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Diploma/BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling

This course has been approved to start teaching the new Gold Book curriculum and offers qualifications that will prepare you to practice counselling in a variety of contexts. Those who complete their studies at Diploma level may also apply for individual accreditation with the BACP, once the necessary practice requirements are completed.

All courses combine Humanistic theory with professional and ethical practice and are grounded in Humanistic values; these values fit today’s working conditions.

You’ll be given the opportunity to explore how, as a Humanistic practitioner, you can contribute to the contemporary and growing field of counselling and psychotherapy.

We have been rated 100% for student satisfaction for three years running, and 80% of our graduates are working as counsellors.

The BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling is a four year part-time course. However, after successfully completing the academic and practice requirements for Year 2 students can chose to exit the course at that point in which case they will be awarded a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from the University. Alternatively students may choose to intermit at the end of Year 2 and return to study in Year 3 and 4 at a later stage.

Modules that you may cover during Diploma in Humanistic Counselling include:

  • Skills 1: Counselling Skills
  • Skills 2: Counselling Skills with Ethics
  • Skills 3: Understanding the Therapeutic Process and Ethical Awareness
  • Skills 4: Counselling Skills in Context
  • Humanistic Frameworks
  • Human Development
  • Supervision
  • Client Issues

If you choose to complete the BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling degree you may also cover:

  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Critical Thinking in Humanistic Counselling
  • Professional Counselling Practice
  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Diversity in Society
  • Specialist Humanistic Module – Brief Therapy
  • Independent Case Study – Research Dissertation


Our part-time fees can be found on our Finance page and students may be eligible for the tuition fee element of the Student Loan.  More information about part-time fees can be found here.

More information and how to apply here