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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).  The next Module 4 cohort will begin in January 2021.


Core staff:

  • 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


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

UKCP, Trauma

  • 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 

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.


Entry Requirements

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.

Training Requirements

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.

Personal Therapy

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

Clinical Work

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.

Psychiatric Observation

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

Practical Placements

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 2021

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

 £ 4,890.00

£     550.00

£ 4,340.00

£ 4,280.00

£  1,446.67

£    361.67


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.

Course 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.

Additional Costs:

Mini Viva £180 if taken in 2020
Viva £ 380 if taken in 2020
Dissertation £ 850 if submitted in 2020
Dissertation re-submission Fee £ 650
Residential weekend (Module 4) £ 479 in 2020, subject to change in future years.

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.







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.


Apply for this course

Have you previously trained in counselling or psychotherapy?


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


Please give dates:

Please state your reasons for applying for the course.

Please elaborate thoroughly as your personal statement is an important part of our shortlisting criteria and provide between one and two pages of A4 text.

How did you learn about us?


Do you have any previous convictions related to child offences?

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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