Traumatic experiences, prolonged suffering and developmental or existential crises can have a lasting impact on our psychological and physical health.This distress may present itself in many ways for example, as relationship difficulties, as problems with food and eating and as feelings of depression and anxiety. Counselling and psychotherapy are terms for a wide variety of evidence-based talking and listening approaches which apply established theories to promote psychological change. Alongside the main discipline of Psychology, each year of this course offers specialist units where you’ll study the fields of counselling and psychotherapy. Our course also covers all core elements of psychological study as required by the British Psychological Society (BPS), from lifespan development, neuropsychology, and research methods, to social and critical, and abnormal psychology. In addition to theory, you’ll also learn basic practical counselling skills. Some of these skills may include how to offer acceptance, empathic listening, questioning techniques and how to develop practitioner resilience. You’ll mostly learn through role play in pairs and small groups, listening, observing and giving feedback to your peers. Our degree courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society. Features and benefits
- Accredited course - Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
- Specialised study - You’ll explore the therapeutic aspects of psychology, helping to prepare you to begin a career in counselling or clinical psychology, counselling and psychotherapy or related psychotherapeutic professions.
- Outstanding facilities - You’ll have access to our specialist facilities for psychology demonstration and practice, which includes an fNIRS imaging research device, 12 experimental testing laboratories and six psychology laboratories.
- Teaching expertise - Our teaching staff includes practicing researchers, counselling and clinical psychologists, forensic psychologists and community psychologists.
- Study abroad - You’ll have the option to choose our four year study abroad route. Completing your third academic year at one of our partner institutions in Europe, America, or Australia.
- Work-based learning - In year one, you’ll spend time in a work environment, applying your psychology theory to the workplace, gaining key employability skills.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or grade 4. Equivalents i.e. Functional Skills Level 2 or Key Skills are not accepted for this course. IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any element
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