September 2023

Postgraduate Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy training (UKCP Accredited)

Postgraduate, September 2023

For 2023 applications come along to our next Open Day to speak to a member for the team about this course. 

This course is accredited by the Universities Training College (UTC) of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Newman University offers the following postgraduate courses in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy:

MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (3 Years – Part Time) 

This course is for students wishing to become a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies (1 Year Optional Year – Part Time)* 

This course is for students wishing to become a Psychotherapist. 

*Please note that  the Advanced Diploma qualification is only available to students who have completed the MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies at Newman University.

A structured outline of our programmes can be found here. 

Students will have two options under CPP (Certificate in Professional Practice):

  1. UKCP registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Academic Qualifications – MSc + CPP

  1. UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

Academic Qualifications – MSc + Advanced Practitioner Diploma + CPP

Full professional registration as a UKCP psychotherapeutic counsellor can be achieved by successful completion of the MSc, completing 450 hours supervised professional practice and 105 hours personal therapy (via the Certificate in Professional Practice)

Professional registration as a UKCP psychotherapist can be achieved by successful completion of the MSc, the additional completion of the one-year Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies, a total of 450 hours supervised professional practice and 160 hours personal therapy (via the Certificate in Professional Practice).

Certificate in Professional Practice (CPP) Enrolment

As part of the enrolment process for both the MSc and Advanced Diploma, you will be expected to enrol onto the Certificate in Professional Practice (CPP) at the same time. There is no additional cost for this programme during the taught programme, however, you will be required to pay one module based fee per year (e.g. £1100 for 2021/22) once you have completed your taught programme.

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Entry Requirements

MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies.

You must have a 1st degree (minimum 2:2 or equivalent) and level 3 certificate in counselling skills with experience of having used these in a workplace or voluntary setting. Successful admittance onto the programme is also dependent upon demonstrating your suitability to undertake clinical training at interview. It may be possible in some cases for you to enter the programme without the Level 3 certificate where you can demonstrate in the application that you have acquired the specific competencies outlined in the BACP Counselling Skills Competency Framework either through an equivalent training programme or though practical experience in a voluntary or workplace setting. 

Newman’s Record of Prior Learning (RPcL/RPel) policy can be applied to any applicants who consider they have qualifications or experience that may warrant them being granted exemption from elements of a particular course.

Applicants will normally be invited to a selection day for a group task and individual interview.

Applicants will need to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance prior to starting the course.  For more information on your Enhanced DBS application please click here.

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies

Please note that this qualification is only available to students who have completed the MSc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies degree at Newman University.

Upon successful completion of the MSc, students will be able to progress on to the Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies. Students wishing to progress will be required to submit an application via the Newman portal.

International Students
Newman University is not licenced by the UK Government to sponsor migrant students under the Student route and is therefore unable to accept applications from international students at present.

If you have any questions regarding entry onto this course please contact our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form

 

Course Fees

The MSc course fee for September 2022 intake was £11,100.

The Advanced Diploma course fee for September 2022 intake was £3,700.

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs 

The following costs are in addition to your university fees:

  • Personal Therapy: Minimum 105 hours (for psychotherapeutic counsellor) or 160 hours (for psychotherapist) between £40 – £65 per session. Minimum 30 hours of personal therapy per year.
  • Clinical Supervision as follows: Minimum 75 hours @ between £40 – £65 per hour. 1:6 (1 hour of supervision for every 6 hours of clinical work)
  • An audio recording device and / or memory cards or other approved equipment for the storage of audio client audio and / or video records
  • Annual membership fees to Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA) (mandatory) and UKCP (optional) – normally approximately £50
  • Annual indemnity insurance (payable from year 2 of the MSc – normally at least 4 years) – estimated cost £50-80 per year.
  • Initial Enhanced DBS clearance fee and update levy cost.
  • Travelling costs
  • Books

Certificate in Professional Practice (CPP) Enrolment

 As part of the enrolment process for both the MSc and Advanced Diploma, you will be expected to enrol onto the Certificate in Professional Practice (CPP) at the same time. There is no additional cost for this programme during the taught programme, however, you will be required to pay one module based fee per year (e.g. £1100 for 2021/22) once you have completed you.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses