Who is it for?
This programme is for people interested in training to practice as clinicians in different settings such as the NHS, schools, pastoral ministry or missions, with a strong individual focus. The programme is also for people interested in becoming professional counsellors and needing a well-laid foundation in the Bible and theology. The pathways after training are many, based on your ambitions and dreams.
For full-time students it is expected that you will be able to commit around 40 hours per week to your studies. For students studying on campus lectures will take place 9am – 6pm on Mondays to Fridays. This normally equates to around 20 hours of lectures and 20 hours of personal study time. For students studying by blended delivery you will also need to be able to commit 40 hours per week to enable you to complete the necessary work.
For part-time students it is expected that you will be able to commit around 20 hours per week to your studies. For students studying on campus lectures will take place between 9am – 6pm on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (morning only) in Year 1 and Wednesday & Thursday in Year 2. For students studying by blended delivery you are also expected to be able to commit 20 hours per week to enable you to complete the necessary work.
Full-time students are expected to complete the BA in 3 years. Part-time students are expected to complete the BA in 6 years.
The 'REMA' Model
At the heart of our programme you will get to know the REMA model of counselling which roots counselling in a Christian understanding of people’s fundamental needs for Relationality, Embodiment, Meaning and Agency. This model of counselling has been developed at London School of Theology.
The Theology & Counselling programme is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the main professional body for counselling in the UK, and is a member of the European Association for Counsellors (EAC).
This is the only Counselling programme with Christian Worldview to meet the standards of their full professional scrutiny – and to that we add theological studies with teachers of world renown, in an institution with a long track record of providing the church in the UK and around the world with its future leaders. Academically, the programme is validated by Middlesex University, so that on successful completion of the programme you will leave with a Middlesex University award.
We now offer more choice to potential students wishing to study undergraduate Theology & Counselling.