BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling

We offer a three year BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling, validated by Middlesex University. This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by Matrix, and is awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University.

This is at FHEQ level 4. Completion gains you 120 University credits, a Certificate in Counselling Skills and possible entry into Year 2

This year compromises of twelve weekends and one seminar. It is for people who have little or no experience in the use of counselling skills, who may seek one or more of the following:

  • Personal development of self and relationships
  • Development of counselling skills in the course of their work
  • Further training as a counsellor
  • University credits and a first year of training of a BSc (Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling

What you will learn

  • The basics of integrative thinking, values and approach
  • Self and self in relationship
  • Person-centered theoretical concepts
  • The principles of the working alliance
  • The unconscious mind and psychodynamic principles
  • Introduction to CBT
  • Ethical and non-oppressive practice

Written work

  • 12000 word personal learning journal
  • 2 x 2000 word essays
  • 2000 word self assessment
  • 1000 word Presentation paper

Entry requirements

  • A few years’ work and life experience
  • The ability to work at FHEQ level 4, this means applying knowledge and skills in a range of activities, making reasoned judgements and be self directive. We expect students to be personally ready to undertake the demands of our course
  • 2 x character references

If you are in recovery from addition, please contact Fiona Paul to discuss your application. fiona@matrix-training.org

This is at FHEQ level 5. Completion gains you 240 University Credits, a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and possible entry onto Year 3

This year compromises of twelve weekends and three seminar days. It is for people who have completed Year 1 or an equivalent training and who may be seeking one or more of the following:

  • Personal development of self and relationships
  • Further development of refined counselling skills in the course of their work
  • Further training as a counsellor
  • University credits and a second year of training of a BSc (Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling

What you will learn

  • Integrative principals in depth
  • Attachment theory
  • Ethical principles
  • Working at relational depth
  • Working with trauma
  • The reparative relationship
  • The transferential relationship
  • Using CBT
  • Anti-oppressive practice
  • Endings and loss

Written work

  • 12000 word personal learning journal
  • 2 x 4000 word essays
  • 2500 word framework paper
  • 30 minute external viva assessment

In addition for Diploma exit award 2500 word case study linked to framework paper

Entry requirements

  • Completion of the Matrix certificate year or the equivalent
  • The ability to work at FHEQ level 5, this means showing an ability to develop a rigorous approach to the acquisition to a broadbase of knowledge and skills, making reasoned judgements, and directing own learning. We expect students to be personally ready to undertake the demands of our course
  • 1 x character reference
  • 1 x academic/professional reference

If you are in recovery from addition, please contact Fiona Paul to discuss your application. fiona@matrix-training.org

This is at FHEQ level 6. Completion gains you 360 University Credits, a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and eligibility to become a UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (on completion of 450 client hours).

This year is comprised of twelve weekends and three seminar days. It is for people who have completed the training requirements of Year 2 or an equivalent training and who may be seeking one or more of the following:

  • Further development of theoretical underpinning of practice
  • Employment as a counsellor in an agency or in private practice
  • University credits and a BSc (Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling

If you APL into Year 3 you will not be eligible to apply for UKCP registration at the end of the course. However you may meet the requirements for BACP accreditation.

What you will learn

  • The philosophy of intersubjectivity
  • Reciprocal relationships
  • Unconscious process and enactments
  • Psyche and soma
  • Client assessment
  • Talking about sex, erotic transference
  • The transpersonal relationship
  • Mental health considerations
  • Shame and interpersonal rupture
  • Existential theory
  • Working creatively
  • Personal, professional and theoretical integration

Written work

  • 12000 word personal learning journal
  • 1 x 4000 word essay
  • Research proposal
  • 6000 word case study
  • 60 minute external viva assessment

Entry requirements

  • Completion of the Matrix diploma year or the equivalent
  • The ability to work at FHEQ level 6, this means showing an ability to develop a rigorous approach to the acquisition to a broad base of knowledge and skills, be able to critically review and create a coherent body of knowledge and skills suitable for their own individual work context and personality, making reasoned judgements, and directing own learning. We expect students to be personally ready to undertake the demands of our course
  • 1 x character reference
  • 1 x academic/professional reference

If you are in recovery from addition, please contact Fiona Paul to discuss your application. fiona@matrix-training.org

Did you know?

It is possible to join the programme either in Year 2 or Year 3 via APL

Matrix APL Policy 2020-21

Applications

We are now taking applications for September 2020. Please apply early as our course is usually oversubscribed

How to apply

We are now taking applications for the academic year 2020-21

Course Costs

Course fees are currently £6000.00 (inc vat) per academic year.

While we make every effort to keep the fees the same each year, there may be an increase from year to year by no more than the rate of inflation. Any increase would be publicised before applications open and students will be informed in advance of any increase. Please also see the Additional Course Costs information sheet.

 

Student Loan

As we are registered with the Office for Students, eligible students can access funding from Student Finance England for the 2020-21 academic year.

Visit http://www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.

Additional Course Costs

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