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A place to submit your final project so that you have a Turnitin report to attach to the email copy.

This module will provide students with a focused approach to existential thinking and practice, covering the ideas of existential thinkers. The application of philosophical ideas to the practice of coaching will also be addressed, with particular focus on leadership issues.

The aim of this module is to enable the student to complete part of the requirements of their final dissertation by submitting a document that will be a near final draft of their literature review and intended methods and an analysis of one transcript or an example of practice.

The aim of this module is to enable students to design, plan, carry out, and complete independent and original research that can be written up as a completed research dissertation.  By the end of the module students will be able to construct a successful research ethics application

This module aims to enable students to acquire and apply a substantial body of knowledge for assessment, formulation and practice in counselling psychology with a range of clients. It will enable students to communicate to their clients, carers, parents, and colleagues with clarity the evidence basis for the decisions being taken in the programme of this practice.

The ultimate aim of this module is for students to demonstrate the ability to integrate professional theories with practice in multiple settings.

The aim of the module will be to challenge heteronormative beliefs and categorizations in order to widen perspectives and encourage students to think and develop their understanding of more complex categories, which will enable students to better relate to the growing number of people who reject one or more of them, and to quip students to be able to effectively train others in overcoming discriminatory practices towards people whose sexual or gender preference is either different from theirs or does not sit comfortably within their norm. 

The aim of this module is to enable students to plan their learning and research in relation to their future contribution to their field of practice, through preparing a detailed research proposal to be examined by viva voce.

The aim of the module to enable students to critically appraise developmental theories, demonstrating how physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development interact and how theories of development, and developmental stages, can be applied to counselling psychology.  Development stage theories will be evaluated in the context of the existential reflections on the purpose of development as an unfolding project.


This module will develop and expand students’ familiarity with the existential approach   through continuous questioning of the relevance of philosophy to the practice of psychotherapy and counselling psychology. Students will be exposed to the various philosophers and practitioners on whose work existential therapy is based and consider their pertinence to current day clinical practice, with an emphasis on identifying particular human dilemmas and life issues and learning to work with these creatively.

The aim of this module is to enable students to supervise other staff, to lead times and to evaluate service designs and implement service innovations upon graduation. Students will develop their leadership skills and consider how existential concepts can be used in democratic and inspirational leadership.

The module aims is to enable students to critically appraise a range of group psychotherapy approaches and demonstrate links to existential psychotherapy.  To apply the work of existential philosophers to develop an existential practice of group psychotherapy and be able to run groups along these lines in a competent and responsible maner.

The aim of the theory element of the module is to enable students to gain a fundamental grounding of theories of existential philosophy and phenomenology that underpin existential psychotherapy and existential counselling psychology.

The aim of the practice element is for students to achieve an initial aptitude in applying the principles of phenomenological practice and familiarise them with their roots and links in existential philosophy.


The aim of the theory element of the module is to enable students to gain a fundamental grounding of theories of existential philosophy and phenomenology that underpin existential psychotherapy and existential counselling psychology.

The aim of the practice element is for students to achieve an initial aptitude in applying the principles of phenomenological practice and familiarise them with their roots and links in existential philosophy.


The theory element of this module aims to enable students to achieve a grounding in the fundamentals of CBT, from its philosophical and scientific origins, to the current 3rd wave approaches.

The practice element provides an opportunity for students to achieve a basic aptitude for applying CBT interventions in a range of conditions.


This module will enable students to achieve an overall grasp of the profession, and to begin to build an identity as a counselling psychologist or psychotherapist in order to establish a solid foundation on which to build for the rest of the training. 

This course introduces the existential and humanistic models of psychotherapy, counselling & coaching. It has a theoretical and practical component to it, allowing the students to experience the learned theory and practice their skills.

This course covers the major philosophical theories and the different schools of thought in psychotherapy and coaching, including psychoanalysis, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural models.  A historical perspective will be sketched out and some of the fundamental concepts will be introduced. These different theories will be examined by looking at the work of Freud, Adler, Klein, Bowlby, Jung and Ellis. By the end of the course students should have a broad understanding of the major philosophical theories and the different schools of thought in psychotherapy and coaching.

The module is run over 3 terms, lasting for one full academic year. This will include empathic listening, responding, identifying issues, values and beliefs, working with silence, reflecting back, paraphrasing, summarising, clarifying, and challenging. Some theoretical learning is included to ground your practitioner skills, examining different existential and humanist theoretical frameworks and key philosophers.

Students will have the opportunity to give and receive feedback from both their fellow students and the tutors. These skills will be reviewed each term, with different emphasis, affording trainees the means to develop their proficiency.

Students will be asked to work with their own material in the course of these exercises, and the depth and nature of these disclosures will be the responsibility of each individual.  Issues of confidentiality will be clarified at the initial class meeting.


This module will provide an understanding of the contribution of research to the growth of knowledge and the effectiveness of practice. It will give the student a grounding in research approaches, with particular attention to the strengths and weaknesses of qualitative and quantitative approaches.

This module will introduce the students to philosophical worldviews, religious practices, and belief systems that are relevant to their work. Students will be introduced to the way in which philosophical issues can be looked at from many different perspectives. 

Welcome to the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) module.

Over the next 10 weeks you are going to learn about the presentations of ADHD, how it is assessed, and treatments that can be helpful. We will explore theories around the causes of ADHD, and take a critical look at debates concerning how best to conceptualise ADHD. looking critically of the impact of this disorder on the affected person and on the people close to them.

There is a lot to consider over the next 10 weeks. Each page will outline the main themes of that topic, with further reading indicated to help you explore the issues in more depth. 

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This module develops awareness of diagnosis and presentation of autism. It also provides a comprehensive account of contemporary knowledge about the causes and effective therapies, approaches and interventions in ASD, and to enable the student to be able to combine these personal and scientific perspectives.

A module to help you settle on a research topic and start with your research supervision

This module will provide students with an overview of the existential approach and the philosophical and psychological underpinnings of human values, meaning and creative responses to anxiety.

This module will provide students with a typology of conflict and conflict resolution. Students will consider methods of conflict resolution or termination through mediation, reconciliation, therapy, arbitration, legal force, and murder or genocide.


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