Counselling and Psychotherapy

Courses

Critical Approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy student Christina Searson stands in a simulated living room in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre.

Listen, empathise and provide support that shapes lives. We’ve designed our BA for students who already know they want to qualify as a therapist. And our BSc opens up wider opportunities by diving into the political and social context of counselling.

We’ll help you explore theories, policies and practice, and you’ll also spend time testing your abilities. On our BA you’ll have the chance to offer therapy sessions to real clients. Whatever your ambition, you’ll be ready to make a difference in a variety of settings, from hospices to charities, prisons to private healthcare.

Be the difference you want to see in the world by listening, empathising and supporting people. At Edge Hill, we’ve designed two counselling and psychotherapy courses. Our BA will suit you if you aspire to qualify as a therapist. And our BSc examines the political context of counselling, as well as exploring how it can promote social justice and urge communities to take action.

Our teaching team is made up of psychotherapists with extensive experience in their field. We’ll help you explore the theories and philosophies that shape practice, then you’ll spend time applying your learning. And on our BA, you’ll offer therapy sessions to real clients.

So, what do our graduates in this area do? Edge Hill students go on to support people through tough times as counsellors, work as person-centred experiential therapists or stay in education with postgraduate study. Whatever your ambition, you’ll be ready to work across a variety of settings, from hospices to charities, prisons to private healthcare.

  • Personal development is key. On both our programmes, we financially support individual therapy. On our BA, we also financially support external supervision in second and third year. These experiences will help you when working with your own clients.
  • Leave Edge Hill with the skills and qualities to transform lives. Learning through experience is at the heart of our courses – we have an extensive network giving our students plenty of placement opportunities.
  • Our graduates stand out to employers. 100% of our counselling graduates are in employment or further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes 2018/19).

Courses

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Counselling & Psychotherapy BA (Hons) BC98
Critical Approaches to Counselling & Psychotherapy BSc (Hons) B9C8

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Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Child & Adolescent Mental Health & Wellbeing BSc (Hons) BB76
Mental Health Nursing & Social Work MNSW (Hons) BL65
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Nursing (Mental Health) BSc (Hons) B760

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Facilities

View across the lake on the western side of campus, looking towards Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine building.The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine is one of the leading providers of education and training for health and social care professionals in the North West of England.

Offering some of the best facilities for health, social care and medicine students in the country, the outstanding teaching and learning resources include leading edge clinical skills facilities, an 860-seat lecture theatre, and a variety of teaching rooms and social learning spaces.

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Open Days and Virtual Events

A student browses a printed open day guide while walking with her parents near the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including counselling and psychotherapy, through a series of online activities.

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