Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Counselling and Mental Health

Learn how to improve the lives of those in need and forge a challenging but rewarding career.

Counselling and Mental Health

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    19 Sep 2022

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 opportunities to work in mental health environments and develop 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 counselling relationships between you and your clients 

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.

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.

You’ll practise your counselling and interpersonal skills using our interview and feedback rooms. Engaging with work-based learning opportunities will allow you to reflect upon 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 in line with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and the British Psychological Society. Your learning will be guided by expert academics from across the University, who include qualified and accredited counsellors, mental health nurses and psychologists.

Our annual mental health conference, which attracts employers such as Leeds Mind, the NHS and other mental health organisations and charities, will give you the opportunity to network and share in valuable industry insights.


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

  1. Specialist facilities
  2. Fantastic work-based learning opportunities
  3. Access to guest lecturers, speakers and conferences
  4. Work with academic and industry experts
  5. Part-time study available
  6. Research-led teaching

BSc (Hons) Counselling and Mental Health | Student view Student Cherise talks about her experiences of studying at Leeds Beckett University.

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