We’ll teach you about the wider issues affecting the counsellor and the client, focusing on their interpersonal relationship and the personal development needs of both.
You’ll develop an understanding of what causes psychological distress, but you’ll also explore positive aspects of human behaviour, uncovering what underpins optimal human functioning. Your lecturers will be experienced clinical and counselling psychologists, who create a supportive learning environment that focuses on teamwork and shared learning.
We’ll give you plenty of opportunities to get hands-on professional experience through work placements and volunteering opportunities. You’ll complete two placements which will help you to develop a deeper understanding of vulnerable people and disadvantaged groups. You can even complete your placement abroad, or take advantage of one of our Study Abroad opportunities.
In your third year, you’ll get the freedom to tailor your course to your interests, helping you to carve the path towards your future career.
Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), so providing you gain a second class honours degree or above, you qualify to seek further study and training in Counselling Psychology at Masters/PhD Level, or indeed post-graduate study in any of the professional areas of Psychology including Clinical, Health, Business, Educational, Forensic or Sport Psychology. The strong research and analytical element of your degree will also give you confidence in applying for post-graduate study across the wide range of subject areas offered at Masters or PhD level.
Accredited by British Psychological Society
This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Society with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of qualification of a second class honours is achieved. This is the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
This accreditation is important as it is a benchmark of quality, as defined by psychologists. GBC is an entry requirement for many BPS accredited postgraduate training courses, for example: Clinical, Forensic, Counselling, Educational, Occupational or Sport Psychology, one of the routes to becoming a practitioner as, for example, a Clinical Psychologist, a Forensic Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Occupational Psychologist or a Sport Psychologist. These specialisms form part of the route to becoming a Chartered Psychologist (C. Psychol.).