This degree will provide you with required foundations in practical counselling skills for a variety of professions within psychology. The course is composed of three main teaching methods; theory, skills and practice and personal development.
You will be taught by leading experts and practitioners in the field of psychology and counselling who use real life case examples from their therapeutic work in the classroom. This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and if you graduate with a 2.2 or above, you will automatically gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of BPS - the first step required to become a chartered psychologist.
This degree will open the door to a career in psychology, psychotherapy, counselling, the wider helping professions or post-graduate professional training in any applied psychology route including clinical, health, forensic and educational psychology. It is particularly suited for entry onto PsychD Counselling Psychology programmes, the necessary route to qualifying as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist.
We offer diverse l modules such as ‘Introduction to Counselling Theory’ which will teach the practical and personal skills needed for counselling individuals, ‘Practice of Counselling Skills’ which will help you to apply the theory to practice, and in ‘Psychology in Action’ you will design your own research project to explore the role that evidence plays in psychological research.
In the first year, you will receive an introduction to the subject. Our key modules include Introduction to Counselling Theory; Practice of Counselling Skills Psychology in Action, Social and Developmental Psychology; and Mind, Body and Brain.
In your second year, you will gain a deeper understanding in of models of counselling, and you will develop your experiential learning and personal development in the ground-breaking Reflective Practice. You will also further your understanding of social and developmental psychology, and prepare for an extensive research project in the third year with training on qualitative and quantitative research methods.
In your final year, you will complete your research project. You also study cognitive and neurological psychology and modules include Psychological Assessment in Counselling, and Managing the Counselling Process. You will also be able to select two optional modules from a wide range of choices. During this final year you will explore career possibilities in health and caring professions for applications to relevant postgraduate training programmes, many of which are offered by Roehampton.