Postgraduate MA

MA Integrative Counselling (Top-Up)

Identify and investigate significant areas of importance within the field of counselling, by engaging in postgraduate level research on this master's top-up course.

MA Integrative Counselling (Top-Up)

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Distance Learning
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

In response to the growing demand for effective counselling and psychotherapeutic practices, we offer a course through which qualified therapists can build knowledge within certain areas of interest, supporting the development of specialism and identity within the profession. 

If you already hold a postgraduate diploma in counselling or psychotherapy, this one-year top-up course gives you the opportunity to obtain a masters qualification by studying two research modules.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Look at the relationship between research and the development of practice in the field
  • Be introduced to the appropriate methods of research in psychotherapy and use this knowledge to form a research proposal
  • Understand how to use techniques and tools from different modalities to tailor an individual approach to your research topic
  • Complete a dissertation detailing your own research process and findings on a subject area of your choice relating to counselling practice

This course will give you the opportunity to undertake in-depth research in an area of your own interest. You'll build on your existing academic knowledge and practice experience to build an advanced critical and reflexive understanding of the theory, practice and established methods of counselling and psychotherapy for use in professional practice.

Improving mental health support for BAME communities Maryam Riaz, lecturer in Counselling and Mental Health at Leeds Beckett University, is breaking down barriers to mental health support for BAME communities. Here she talks about her work to encourage people from all backgrounds to consider the counselling profession, and how she is training her students to become culturally aware so they can work confidently with diversity and difference.

We Empower. with Maryam Riaz, Improving mental health support for BAME communities