Have a positive impact on the mental health, well-being, and resilience of young people. This part-time course blends the knowledge, expertise, and skills necessary for therapeutic work with those aged 4 to 18 years.
An undergraduate degree, preferably at 2:1 or above, or postgraduate degree in a relevant area e.g. psychology, counselling and psychotherapy
Where a degree has not fulfilled this, a counselling qualification to Level 4 minimum, including 100 hours minimum of supervised practice
An enhanced DBS check, professional membership of a relevant professional body (BPS, BACP, UKCP, or equivalent), and professional indemnity insurance
Two references in support of the application indicating suitability for working with children and young people.
Voluntary or professional experience of working with children and young people is desirable, but not essential
A genuine interest in working with children and young people is essential, as is a commitment to evidence-based practice
International students will be expected to meet the English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
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Duration Three years part-timeHow to apply for this course
MSc in Psychotherapy and Counselling for Children and Young People is designed for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists and allied professionals (teaching, social work, youth and community work) who are keen to develop their professional skills and enhance their career prospects. On this course you will:
Throughout MSc in Psychotherapy and Counselling for Children and Young People, you will be encouraged to develop a high level of self-awareness, to support you in meeting the demands of therapeutic work. This will be achieved through a combination of approaches, including assignments, a reflective practice journal, and clinical supervision on your practice placements.
An enquiring attitude to theory, research, and practice will be encouraged as you cultivate your cognitive and reflective skills and learn creative and practical ways of working therapeutically with your clients in order to alleviate suffering, facilitate change, and optimise wellbeing.
Our specialist team teach an integrative approach to the specialised work of counselling children and young people that is rooted within best practice and experience within the field. This course offers an opportunity to become a professional practitioner contributing towards the health and wellbeing of our future generations, while realising your own potential.
Develop your self-awareness and reflective practice, within the context of a supportive and personal learning environment.
Delivered by experienced professionals who draw on their knowledge and experience from professional practice.
Marjon excels at delivering a high-quality teaching and learning experience where you will be nurtured in developing towards your own potential.
How do you best promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people?
Why ask ‘what has happened to someone’ and not ‘what’s wrong with them’?
How do you successfully engage children and young people when their wellbeing is suffering?
What is evidence-based practice and how do I become a research informed professional?
How do I develop my research skills?
How do I grow and develop both personally and professionally?
Successful completion of MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling for Children and Young People will enable you to work as a counsellor with children and young people (4 -18 years). Additionally, you will be equipped with skills, knowledge, and understanding to work in various welfare and pastoral related roles within multi-professional environments such as mental health, education, youth, and social care.
Fees UK students: £6,500
Fees for International students: £12,000
If you are seeking to become accredited with a professional body, you may be required to undertake personal therapy and this is not included within course fees. You will need to attend at least 80% of each module to meet eligibility criteria for application for professional registration.
You will need the following which are not included within the course fees:
The course will run on campus at Marjon on one day a week. Please anticipate dedicating an additional 1-2 days a week on independent reading, learning activities, coursework, and placement activities.
Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BH
Teaching includes lectures, seminars, skills practice, discussion, presentations, one to one tutorials, and workshops.
To ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate that you have met the programme learning outcomes, our assessments are designed to include a broad range of assessment methods that give you the opportunity to draw upon your professional and academic learning. These include essays, written reflections, case studies, recorded practice, critical reviews, presentations, self-reflective journals and clinical portfolios of practice. There are no exams.
The dissertation enables you to independently undertake an original piece of research, which will be assessed through a written research report. Additional support is provided in the form of either face-to-face or online tutorials.
Psychologist Alister leads the Psychotherapy and Counselling courses at Marjon If you have any questions about this course, or would like to find out more, please contact Maxine Sherrell on email@example.com.View full profile
Lucy has clinical experience is in supporting students within Higher Education as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, a Specialist Mental Health Mentor, and in other Student Support and Welfare roles. She has worked in a variety of mental health charities and services as a counsellor or service manager. Her research focus is student mental health spanning measures perfectionism, anxiety, worry, resilience, wellbeing and social media use in students.
Juliana is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and currently works in private practice alongside this lecturing role.
This course has been informed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) curricula and competencies for work with young people. The degree is not accredited by BACP. Please email the course Dr Alister McCormick on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Professional registration and accreditation are achieved through the professional body with whom you wish to register. In order to progress towards registration and/or accreditation, please refer to professional organisations such as the BACP.