M.Sc. Therapeutic Counselling

University of Greenwich | London , United Kingdom
The Programme provides a sound training in professional counselling, with a well-integrated research element (report on course accreditation by assessors from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).



This programme is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. It provides excellent training and education for those who seek a formal counselling qualification matched to BACP professional body requirements and competences.

It is suitable for applications from:

  • Allied health disciplines
  • Those who are seeking to make a career change but have some experience (voluntary or otherwise) in a helping capacity e.g. human resources, law, social services, education
  • Those seeking to enhance current professional practice with insight into the theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy and the management of high intensity distress

The programme's flexible entry system may also appeal if you have previous post graduate counsellor training and are seeking a master's level qualification accredited by the BACP.

If you are interested in a career in counselling but do not have the relevant qualifications or experience the university also offers undergraduate programme in Psychology with Counselling (BSc) and Counselling (BA). Please see the undergraduate pages of the online prospectus.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with a range of therapeutic counselling techniques based on an integrative relationship model
  • To enable you to examine critically and reflect on counselling theory in the light of a range of contextual issues and cultural differences
  • To give you opportunities to understand the impact of context on the practice of counselling
  • To provide you with the opportunity to follow individual theoretical, professional and research interests, determine how to integrate theory and practice, evaluate your practice in the light of different theoretical perspectives, and study a theoretical approach to an advanced level.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 12100 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 10050 Year (EEA)
Start date
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 36 months
Part-time variant Evening, Weekday

Course Content

  • The Integrative Relationship in Context (20 credits)
  • Professional Aspects of the Integrative Relationship in Context (20 credits)
  • The Integrative Relationship and Practice 1 (20 credits)
  • The Integrative Relationship and Therapeutic Counselling (20 credits)
  • Professional Aspects of the Integrative Relationship (20 credits)
  • The Integrative Relationship and Practice 2 (20 credits)
  • Counselling Research Methodology and Project (40 credits)
  • Advanced Clinical Theory and Practice (20 credits)

English Language Requirements


IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more


Applicants should have:

An honours degree at 2:1 or above

PLUS some knowledge of counselling skills

PLUS experience of working with people in a helping capacity.

Applicants are required to submit a separate personal statement of at least 500 words in support of their interest in pursuing counsellor training. Eligible applicants will then be invited to attend a small group information session, plus a formal one to one interview.

Applicants with suitable prior learning may seek direct entry. You may gain exemption from the three year one courses thereby completing the programme in two years.

Applicants seeking direct entry will be required to present a portfolio demonstrating successful completion of counselling training at equivalent postgraduate certificate and/or diploma level.

Applicants who do not have English as their first language, must have an IELTS score of 7.0 or above or an equivalent rating in another recognised language testing system.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

More Information


The Programme is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and offers students the required training component for individual counsellor accreditation, with the BACP.

We Are Helping Thousands of Students to Find a University Abroad!

Fortunately enough I was able to find StudyPortals. Right from the start of the application to getting the confirmation of admission I was using StudyPortals.
Shivprasad - India

Sign up for your personal newsletter and we will help you too.

We will send you all the information you need to find your dream study programme!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

United Kingdom The University of Greenwich is Number 1 in London for Teaching Excellence (The Sunday Times University Guide 2011). Its a great achievement and together with being ranked Number 1 for Student Satisfaction (Sunday Times 2010), you know the University of Greenwich has got everything you need for a first rate education. If that wasnt enough, our principle campus is based in a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is breath taking! If you are looking for a great experience with excellence teaching in a fabulous location - the University of Greenwich has it all!

Prepare yourself for Master degree

Find a Preparation Course
  • Reset