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Psychology with Counselling BSc (Hons)

Counselling is an area of psychology that takes a person-centred approach, assisting individuals to explore their experiences and develop strategies for tackling maladaptive thoughts and behaviours. Counsellors work in a wide range of professional settings including; in-house for profit and non-profit organisations, government departments, and in private practice. 

Course Overview

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling has been designed for those who want to study a degree in psychology and wish to work in counselling after graduation. It gives you eligibility to enrol on the British Psychological Society’s independent route to training as a counselling psychologist, and can support applications for a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology or other counselling/wellbeing related qualifications.

Counselling is an area of psychology that takes a person-centred approach, assisting individuals to explore their experiences and develop strategies for tackling maladaptive thoughts and behaviours. Counsellors work in a wide range of professional settings including; in-house for profit and non-profit organisations, government departments, and in private practice. On your counselling degree you’ll study the main psychology curriculum areas such as social, cognitive, biological, and developmental psychology and research methods. Alongside this, you will also have the opportunity to take counselling specific modules including; Counselling Psychology, Core Counselling Skills, Health and Psychological Well-being, Psychological Assessment and Managing the Therapeutic Process. 
  
Studying this specialised undergraduate counselling course with Arden will provide you with multiple future career and study options. You’ll have access to modern, digital learning tools as you study and you’ll also have full support from our dedicated academic team, who are internationally respected industry practitioners, published authors and PhD holders in the field of psychology.

Course details and modules

On the course you’ll study subject modules that have been created specifically to help you gain career focused skills in professional counselling. Your studies will culminate with choosing an area of counselling practice on which to focus and produce your own research project at the end of your final year. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and ability to apply your knowledge of psychology to a range of exciting career paths and further learning opportunities.

Throughout the course you’ll have one-to-one support from your lecturers and academic skills tutors, as well as frequent invitations to online coffee mornings with your fellow students and staff and personal academic tutor support sessions. You’ll also be able to start developing industry links and networks by attending sessions with guest speakers from a wealth of areas, including the fire service, policing and the NHS. Above all, our academic team, who come from a range of professional and cultural backgrounds, will help you learn through real-world context, helping you understand how your new skills are best applied in practice. 

Modules

You have 3-9 years to complete this course, which means you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. Most of our students, however, aim to complete the course within 3 to 6 years.

Level 4 

 

  • Introduction to Studying Psychology (20 credits)
  • Social Psychology (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Developmental Psychology (20 credits)
  • Biological Psychology (20 credits)
  • Cognitive Psychology (20 credits)
Level 5
 
  • Qualitative Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Quantitative Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Positive Psychology (20 credits)
  • Personality and Intelligence (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Counselling Psychology (20 credits)
  • Core Counselling Skills (20 credits)
Level 6
 
  • Health and Psychological Well-being (20 credits)
  • Psychological Assessment and Formulation (20 credits)
  • Counselling Psychology, Mental Health and Illness (20 credits)
  • Managing the Therapeutic Process (20 credits)
  • Counselling Research Project (40 credits)

 

Career and Progression

With a specialised degree in psychology with counselling, you’ll have a qualification that shows your commitment to working in professional practice. The course sets you up with a range of knowledge, skills, and abilities that will allow you to apply your learning confidently in your future career as a counsellor.

What will the BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling do for me? 

 

Employers who have provided input into this course’s development include counselling psychologists, clinical psychologists, psychology practitioners, the UK fire service, independent consultants, and previous alumni who are now working across many varied professional areas. Because of this input, you’ll find that your course content has been tailored to help you fill current skills gaps in a range of careers and professions worldwide. 

With such a wide choice of topics to learn about and different skills to master, you’ll graduate with in-depth knowledge of modern counselling theory and practice, including:

  • Communicate effectively in challenging situations
  • Retrieving, comprehending, and using data 
  • Handling primary source material appropriately
  • Problem solving and abstract and scientific reasoning
  • Making critical judgements and evaluations
  • Applying sensitivity to interpersonal factors
  • Talking and listening approaches in counselling
  • Responding to feedback

What can I do after Arden University?

After successfully completing your BSc Psychology with Counselling degree, you’ll have acquired a range of specialised skills that will demonstrate your drive and commitment to developing your career as a counsellor. 

As well as graduating with the possibility of continuing on to further counselling related qualifications, such as psychotherapy or Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), this course also gives you eligibility to enrol on the British Psychological Society’s independent route to training as a counselling psychologist, or apply for a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

As well as roles in counselling, you’ll also graduate with skills that can be applied to a range of future career options including:

  • Support Worker
  • Nursing
  • Mental health professional
  • Human resource manager
  • Careers adviser 
  • Journalist
  • Marketing/advertising
  • Police officer 
  • Social work

Key Information

With a specialised degree in psychology with counselling, you’ll have a qualification that shows your commitment to working in professional practice. The course sets you up with a range of knowledge, skills, and abilities that will allow you to apply your learning confidently in your future career as a counsellor.

What will the BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling do for me? 

Employers who have provided input into this course’s development include counselling psychologists, clinical psychologists, psychology practitioners, the UK fire service, independent consultants, and previous alumni who are now working across many varied professional areas. Because of this input, you’ll find that your course content has been tailored to help you fill current skills gaps in a range of careers and professions worldwide. 

With such a wide choice of topics to learn about and different skills to master, you’ll graduate with in-depth knowledge of modern counselling theory and practice, including:

  • Communicate effectively in challenging situations
  • Retrieving, comprehending, and using data 
  • Handling primary source material appropriately
  • Problem solving and abstract and scientific reasoning
  • Making critical judgements and evaluations
  • Applying sensitivity to interpersonal factors
  • Talking and listening approaches in counselling
  • Responding to feedback

What can I do after Arden University?

After successfully completing your BSc Psychology with Counselling degree, you’ll have acquired a range of specialised skills that will demonstrate your drive and commitment to developing your career as a counsellor. 

As well as graduating with the possibility of continuing on to further counselling related qualifications, such as psychotherapy or Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), this course also gives you eligibility to enrol on the British Psychological Society’s independent route to training as a counselling psychologist, or apply for a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

As well as roles in counselling, you’ll also graduate with skills that can be applied to a range of future career options including:

  • Support Worker
  • Nursing
  • Mental health professional
  • Human resource manager
  • Careers adviser 
  • Journalist
  • Marketing/advertising
  • Police officer 
  • Social work 








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