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Bath Spa University: Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

Institution Bath Spa University View institution profile
Department School of Education
Telephone 01225 876180
Study type Taught


Gain a Master's in Counselling and Psychotherapy practice to complement your professional counselling and/or psychotherapy training.

  • Full and part-time distance learning programme that allows you to study online.

  • Flexible learning linked to your specialist interest in counselling and psychotherapy practice.

  • Range of specialist and research-based modules.

This Master's in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice is suitable for counsellors and psychotherapists who have completed a recognised counselling or psychotherapy training qualification, and who are working or who have worked professionally as a counsellor or psychotherapist.

On successful completion of the programme, you'll not only be well-versed in counselling and psychotherapy research and your chosen subject area, you'll also have gained an academic degree to complement your existing professional qualification.

The Master's in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice gives students an academic qualification alongside their professional counselling training. You can gain a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or Master’s Award (180 credits) in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. This is beneficial when applying for work, (the qualification is nationally and internationally recognised).

The aims of the programme are to recognise and enhance understanding of good professional practice and deepen theoretical knowledge, to engage in evidence–based practice and research, and to enhance skills of reflection and reflexivity and develop self-awareness to support Continued Professional Development.


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Bath Spa University is about more than studying. It’s about getting stuck in: thinking, making and doing. About bumping into friends on campus, embracing challenges and genuinely caring. We push boundaries and ourselves. If that sounds good to you, you’ll fit in well.

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