Overview Why study this course? Psychology and Counselling Studies is an ideal combination of subjects for those wishing to move into a career in the helping professions or those intending to undertake postgraduate training in counselling psychology, psychotherapy, or other applied psychology professions.
Please contact us via our form on the 'contact us' page We have reproduced the information from the sections that are relevant to the modalities that the counsellors and psychotherapists working at the therapy centre work from.
Before we do that we would like to mention a few other factors you should consider when entering therapy. Firstly, it is important to check that any therapist you decide to see is fully qualified.
No therapist should ever be reluctant to show you evidence of their qualifications and membership of their professional body. A major factor in therapy working is that you must be entering therapy freely and that it is your own choice.
As well as this it is important to realise that all therapists are unique and will work differently even if they have trained within the same modality.
For this reason it is possible that the first therapist you see may not be the best therapist for you to work with. Take your time in the first session or first few sessions to consider how you feel with the therapist.
Do you feel they are someone you can really be yourself with in time? If not, try another therapist. So for some initial information on the modalities our therapists have trained within: Existential Existential psychotherapy is centred upon supporting the client to make sense of life through the willingness to face it and its problems.
The existentialist belief is that life has no essential or predetermined meaning, the individual is entirely free and ultimately responsible, so meaning has to be found or created. The client is supported in living more authentically and purposefully, whilst accepting the limitations and contradictions of what it is to be human.
As a movement existentialism began in the 19th Century with philosophers Nietzsche and Kierkegaard. As a therapy it is regarded as a serious enquiry into what it means to be human, often involving the painful process of squarely facing up to aspects of humanity that are ordinarily avoided and evaded.
Existentialist therapists believe that such in depth explorations can ultimately bring great strength and joy.
Humanistic Integrative Humanistic integrative psychotherapy has its roots in humanistic philosophies and aims to work with a full range of influences to encourage the development of the individual, their relationship to others and society.
Humanistic integrative psychotherapy relies upon relationship-based, dialogical and experiential methods to facilitate the integration of affective, cognitive, behavioural, physiological and the transpersonal dimensions of the individual.
Both the client and the psychotherapist are actively engaged in shaping the processes of assessment, intervention and evaluation of outcomes. Psychotherapists also take into consideration the impact of the external world upon the internal world of the client to explore the significance of social, cultural and political realms of experience.
Humanistic integrative psychotherapy is available in a range of settings in the public, private and voluntary sectors and benefits individuals, couples, children, families, groups and organisations. Jungian Jungian analysis is a specialised form of psychotherapy which works with the unconscious.
Jungian Analysis examines deep motivations within the clients psyche, his thoughts and actions which lie beneath conscious awareness. At the heart of Jungian Analysis is the belief that realignment of conscious and unconscious aspects of the personality, with an ensuing creation of new values and purpose, brings relief and meaning to psychological suffering and pain.
His emphasis on understanding our motivation through the psyche, facilitated through the exploration of dreams, art, mythology, world religion and philosophy have shaped how we look at life today.
He wrote extensively on the concept of archetypes, synchronicity and the collective unconscious. Psychodynamic Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a term that encompasses therapy of an analytical nature; essentially it is a form of depth psychology that focuses on the unconscious and past experiences, to determine current behaviour.
Generally psychodynamic psychotherapists adhere to the theories and teaching of Freud and his followers. But psychodynamic therapy also draws upon techniques from a variety of sources, including the ideas of various other luminaries including Jung and Adler. The therapist endeavors to keep his own personality out of the picture, in essence becoming a blank canvas onto which the client can transfer and project deep feelings about themselves, parents and other significant players in their life.
The therapist remains focused on the dynamics between the client and the therapist. Psychodynamic therapy tends to be less intensive and briefer than psychoanalysis, and also relies more on the interpersonal relationship between client and therapist than do other forms of depth psychology.
It is a focus that has been used in individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, family therapy, and to understand and work with institutional and organisational contexts. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Cognitive behavioural therapy CBT developed out of behaviour modification, cognitive therapy, and rational emotive behaviour therapy, and combines cognitive and behavioural techniques.The official research journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
This journal. Aims and scope; (Counselling and Psychotherapy Research) Student Essay Research Prize. Writing emotion into counselling and psychotherapy research.
Ione Lewis. Programme Specification for MA Counselling Children in Schools This programme is only offered at: Place2Be. Final award MA Intermediate awards available PG Cert; PG Dip UCAS code N/A Details of professional body accreditation British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Year 1 and 2 (PG Dip only) - counselling and.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), first published in , sets out an ethical framework which is subject to continual revision (BACP , , , , ).
This framework sets out areas which need to be incorporated by therapists and counsellors in . Carl Ransom Rogers ( – ) was amongst the most influential figures of humanistic psychology, a school of psychotherapy that rejected medical and psychoanalytic models of treatment, and instead put forth a theory of personality and behaviour that presumed the source of psychological health ultimately resides in the individual person rather than in a programme based on the expert knowledge and .
I am a fully accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited) and as such, I abide by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Qualifications: Post Graduate Counselling Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Psychosynthesis Trust. This paper raises a number of dilemmas in relation to the ethical practice of counselling, counsellor training and research and evaluation of counselling which reflect the author's increasing concerns about therapeutic ethics.