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What will I learn?

Through counselling and psychotherapy, people gain self-understanding, expand interpersonal capacities and become capable of healthy change.

This course brings together theory and practice, and gives you the tools to make a meaningful, real-life impact in the fields of psychotherapy and counselling. You will also enjoy the close guidance of Western’s highly experienced clinical practitioners and internationally recognised psychotherapy educators.

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.

Your career

Successful graduates can work with a wide range of client groups and problems across the spectrum, including grief and loss, relationship and family issues, life-stage issues, parenting, the effects of social and economic disadvantage and racism, family violence, sexual assault, problem gambling, and alcohol and other drug dependencies.

Which department am I in?

School of Psychology

CRICOS

088713F

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,080.00 (15,09,677) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March 2023

Venue

Western Sydney University

Parramatta South Campus,

Victoria Road,

RYDALMERE,

New South Wales,

2116, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant for a Masters Coursework degree program must either hold: A Bachelor degree or an overseas qualification from a recognized university or tertiary institution that is equivalent to a Bachelor degree, or a Graduate Diploma from a recognized tertiary institution or university. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic version): 6.5 overall score, minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL internet-based score: Total score 82, Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

For international students

Students must have a Bachelor degree or an overseas qualification from a recognised university or tertiary institution that is equivalent to a Bachelor degree, or A Graduate Diploma from a recognised tertiary institution or university.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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