Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies

This part-time programme combines theoretical insights from both the psychodynamic and person-centred traditions and involves a respectful dialogue between these two perspectives.

Name Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies
Start Date September 2020
Mode of Study 1 Year, P/T Mondays (14.00-20.00) OR Wednesdays (14.00-20.00) OR Fridays (10.00-16.15)
Programme Leader Seamus Prior

Why choose the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies?

This programme is an introduction to the theories, skills, attitudes and values required to be an effective listener.

It offers an entry point for professional training and education to become a counsellor or psychotherapist but you can also take this qualification if you would like to develop your listening skills for use in a range of other contexts (e.g. teaching, social work, nursing, management, voluntary sector mental health work).

The programme is validated by COSCA, the professional counselling body for Scotland, so students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies will also receive a COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills

Studying at a world-class institution, you will benefit from outstanding resources to support your learning on this established and recognised programme.

Structure

The Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies consists of three taught courses.

Career prospects

Many employers now recognise the value of listening skills in the workplace.

Entrance requirements

The entrance requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies are listed here.

Fees

Information on fees and tuition fee status for the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies.

Apply now

Please ensure you have read the entrance requirements for this programme and are confident of meeting the criteria before applying online.

Beyond the programme

The Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies can serve as the beginning of your studies in counselling. You can learn more about study opportunities after the PGCert on this page.