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Guildford College

Counselling

UCAS Code: B941

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Counselling

This programme focuses on the therapeutic relationship as the main catalyst to healing, wellbeing, growth and development with an emphasis on the use of the counsellor’s self and of the client-counsellor relationship in the therapeutic work. A key theme is the development of trainee’s self-awareness and impact of self on others, and bringing that awareness into the ‘here and now’ within the client-counsellor relationship.

The programme provides a unique learning opportunity to enhance skills, increase knowledge, develop understanding and prepare you for employment in the counselling profession (paid employment or private practice) and for membership of BACP.

Modules

Year 1 (120 credits):

Academic and personal development (15 credits) – development of transferable higher order critical thinking and reflective skills, as related to employability
Theory and practice (30 credits) - Humanistic theories and Clarkson relational model; creative and experimental practices as informed by theory; development of core model; consolidation of theory
Personal development (15 credits) - deeper awareness of self, other and relationships
Contemporary issues (30 credits) - aspects of professional practice and developments in the subject area
Work-based learning (30 credits) - clinical placement
Year 2 (120 credits):

Introduction to research (15 credits) - appreciation of research design and methodology
Theory and practice (30 credits) – further integration of creative and experimental practices as informed by theory and other comparative approaches
Personal development (15 credits) – progressively deeper awareness and attention of self, other and relationships
Contemporary issues (30 credits) - furthering professional practice and embedding current developments in the field of counselling
Work-based learning (30 credits) – continuation of clinical placement

Assessment methods

Lectures and seminars are offered in each subject and you will also have regular tutorial contact and progress reviews. You will be assessed through written assignments, practical observations (tutor, peer and self-reflection), theory assignments, learning portfolios, presentations, case studies, work with audio/video transcripts, blogs and media presentations.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,974
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EU
£7,974
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Northern Ireland
£7,974
per year
Scotland
£7,974
per year
Wales
£7,974
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Guildford College

Department:

Health, Childcare and Public Services

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