Real World Experience
Mental Health and Counselling and Psychotherapy
03 September 2021
Practice-based learning and real-world experience is embedded throughout all of our Mental Health and Counselling Programmes.
On our Mental Health courses, you will spend at least 120 hours on placement throughout your degree. Reflection on practice experiences, your personal and professional development, and a dedicated employability module are designed to support your progression into the workplace or further study.
In Counselling & Psychotherapy, on the BA (Hons) programme you will be required to undertake counselling placements in years 2 and 3. This comprises of offering one-to-one therapy for real clients, ensuring you gain the necessary professional experience to become a competent practitioner. On the BSc (Hons) degree you will have lots of experiential training in empathic responding and counselling skills, undertaking a placement in third year. Across both programmes, experiential learning is essential in encouraging your development as a reflexive practitioner.