Combing psychological theory and research with therapeutic practice, this course is an ideal stepping stone towards a career in counselling, psychotherapy, as well as clinical psychology. During your BSc in Psychology with Counselling you’ll gain a broad understanding of psychology, alongside developing specialist counselling skills. You’ll also learn about mental health practices and how they are studied and researched. Those with a Lower Second Classification (or higher) will be eligible to apply for BPS accredited Masters and Doctoral programmes leading to careers as a Psychologist. Previous graduates from this course have gone on to work as support workers, social therapists, counsellors, and case managers. You’ll also have the option of working within private hospitals, independent practices, education in schools and universities, and public and private corporate institutions. You’ll be taught in our award winning building which includes physiology, social observation, virtual reality and auditory cognition laboratories. This allows you to build your skills in a live environment as you’ll have access to psycho-physiology and social observation labs, as well as 12 testing cubicles. During your counselling and psychology degree you’ll be encouraged to take on a work placement so you can test your skills in the real world. Previously we’ve seen our students take on internships in areas such as eating disorders, autism and the psychological factors relating to male and female rape. We’ll give you all the support you need. Our personalised approach gives you the support you need to succeed as a student. While you’re an undergraduate or foundation year student, you’ll have a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. If you need support with academic writing, numeracy and library skills, we’ll provide it. Our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants have studied your subject and can support you based on their own experience.
Psychology with Counselling Skills BSc Honours
In demand across a range of sectors, a degree in psychology with counselling opens the door to a fulfilling career.
The course develops the essential knowledge and skills required for counselling psychology alongside the soft skills necessary to build collaborative and effective relationships with patients. You will study compulsory modules in the first and second year which will introduce the broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches to psychology and counselling. In your third year you will choose options from areas as diverse as mental health and well-being, psychoanalysis and psychology coaching. You will gain a wealth of additional skills to support you in your future career or further studies including: research and analytical skills; and detailed communications skills including a thorough understanding of human communication methods.