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Psychodynamic Counselling and Skills in a Psychosocial Framework

Birkbeck, University of London

Direct Course code


If you want to develop your helping skills in professional or voluntary roles, or eventually to train as a counsellor, this programme teaches the basic theoretical ideas and practical listening skills needed to work in a counselling or therapeutic setting. It can be taken as a progression route on to accredited clinical training, or as a course of study in its own right.

The programme focuses on the development of the capacity for self-reflection, on how the inner and outer worlds relate to each other, how psychodynamic theory informs practice, and how social and organisational dynamics and factors affect the professional context in which counselling takes place.


• Birkbeck is recognised as a centre of excellence for counselling courses. Our first counselling training was established in 1972.

• You will study in a prestigious academic department, with an excellent reputation with employers.

• The programme provides hands-on, practical experience, requires no prior training, and will teach you a variety of counselling and therapeutic approaches.

• Our teachers are senior and experienced clinicians and active researchers.

Award: FdSc
Professional Qualification
2 Years Full Time
Taught in English

Entry requirements

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University Ranking

Times HE UK: 33

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