Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Counselling and Mental Health

Learn how to improve the lives of those in need. You'll prepare for a challenging but rewarding career in the health and social care professions.

Counselling and Mental Health

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Explore a wide range of theories within psychology, mental health, counselling, child development and psychotherapy
  • Combine theoretical knowledge with your ability to build effective therapeutic relationships 
  • Study a variety of therapeutic approaches  
  • Explore psychotherapeutic models including cognitive and behavioural development and look at theories on how mental health issues develop across the lifespan
  • Learn how to develop your interpersonal skills in order to build supportive, empathetic relationships between you and your clients 

This course will open employment opportunities across a range of roles. However, if you wish to focus on becoming a Counsellor, after graduating you'll be eligible to apply for postgraduate professionally accredited counselling course to fulfil the next step of your training. Our two-year MA Integrative Counselling will enable you to achieve qualified therapist status with the BACP.

This course is suitable for those working in mental health services wanting to further their knowledge and career, or for those wishing to enter the health and care professions.

Tailor your studies

You’ll study a variety of therapeutic approaches and will be able to tailor the course to your career ambitions. On completion, you’ll be able to build positive therapeutic relationships that can foster positive change for your clients, for example with people experiencing anxiety, depression and addiction.

Enhance your career prospects

You’ll practise your counselling and interpersonal skills using our interview and feedback rooms. Engaging with work-based learning opportunities, by volunteering or working in a relevant setting, you'll reflect on how you use your practical skills in the real world. These activities will help you become a confident, globally minded and emotionally mature individual, enhancing your career prospects.

Industry links

This course has been developed to offer awareness of ethical standards of practice. Your learning will be guided by expert academics from across the University, who include qualified and accredited counsellors, mental health nurses and psychologists.

Why study Counselling and Mental Health at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 97% of students on BSc (Hons) Counselling & Mental Health were positive about the way teaching staff explain things*
  2. Access to specialist facilities - including our communications suite where you'll enhance your practical skills in a realistic setting
  3. Explore fantastic work-based learning opportunities
  4. Learn from industry experts - with access to guest lecturers, speakers, and conferences
  5. Create the ideal study/life balance - choose full-time or part-time study to suit you
  6. Study a course shaped by academic research - you'll explore the latest knowledge and industry practices

*National Student Survey 2023