MA Modules 4 & 5
Modules 4 and 5 are open to those who have previously trained in Child Counselling to Postgraduate Diploma level and have trained in Adult Counselling at a minimum of Certificate level.
The course, comprising all subject related to child mental health and advanced therapeutic skills, is demanding as well as enlightening.
Graduates are eligible for UKCP Registration as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, and to apply for membership to the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP).
- Helen Abrahamson
MA Child Psych, Dipl. Psych Supvn, UKCP
- Andrea Katz
Dipl Psych, BA (Hons) UKCP
- Dr Martin Newman
MB, ChB, MRCPsych
- Alex Noble
Dip.Couns., AdDipPsych, MA, UKCP, MBACP
- Carol Nudds
MA Child Psych, Dipl. Psych Supvn, UKCP
- Yolande Anastasi
PG Dipl. Dramatherapy, Dipl Supvn, HCPC, BADth
- Louis Sydney
MA, Dipl SV, UKCP
Visiting tutors - Weekend seminars and Workshops
- Sibylle Janert
MA psych, BSc psych Child Development Consultant, Autism Specialist
- Kate Daniels
MA, CQSW, BA (Hons) ACP Systemic Family Therapy
- Di Gammage
MA Psych, UKCP, BADT Play Therapy
- Lorraine Millard
MA, UKCP Sexual Abuse
- Antonella Russo-Ball
- Christine Toft
Dip. Couns - Dip. NLP LC - Dip. LC, BACP
- Bozena Merrick
MSC. Psych (Eqv) Dipl. Psych Supvn, Adv Psych, UKCP, MBACP Addiction and Substance Abuse
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 - subject to re-validation in May 2018
Currently there are three awards available to students:
- Certificate in Adult Counselling Skills: 60 credits (Module 1)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling: 120 credits (Module 2 and 3).
- MA in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapist: 210 credits (Module 4 and 5).
All credits are transferable.
Candidates need to fulfil the following entry requirements:
- Successful completion of a Postgraduate Diploma level training in child counselling and psychotherapy either at Terapia or another organisation, and;
- Successful completion of a Certificate level training in adult counselling, and;
- A minimum of 100 clinical hours with children and adolescents.
Written Assignments and Students’ Assessments
Details of written work and modes of assessments will be provided to students accepted on to the course. This written work will be at a master academic level of competency.
Students are required to attend a minimum of 40 hours of personal therapy per training year with a UKCP registered psychotherapist.
Students are required to complete 450 hours with clients of all ages in Terapia’s approved placement.
Mother and Baby Observation
Students are required to take an 18 months Mother and Baby Observation with a minimum of 60 hours.
Students are required to take up 100 hours of psychiatric observation at Terapia’s approved mental health placement. It is required that all students must have experience of observation of children within a multidisciplinary setting where psychiatric or clinical psychologists’ assessments and case discussions take place.
Terapia provides weekly group supervision for all the required Toddler Observation and clinical work. For clinical work with children Terapia provides group supervision as part of the course. Students will need to have additional individual supervision, according to their clinical work load.
First and Second Year
- Child Psychiatry, Child Mental Health
- Working with complex mental health and developmental disorders
Drug and substance abuse
- Addiction and Codependency
- Eating disorders
- Working with adolescents: sexuality and sexual issues, self-harm and suicide
- Adoption and Fostering
- Working with Parents
- Working with Sexually Abused Children and Young People
- Group work with children and young people
- Gender, race and cultural issues
- Research methods
- Elements of Family Therapy: Systemic approach
- Court Appearances and Expert Witness Skills
- Multidisciplinary and Multiagency work
Mother & Baby Observation (18 months, 60 hours)
Psychiatric Observation Placement (100 hours)
Ongoing Clinical Placements with:
- Young children (0 -5 year old)
- Primary age school (6-11 year old)
- Adolescents (12 -18 year old)
- Reflective Practice with parents
- Group Work
Modules 4 and 5
Course Fees 2019
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
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 2019 is £ 730.00. 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.
Fees include all charges for the tutorials, course materials, art materials, weekly group supervision and assessments of written assignments. The cost of individual supervision session is not included in course fees.
Mini Viva £165 if taken in 2019
Viva £ 350 if taken in 2019
Dissertation £ 600 if submitted in 2019
Residential weekend (Module 4) £ 440 in 2017, subject to change in 2018 and 2019
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 completed the training but have not submitted the course work and not completed all course requirements will be charged an annual administration fee until they fully graduate.
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.