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UCP Subject Areas Counselling


Department Overview

Our Counselling department offers comprehensive courses designed to help you excel in therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy. Our Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling nurtures self-reflection, develops counselling skills, and readies learners for professional counselling roles in various sectors.

It combines a methodological approach with ethical considerations in counselling practice and prepares students for a private counselling career. Our BA (Hons) Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Top-Up) course, is a unique blend of person-centred and cognitive behaviour theory (CBT) counselling, aiming to enhance understanding and application of these techniques. The smaller class sizes at University Centre Peterborough promise personalized attention, fostering skilled and reflective practitioners ready for a variety of counselling careers. All qualifications are awarded by The Open University.

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DipHE Therapeutic Counselling (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

N/A P56

The Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) provides a comprehensive educational experience focused on understanding and applying CBT techniques.
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DipHE in Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centred)

N/A P56

This diploma prepares you for an exciting career in counselling, where you can make a meaningful impact.
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BA (Hons) Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Top-up)


This one year top-up course is aimed to develop your understanding of person centered and cognitive behaviour theory (CBT) counselling theories. It is designed to offer progression from the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling which is offered by University Centre Peterborough.
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News & Student Work:

Molly’s Journey from Teaching to Counselling

In a remarkable story of career transformation, Molly, a dedicated teacher for over 20 years and a m...

From Marketing Manager to Counselor: Joe Griffiths-Barrasso’s Inspiring Journey at University Centre Peterborough

“After years of not feeling fulfilled by my normal day job, and lots of people telling me I’d be a good counsellor, I decided to give it a go!”, Counselling graduate of University Centre Peterborough, Joe Griffiths-Barrasso, shared.

Why Is Theory Important In Counselling Work? | UCP

Counselling, as complex and varied as it is, relies on the bedrock of theoretical frameworks. Theory...

6 Reasons Why Ethical Frameworks Matter in Counselling | UCP

Counselling is a profession that requires a high level of trust, integrity, and discretion. As couns...

9 Core Counselling Skills: Definition & Identification | UCP

What are core counselling skills? Core counselling skills are essential techniques employed by pract...

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