Master of Arts in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

Explore psychological processes and experiences from person-centred, cognitive & psychodynamic perspectives

Master of Arts in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy


The Roehampton Master of Arts in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy programme is an intensive double major programme that is based on a rich understanding of the complexities of human behaviour. It offers a deep insight into why we think and act the way we do, and how to empower people to act differently. 

This programme offers

  • Over 580 hours of face-to-face interaction: 318 hours of face-to-face teaching and practical + 200 hours of supervised counselling + 70 hours of personal therapy sessions.
  • Incorporates a field placement of 200 practicum hours with clients under qualified supervision
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The programme is delivered by academics and practitioners that are leading experts in their field, taught by means of interactive lectures and seminars, experiential skills workshops, small clinical supervision groups, and personal development work. Much of your learning will be by a process of reflection on the experience of skills practiced and the use of demonstration, observation, self, peer and tutor feedback as well as a more traditional academic study.

24 Months Part Time
Ranked 11th Best University in London*

*Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2020

Over 175 Years in Providing Higher Education

Programme Structure

The 2 year Roehampton MA includes 11 modules (240 credits) designed to provide you with the necessary skills to work with a wide range of people with a range of psychological issues in a variety of settings. Structured around the work commitments and priorities of working professionals. The details of the modules can be found below.


An introduction to counselling skills and initial preparation for counselling practice.

This module will further develop students’ capacities to think and work integratively with a particular focus on symbolic and unconscious communications.

Provide students with further opportunities to practice their counselling skills. 

Personal development is viewed as a crucial element of the programme. Learning to know and understand oneself is an essential prerequisite to understanding and being able to help others. 

Presents and critically evaluates the person-centred model as a well-established example of theory and practice which is phenomenologically based, contains a generally agreed set of generically applicable therapeutic skills and emphasises the central importance of the therapeutic relationship. 

As competence can only develop through practice, students are required to work with clients at suitable placements to gain practical experience. In order to complete this module, students must complete a minimum of 80 hours.

Three strands which are deeply interrelated - Assessment and Diagnosis and knowledge of Clinical Disorders.

Learning to know and understand oneself is an essential prerequisite to understanding and being able to help others. 

Aims to enable learners to develop and apply an integrative, relational model of therapeutic practice at a professional level and to understand the reasons for working in this manner. 

In this module, the focus is on the development of advanced integrative practice.

Provides a critical approach to expert knowledges that inform counselling and psychotherapeutic approaches particularly addressing contributions from research.


This is 100% coursework based programme.

Delivery Structure

The Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy programme is taught by means of interactive lectures and seminars, experiential skills workshops, small clinical supervision groups, and personal development work. Much of your learning will be by a process of reflection on the experience of skills practiced and the use of demonstration, observation, self, peer and tutor feedback as well as a more traditional academic study.

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Our Master of Arts in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy degree equips graduates with skills, knowledge, understanding and personal awareness to become professionals in a variety of locations and settings such as:

  • Careers Counselling
  • Education
  • Health Policy
  • Counselling
  • Health Services Management
  • Rehabilitation Counselling

Career options for MA graduates have never been so varied or looked so promising.


Admission Criteria

Participants are expected to contribute to the class learning experiences in a cohort and peer learning environment. You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential and skills.

An undergraduate degree at grade 2.2 or above in psychology or the social sciences or an arts related subject, plus;

A completed basic counselling skills training, and;

Evidence of experience of working in a helping role with vulnerable adults (either employed or voluntary work)


Please download the brochure or enquire at 8186 3651 for more information.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 8186 3651 .

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