training programmes

Module 4 & 5

Modules 4 and 5 of our MA programme give trainees the opportunity to develop advanced psychotherapeutic skills and study child and adolescent mental health and psychopathology. The training takes place over two years with the MA in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling qualification available upon completion of Module Five.

Training is available through evening and weekend study, or as daytime courses, and remains demanding and enlightening in equal measures. Students will progress their understanding of child and adolescent mental health and psychopathology whilst completing infant observation and psychiatric placement.

Available to those who have successfully completed Module 3 of our MA or have previously trained in Child Counselling to Postgraduate Diploma level and to those who have professional experience working with children/adolescents in a counselling or psychotherapy capacity (minimum 150 hours).

Completion of Module 5 also leads to UKCP Registration, membership of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) and may lead to BACP Individual Accreditation.


The final two years of our MA in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling programme allows our students to develop advanced psychotherapeutic skills while also looking at child mental health and child psychiatry.  A full programme is provided to students accepted on the course, but subjects include:

  • Addiction and co-dependency;
  • Trauma;
  • Eating disorders;
  • Risk assessment and suicide;
  • Systemic family therapy;
  • Parent and infant psychotherapy;
  • Group work with children and young people;
  • Court appearances and expert witness skills;
  • Advanced play therapy provided on a 5 day residential programme during Module 4.

Training Requirements

  • 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.
  • Clinical Work: Students are required to complete 300 hours of clinical placement with clients of all ages, including young children, parents and adults.  Some students may be able to complete their clinical placements within the Terapia Clinical Service.
  • Mother and Baby Observation: Students are required to complete a Mother and Baby for a minimum of 60 hours over 18 months.
  • Mental Health Observation: Students are required to conduct 100 hours of observation within a multidisciplinary mental health team working with children and/or adolescents.
  • Supervision:  Group supervision is provided by Terapia for all the required mother & baby observation and clinical work. Students need to supplement the group supervision with some additional individual supervision, depending on their clinical work load.

Candidates need to fulfil the following entry requirements:

  • Students who have successfully completed Modules 2 and 3 at Terapia, or;
  • Candidates who have previously trained in the field of child counselling to Postgraduate Diploma level with another organisation and who have also trained in adult counselling to a minimum of a certificate level (one year or more).
  • Professional experience working with children/adolescents in a counselling or psychotherapy capacity (minimum 150 hours).

Terapia offer the following professional accreditations and academic qualifications:

Middlesex University

This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.

There are three exit awards available to students:

Certificate in Adult Counselling Skills: 60 credits
Following MA Module 1

Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling: 120 credits
Following MA Module 3

MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy: 210 credits
Following MA Module 5

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.

All credits are transferable.

Alex Noble

Dip.Couns, AdDipPsych, MA, UKCP, MBACP

Clinical Supervision

Amalia Brightman


Clinical Supervision

Fiona Hoo


Clinical Supervision | Assessment Methods

Hanna Fisher

Child Psych, MSc, Mpsych Psych, ACP, Clinical Supervisor

Clinical Supervision

Zack Eleftheriadou

CPsychol, CSci & Fellow (BPS/HCPC), Integrative, Psychoanalytic, Child and Parent-Infant Psych, UKCP

Mother and Baby Observations

Yvonne Osafo

MSc, UKCP, Parent Infant Psych

Mother and Baby Observations | Parent-Infant Psychotherapy

Marianne Cordero

Mother and Baby Observations

Martin Newman

MB, ChB, MRCPsych

Child Psychiatry

Di Gammage


Drama and Movement Therapy | Sexual Abuse

Sasha Morphitis



Antonella Russo-Ball

Int (Arts) C. Psych, UKCP


Claudia Di Campos

Biodynamic Psychotherapist


Amy Harrison

HCPC Accredited Clinical Psychologist, MPsy, PhD, DClinPsy, CPsychol

Eating Disorders

Bethan Gibbs

Addiction and Co-Dependency

Andrea Katz

Dipl Psych, BA (Hons) UKCP

Clinical Supervision

Helen Abrahamson

MA Child Psych, Dipl. Psych Supvn, UKCP

Clinical Supervision

Noa Baum

Clinical Supervision

Yolande Anastasi

PG Dipl. Dramatherapy, Dipl Supvn, HCPC, BADth

Clinical Supervision

Mairead Daly

MA Child Psych, MBACP, UKCP

Mother and Baby Observations

Martin Butwell

MPhil, MSc, BA

Court Reports and Expert Witness | DSMV | Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice

Kate Daniels

MA, CQSW, BA (Hons) ACP Systemic Family Therapy

Systemic Family Therapy

Alix Hearn

BA (Hons), MA Child Psych, Dip Supvn, UKCP, Clinical Supervisor & Tutor

Integration | Mentalisation

Louis Sydney


Fostering and Adoption

Amanda Dudley

MA Art Therapy, HCPC, BAAT

Working with Groups of Children

Janet Cardy
Janet Cardy

BA (Hons) Couns, MBACP, BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, Supervisor/Lecturer/Group Facilitator

Working with Groups of Children

Bozena Merrick

Clinical Director and CEO, MSC. Psych (Eqv) Dipl. Psych Supvn, Adv Psych, UKCP

Viva Preparation


Course Fees 2021

Modules 4 and 5

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

An initial, non-refundable deposit of £550 is required to secure your place on this course and that is deducted from your fees.  Students who opt to pay their fees in full before the start of the academic year will receive a discount of £60, however students may opt to pay fees in monthly or termly instalments.   There is a fee of £55 for your interview at Terapia. All students pay a fee to Middlesex University in the first two years of study.

For a full list of fees, please click here.

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 have completed the training but have not submitted their course work and have 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.

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