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Course Overview

This course aims to enable students to develop the personal qualities and professional skills necessary for competent and reflective practitioners within a person centred framework. Self-awareness, counselling theory, practice and research are integrated to a level that enables course members to engage with therapeutic processes in a range of counselling relationships. Although the counselling programme is structured on a modular basis it is conceptualised as a comprehensive experience. The programme has four strands: Counselling Relationship and Therapeutic Process; Counselling Theory and Research; Personal Development; Professional Development. This course constitutes the 1st module of the counselling programme.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Salma Siddique

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Education (ED) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course offers an in-depth exploration of Carl Rogers’ theory of Person-Centred counselling In keeping with the theoretical focus the personal and professional development aspects of the course will centre on the development of the essential core personal qualities that form the basis of the Person Centred Approach to Counselling. There will be an ongoing focus on developing counselling skills and understanding the core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence. Within a supportive environment the course will continue to develop the concepts of self and peer evaluation with time in small and large personal and professional development groups. Course members will be expected to accept and advocate a value system fostering trust, openness and non-judgemental acceptance.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Any Postgraduate Programme Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Any Postgraduate Programme Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
  • MSc Person-Centred Counselling

Contact Teaching Time

124 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st attempt: 1 written assignment (5000 words).

Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

Formative Assessment




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