Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling

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If you’re ready for postgraduate study, you’ll find your competitive edge at Western. Our global 5-star ratings for innovation, teaching and facilities assure you that you'll be learning from the best at a University that ranks in the top 2% worldwide.

We partner with industry, business, and government to create real world experiences and opportunities. Our flexible courses offer a range of online and on-campus options, with multiple locations that put our world-class facilities at your doorstep. Reach new heights. Take your place in a new generation of global citizens, leaders, and change-makers.

A good listener. A great help

Western’s Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling is designed to expand and refine your capacity to listen deeply and provide in-depth support to people struggling with emotional issues and life difficulties.

This is a deeply humanistic program in which you will explore the role of the human psyche and learn how your own life experiences and perspectives can be used to help others achieve their personal and mental-health goals. Your training will also include an emphasis on the creation of the therapist and the therapeutic environment for the client.

Taught by highly experienced clinical practitioners and internationally recognised psychotherapy educators, you’ll learn to bring theory and practice together, receive practical guidance to make meaningful impacts, and be supported by staff to counsel people in real-life situations.

Professional accreditation

Graduates are eligible to apply for full membership and registration with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $20,840*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $25,480*

Delivery: On campus

Postgraduate Study Information

Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field. 

To gain a better understanding of course content, study options, admission requirements or to simply find out more register your interest below and we will be in touch. 

 

 

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"Be prepared to grow and learn more about yourself as much as you learn about professional counselling skills, theories and practice."

— Meeray Ghaly. Graduate Diploma in Counselling

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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.