MA Module 1
Module 1 of our MA programme is designed for students who have not previously trained in counselling or psychotherapy.
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.
- Bozena Merrick
MSc C. Psych (Equiv.) Dipl. Psych. Supvn&Adv. Psych. UKCP
- Amalia Brightman
MA Child Psych, PCIT, ITEC, HPC, UKPC
Visiting Tutors: (weekend seminars & workshops)
- Guy Gladstone
Open Centre: Body Therapy
- Retta Bowen
Addictions and Co-dependency
- Asher Quinn
Working with Dreams
- Carol Siederer
- Isha McKenzie-Mavinga
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Melanie Klein, Donald Winnicott, Attachment Theory (John Bowlby)
Person-Centred (Carl Rogers), Gestalt Therapy (Fritz Perls), Hierarchy of Needs (Abraham Maslow), Existential Therapy (Victor Frankl), Transactional Analysis (Eric Berne)
Psychosynthesis (Roberto Assagioli), Transpersonal (James Hillman), Integral (Ken Wilber)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Aaron Beck), Rational Emotive Therapy (Albert Ellis), Personal Construct Theory (George Kelly)
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.
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
Balance to pay
One discounted payment of
Three instalments by term of
Twelve monthly instalments of
A fee is payable by all Certificate students to Middlesex University and is payable 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 2017 was £ 695. 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.
You may be eligible to apply for a Career Development Loan - please visit
https://www.gov.uk/career-development-loans/overview for further information.
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 www.britishcouncil.org for information on grants and scholarships.