18th May 2004




Counsellors working in Hull and the Humber region will be able to upgrade their qualifications at the University of Lincoln from September.


The university’s Hull School of Health and Social Care is to offer a two-year top-up degree course for professional counsellors wishing to upgrade their qualifications to honours degree level.


Among the topics covered by the course are person-centred counselling theory and practice, working across difference, use of supervision, mental health, multidisciplinary working and working in organisations.


There are also four one-day workshops which will be accessible to counselling practitioners who are not enrolled on the course. The first of these – Counselling Race and Culture facilitated by Colin Lago – will take place in November 2004.


 “This course has been designed as a Continuing Professional Development opportunity for person-centred counsellors working in complex environments or for counsellors from other counselling perspectives wishing to integrate person-centred counselling into their practice,” said course co-ordinator Chris Jarrell.


“The course has been developed through close working with Hull College, which runs a foundation degree in Counselling.”


Students will be supported in developing a specialist area of counselling practice linked to their practice placement or work-based practice.


They will be expected to attend the Derek Crothall Building on George Street in Hull one day a week and undertake the equivalent of three hours’ counselling practice per week as well as one day’s independent study.


To qualify for the course students should possess a foundation degree in counselling or a diploma in counselling with diploma in higher education or equivalent.


For more information about the new course contact Chris Jarrell on 01482 311223 or email cjarrell@lincoln.ac.uk

or Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042 jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk.