BA (Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling

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This is a three-year work-based learning course delivered at Kingston College in an Integrative-Relational approach to counselling. It is validated by Middlesex University. The course focuses on developing the skills and knowledge required to work with adults on an individual basis and emphasis is given to the importance of the student's personal development as an essential part of the process.


Course Content

The course aims to facilitate students' professional development as integrative-relational counsellors primarily through six main components:


  • Personal development
  • Theoretical input
  • Counselling skills training
  • Theory into practice
  • Supervision of counselling case work
  • A work placement is an integral part of the course


It is a requirement of this course that candidates should be in therapy for a minimum of 70 hours with an approved therapist during Years 2 and 3 of their study. Students are required to make a regular and active commitment to all aspects of the course. A minimum of 80% attendance is required. The award requires the accumulation of 360 credits, 120 credits for each year of study.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed and passed a recognised Level 2 Certificate and/or a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory prior to applying for the Degree, in addition to four GCSEs to include Mathematics and English at grade C/4 or above. Experience of working with people in a helping capacity is desirable. Applicants' previous life experiences etc. will be considered in assessing their suitability for the course. If appropriate, further details will be requested once their online application has been considered. A selection process will then follow.

Applications from mature students with equivalent qualifications and experience are welcome, as are applications from  International students with equivalent qualifications and IELTS 6.0.

Duration and Delivery

Three years, work based learning, one day a week (Friday) at College, 8.30-16.30. BA(Hons) is awarded upon successful completion of the full three year programme. This leads to a qualification to practise as a professional counsellor. Next course start date: 07 September 2018.


The BA Hons Programme is a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited counselling course. Successful students might wish to consider further postgraduate studies to MA degree level or in a specialist area of counselling, possibly at Middlesex University, their partner colleges or any other Higher Education institution. A qualification in counselling can be applied to a wide variety of situations and an increasing range of occupations and professions where a professionally trained practitioner is required.

Additional Information

Applications for this course are made through UCAS and will be accepted until 31 May 2018.   Due to demand, early application is advised. 


Three Selection Days will be held in March, April and June 2018 on a Saturday 


 2018/19 Tuition Fee for the first year is: £5375.


Awarding Body: Middlesex University
Institution code name : KCOL
Institution code : K83
Course code : B940
Short form of course : BA/IRC

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For more course specific information please contact the Curriculum Administrator on 

020 8268 2579 (Wednesdays and Thursdays until 16.00) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include a contact number.

Alternatively,  if urgent, contact Jo Dallal on 020 8268 2738 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



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