Master of Arts from the University of East London, a university with a long tradition in Counselling, which sits at the very top of the list of British universities in terms of research.
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy
REASONS FOR CHOOSING THIS PROGRAMME
Degree from a top International University
Ability to fully study in Greek
Member of the BACP
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), this Master’s degree meets the conditions for joining the BACP, following a relevant application.
Modern Master’s degree
The course focuses on the synthetic model of psychotherapy, the latest trend in Psychotherapy (person-centred, cognitive, psychodynamic, existential approach).
Renowned faculty members
Academically distinguished and clinically experienced professors make up the faculty of Metropolitan College.
Fully supervised clinical practice (at least 100 hours) in collaborating clinical and counselling frameworks of the College (Private mental health centres, Hospitals, Doctor’s offices), etc.)
Ideal timetable for working students and completion of the course in one academic year.
Students receive information, training and support before their practice, in preparing their CV and in performing interviews.
MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy is a practice-oriented programme that equips students with the knowledge and skills to safely and ethically become counsellors and psychotherapists. It is the only Greek-speaking Master’s degree in counselling and psychotherapy in the Greek language, in collaboration with a British University.
The main goals of the programme are to to theoretically and practically train in counselling and psychotherapy in an appropriate manner for the safe, ethical and effective practical application. Another goal is to allow students to obtain a degree that fulfils the criteria for joining the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and may lead to acquiring a psychotherapy accreditation from the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. In addition, it offers graduates the opportunity for academic and professional development within the professional community of counsellors/psychotherapists. Finally, graduates may join the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), following the completion of a 2-year training (PGDip) and 100 hours of supervised counselling practice. Registration as a member requires an application by the graduate.
It is addressed to anyone that wants to train in counselling and psychotherapy within a university programme. It relies on the premise that humans are complex and it is risky to interpret their behaviour on the basis of a single theory-approach. Therefore, MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy offers training in the synthetic model, the latest trend in psychotherapy approaches. The therapeutic model taught in the programme is the internationally acknowledged Egan model, oriented towards direct problem solving.
Self, Skills and Theory (GC7201)
- Self, Skills and Theory 1
- Self, Skills and Theory 2
Application and Integration (GC7202)
- Integration and Application 1
- Integration and Application 2
Research and Dissertation
- Research Methods 1
- Research Methods 2
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MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy is a leader in professional development of anyone practising Counselling and/or Psychotherapy.
Graduates of this programme will be able to:
- Have their own Counselling/Psychotherapy practice.
- Work as counsellors/therapists in organisations that provide counselling and psychosocial support services in Greece and abroad.
Continue their education and become clinical trainers and/or supervisors to new counsellors/therapists.
This programme is aimed at a wide range of graduates and professionals in Human – Social and Health Sciences that wish to pursue a professional career in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Appropriate personal qualities, including:
- Self-awareness, maturity and stability
- Ability to make use of and reflect upon life experience
- Capacity to cope with the emotional demands of the programme
- Ability to cope with the intellectual and academic requirements
- Ability to form a helping relationship characterized by empathy, acceptance and genuineness
- Ability to be self-critical and use both positive and negative feedback
- Awareness of the nature of prejudice and oppression
- Awareness of issues of difference and equality
- Ability to recognize the need for personal and professional support
- Commitment to self-development
- Competence in, or the aptitude to develop generic professional skills, including: literacy, numeracy, information technology, administrative skills, self-management skills, communication and interpersonal skills.
Successful applicants usually have some previous counselling skills training, relevant experience of working with people and some experience of their own personal therapy.