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Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies - worth studying ?

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    i have finished college with 290 ucas points and i have taken a year off .i have yet to apply for uni in 2010 so i need to get a move on . i am really unprepared and wish i had put more thought in to this last year and got a deferred offer.

    i want to be a psychotherapist and so naturally when i saw that the university of central Lancashire offer a degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies i was interested http://www.uclan.ac.uk/information/c...py_studies.php

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    however i am unsure of how useful this degree is in the eyes of an employer in the field of psychotherapy ? it seems a little obscure and one of those subjects that isnt particularly useful in the real world ?

    2. the uni also offers a combined honours Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies course . http://www.uclan.ac.uk/information/c...py_studies.php
    would it be wiser to take this option , say a normal psychology degree as a major and the psychotherapy studies as a minor or as joint subjects ?
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    (Original post by eltonjohn123)
    i have finished college with 290 ucas points and i have taken a year off .i have yet to apply for uni in 2010 so i need to get a move on . i am really unprepared and wish i had put more thought in to this last year and got a deferred offer.

    i want to be a psychotherapist and so naturally when i saw that the university of central Lancashire offer a degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies i was interested http://www.uclan.ac.uk/information/c...py_studies.php

    1.
    however i am unsure of how useful this degree is in the eyes of an employer in the field of psychotherapy ? it seems a little obscure and one of those subjects that isnt particularly useful in the real world ?

    2. the uni also offers a combined honours Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies course . http://www.uclan.ac.uk/information/c...py_studies.php
    would it be wiser to take this option , say a normal psychology degree as a major and the psychotherapy studies as a minor or as joint subjects ?
    Hiya, i don't know much about how to enter the field but a quick search came up with the British association of psychotherapists where you might find useful info on how to become one. http://www.bap-psychotherapy.org/content.jsp

    I also found this, how to become a psychotherapist for the NHS. It looks a lot more difficult than i think you imagine, i read somewhere it can also take over 6 years to train as a psychotherapist and not only do you need to have been to a psychotherapist for some time- to see how they work, but you also need loads of experience. http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details...lt.aspx?Id=461

    With regard to the course you are looking at, i have no idea, you really need to find out from somewhere exactly what qualifications you need to be one and then go from there. Good luck anyway!

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