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Preliminary reading for prospective counselling and psychotherapy students

Thinking of applying to one of our courses? Take a look at our reading lists, covering both the humanistic and psychodynamic approaches.

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Read our counselling and psychotherapy courses FAQs

Wondering whether to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic or Psychodynamic Counselling, whether you need to do a placement, or be in therapy while you study? Read these frequently asked questions.

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Meet some our counselling and psychotherapy lecturers

Take a look at the research profiles and the published work of the lecturers who teach on our counselling and psychotherapy Postgraduate Diplomas and MSc.

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University of Brighton to host public talk on contested Cecil Rhodes statue

Book your place for this online public talk (12 November, 2-4pm), co-chaired by politics lecturer Dr Heba Youssef and anthropology and psychology academic Dr Nichola Khan, which will explore the turbulent debates over the statue of Rhodes at Oxford University. 

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Brighton academic in BBC discussion of Afghan migrant experience

University of Brighton’s Dr Nichola Khan will feature on Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed on October 6, discussing the experience of Afghan migrants in England. Dr Khan is Reader in Anthropology and Psychology in the School of Humanities and Social Science, as well as being Director of the University’s Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics….

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Dangerous failings in legal aid and justice systems spotlit in new book

A book published this week by Dr Jo Wilding reveals major systemic failings hindering justice for immigrants, from the Windrush generation to Afghan refugees. Dr Wilding – Visiting Research Fellow in the University of Brighton’s School of Humanities and Applied Social Science – wrote the book during a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Economic and Social…

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Starting your course in 2021?

We know you’re going to have a brilliant time here. There’s a lot to think about before starting university so we have put together some information you will find useful before you arrive and for your first few weeks at uni, to get your student life off to the best possible start. Belong at Brighton…

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University mentor provided graduate with dream job

Georgia Bird, a Criminology and Sociology graduate, was mentored in her final year of university by Wesley, founder of SeerBridge, a unique community benefit and social value consultancy. Since then, Georgia has gone on to work for Wesley which she describes as a job she is “completely and utterly in love with”. Recently, Georgia told…

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New report probes intergenerational concerns in pandemic times

University of Brighton has teamed with South East England Forum on Ageing (SEEFA) to explore potential intergenerational conflicts highlighted by COVID-19. The report study – Understanding fairness between different generations in times of COVID-19  – was led by Dr Lizzie Ward,  Principal Research Fellow in the School of Applied Social Science. It was carried out…

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New report calls for vital immigration legal advice support

Brighton academics have teamed with major national organisations for a report highlighting a growing crisis around vital immigration legal advice. Published on 21 June, the report – A Huge Gulf: Demand and Supply for Immigration Legal Advice in London – was commissioned by the Justice Together Initiative and Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and was funded by the Greater…

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