Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Counselling Psychology

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Course summary

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Do you want to discover how people can be empowered to live a happier, healthier lifestyle that encourages resilience against the stresses and strains of daily living? You’ll explore the relationship between theoretical psychology and counselling, considering the practice and impact of counselling psychology and its skills in the wider social, political, economic and international context. 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. Our lecturers have real-world experience of counselling and delivering behaviour change initiatives. We’ll give you plenty of opportunities to get hands-on professional experience through work placements and volunteering opportunities. You’ll complete 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 as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, working in one of the other professional areas of psychology or in other graduate employment. Professional placements Recent placements have included working in health and care professions, supporting children with Leeds Children’s Services and shadowing psychologists at NHS Leeds. Our placement partners include Leeds Mind, Leeds Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service, Oxfam and The Samaritans. Career opportunities You’ll gain an excellent grounding in counselling and related health and social care professions, including social work, care work, social services and teaching. If you want to become a Chartered Psychologist, a counselling psychologist or work in any other professional area of psychology, this course will prepare you for postgraduate study.

Course details

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Introduction to Counselling Psychology; Cognition and The Brain; Psychology of Social Issues; Psychological Issues in Gender and Emotion; Mind and Brain; Aspects of Health Psychology; Biopsychology of Stress and Health; Forensic Psychology; The Psychology of Eating Behaviour.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC8H4
Institution code L24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points GCSEs in English language and maths at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12000* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £12000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Counselling Psychology at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS