This course uses a variety of types of teaching and learning. During your degree you will complete independent study, receive coaching in practical skills, complete personal development activities and work with clients.
You will complete different types of study modules including:
- Theory modules to equip you with knowledge of counselling theory, client and diversity issues and specialist Humanistic theory.
- Skills and professionalism modules to develop your mastery of therapeutic interventions and professional awareness.
- Personal development modules.
- Research modules to introduce you to research methods.
- Placements where you will work with clients.
- Personal counselling.
- One-to-one tutorials.
You will be assessed through observed skills practice, written assignments, supervisor’s reports and the completion of placement and personal counselling hours. This course has no exams.
What you will study
The course uses the following philosophy and principles:
- People have inherent worth and deserve respect,
- People have an innate tendency towards growth, change and realising their individual potential.
- People are naturally creative and unique.
- All aspects of the human experience have the potential to be a resource.
We aim to create an environment which facilitates hope, possibility, autonomy, resilience and personal/professional transformation and embrace the diverse range of humanistic therapeutic approaches based on these philosophies.
You will study a selection of core modules in each year. Each module is worth a number of credits and is delivered differently depending on its content and focus of study.
This modules list is indicative and subject to change.
Select a year
You will be introduced to the rationale and theory behind Humanistic counselling, with reference to well-known writers in the field. You will explore Person-Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis models and discover the core beliefs of all Humanistic practitioners. You will be assessed through a 1750 word essay.
Gain practical experience
You will complete supervised practice hours in counselling placements. You could work in areas including addiction, young adults, bereavement, sexual trauma and abuse victims, and with people with disabilities.
You will work towards a total of 300 placement hours as part of the course, completing 100 hours by the end of Year 2.
You need a total of 450 hours (an additional 150 hours after completing the hours required on the course) to apply for BACP Individual Accreditation.
Where you could go after your studies
80% of our graduates are working as counsellors.
Routes past graduates have taken include:
- Accredited Counsellors (after meeting the requirements of individual accrediting bodies such as BACP)
- Counsellors in private practice or schools, universities, the NHS, for EAPs, colleges or companies
- Youth and community workers (usually with further training)
You may choose to continue your studies with a postgraduate degree after you graduate.