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MA Module 1

Module 1 of our MA programme is designed for students who have not previously trained in counselling or psychotherapy.  This Module is available as either an evening or a daytime course.

It guarantees to deepen your understanding of yourself, offers knowledge of major theories in adult psychotherapy and provides you with a wide range of counselling skills and therapeutic tools.

This course (or an equivalent) is a pre-requisite for entry onto Module 2 of our MA programme.  Our next Module 1 cohort will begin in January 2021.


  • Amalia Brightman    MA Child Psych, PCIT, ITEC, HPC, UKCP
  • Pretish Raja-Helm    MA Integrative Psychotherapy, BSc, P.G.C.E UKCP
  • Bozena Merrick         MSC. Psych (Eqv) Dipl. Psych Supvn, Adv Psych, UKCP, MBACP

Visiting Tutors: (weekend seminars & workshops)

  • Guy Gladstone          Body Work
  • Carol Siederer           Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Shami Kohli               Intersectionality
  • Christine Toft            Addiction and co-dependency
  • Sheila Leighton         Safeguarding


We offer following professional accreditations and academic qualifications:

UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy):

As an accredited member organisation of UKCP we offer our MA graduates UKCP Registration as a Child And Adolescent Psychotherapist.


Middlesex University

Currently there are three awards available to students:

  • Certificate in Adult Counselling Skills: 60 credits (Year 1)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling: 120 credits (Year 2 and 3).
  • MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapist: 210 credits (Year 4 and 5).

All credits are transferable.


Entry Requirements

The following attributes and personal qualities are required in those wishing to join courses at Terapia:

  • An intention, commitment and ability to undertake long-term counselling and psychotherapy training at post-graduate level;
  • A commitment to self development;
  • Evidence of professional or personal involvement with children, adolescents or vulnerable adults in a caring capacity;
  • Ability to form relationships with others - particularly children and young people - that are engaging, meaningful and respectful;
  • An understanding of the dynamics of interpersonal relationships, including an awareness of social and political aspects;
  • Personal integrity; attunement, resilience, creativity and ability to play;
  • Good personal and professional boundaries;
  • Self-reflection, including a willingness to stay with and work with difficult feelings. Ability to receive feedback and recognise own limitations;
  • A sensitivity to issues of diversity and equal opportunities. Awareness of prejudice and commitment to non-discriminatory practice;
  • Clear Enhanced DBS check.

Training Requirements

Personal Therapy
Students are required to attend a minimum of 40 hours of personal therapy per training year with a UKCP registered psychotherapist.

Written Assignments and Students’ Assessments:
Details of written work and modes of assessments will be provided to students accepted on to the course.



Psychodynamic Theories 
Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Melanie Klein, Donald Winnicott, Attachment Theory (John Bowlby)

Humanistic Theories 
Person-Centred (Carl Rogers), Gestalt Therapy (Fritz Perls), Hierarchy of Needs (Abraham Maslow), Existential Therapy (Victor Frankl), Transactional Analysis (Eric Berne)

Transpersonal Theories
Psychosynthesis (Roberto Assagioli), Transpersonal (James Hillman), Integral (Ken Wilber)

Cognitive Theories 
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Aaron Beck), Rational Emotive Therapy (Albert Ellis), Personal Construct Theory (George Kelly)

Counselling Skills
Empathic listening, levels of empathy, reflecting, summarising, paraphrasing. Core conditions in psychotherapy. . Boundaries – time, place, setting, power, difference, diversity & disability. The process work, managing distress (own and clients’), beginning and ending sessions, short and long-term work. Working with silence. Self- disclosure. Communication, explicit & implicit, body language, transference and counter-transference, projective identification.



Course Fees 2021
Module 1

Terapia is a Registered Charity (Charity Number 1144041) and does not profit from course fees. Fees include all charges for tutorials, art materials and assessment of written assignments.

An initial,  non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place on this course.

Total Cost for the year

Less non-refundable Deposit

Balance to pay

One discounted payment of

Three instalments by term of

Twelve monthly instalments of

 £ 3,250.00

£ 550.00

£ 2,700.00

£ 2,640.00

£ 900.00

£ 225.00


A fee is payable by all students to Middlesex University in each of the first two years of training at Terapia.  This fee is reviewed annually and is subject to change. The fee set for 2021 is £ 784.00; the fee for 2022 may be higher.   There is a £ 40 interview fee.   Terapia reserve the right to adjust fees but will make every effort to keep increases as low as possible.

In the event of student’s change of personal circumstances resulting in difficulty in meeting financial obligation she/he should contact the course Director as soon as possible so that a mutually appropriate solution can be sought.  Late fees will incur interest.  If a student decides to withdraw from the training part way through the year, the full fees for that year are payable. If a student has been asked to withdraw from the training the fees payable are up to and including that term.




Students who currently work with children or young people may choose to approach their employer to fund or part-fund the training, particularly if the skills acquired will directly contribute to their current job. Terapia will assist and support students wishing to make such applications.

International students can contact The British Council at for information on grants and scholarships.


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Have you previously trained in counselling or psychotherapy?


Have you had any personal therapy/counselling in the past?


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Equal Opportunities

Terapia is committed to promoting equal opportunities as a training organisation and as an employer. As part of our commitment to transparent, objective and fair procedures, we ask all our applicants to fill in the Equal Opportunities section.

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