The BSc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling is modular based comprising 1 x 60 credit project based module which form a body of knowledge about the effectiveness of person-centred counselling in specific therapeutic settings, and 3 x 20 credit modules which will focus on; Professional Practice and Ethics, Expressive and Creative Therapy and Issues of Diversity.
The course is designed for qualified Person-Centred, Humanistic or Integrative counsellors who want to build on their understanding of the person-centred theory and practice across a range of therapeutic work and who are interested in critically examining and evaluating the necessity and sufficiency of person-centred therapeutic conditions. The course is also designed for those qualified counsellors who want to expand their understanding of professional practice and ethics and issues of diversity in counselling practice, and for those who want to include creative and expressive therapy in their practices.
HE (Degree Level)
The BSc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling is a top-up year programme over three terms for counsellors with a Person-Centred, Humanistic or Integrative counselling qualification at level 6 and which meet all the required standards for counsellors in training for the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
The course consists of course work and placement work. Course work includes modules over a single term focused on the development of professional practice in term 1, expressive and creative therapy in term 2, and issues of diversity I term three. Placement work is connected the applied practice module which runs over the three terms of the course in which students examine and critically evaluate their person-centred counselling practice using a range of research methods and assessment scales.
Though the course has a strong academic theme, experiential learning will form the base for all teaching and learning on the course.
This modular course will consist of a 60 credit project based on a body of knowledge about the effectiveness of person-centred counseling in specific therapeutic settings. Also, 3 x additional assignments will be set on Professional Practice and Ethics, Expressive & Creative Therapy and also Issues of Diversity.
BSc(Hons)in Person-Centred Counselling
Current demands by employers are for higher professional qualifications than Diploma and Foundation Degree standard for qualified counsellors. And in particular at management, education and supervision levels, indicate that a top up BSc(Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling would improve employment opportunities for counsellors qualified at Diploma
Though there are a wide range of books relevant to the course relating to current trends in person-centred counselling, and counselling generally, and in research and evidence –based counselling practice that are held in the Lewes Learning Resource Centre, students may need to purchase some of the recommended reading for the course that is not held in the Learning Resource Centre.
Early applications are strongly encouraged. Due to the volume of applications we receive, all applications received by Friday 1st April 2022 will be given equal consideration. Applications received after this date may be subject to a waiting list.
Meet one of our core lecturers Babs Troke. She teaches in Eastbourne and will tell you more about the degree course, the different approaches to counselling. Gemma Ewins is another of our core lecturers and teaches in Lewes. Gemma brings a range of experience and expertise to the degree and will help you become a fully qualified counsellor. You’ll also meet first-year student, Kate, who is studying in Eastbourne, and first-year student, Maya, who is studying in Lewes. Both of them are really enjoying learning about the subject and about themselves!