Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Therapeutic Counselling (Top-Up)

If you’re a counsellor wishing to continue your professional development, this distance learning course will provide the ideal stepping-stone to study at master's level.

Therapeutic Counselling (Top-Up)

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Distance Learning
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    1 Year
  • Start date


    18 Sep 2023

As part of your course, you'll:

  • Explore the philosophies, values and cultural assumptions that underpin key counselling perspectives
  • Work in groups to review your counselling experiences
  • Share ideas and thoughts on different approaches to improve your practice
  • Investigate and discuss a wide range of counselling approaches. This will include the relational approach and cognitive behavioural therapy, widely used in the NHS today

You'll study this course online via distance learning. For more details, visit the 'Modules, workload and more' tab in the Teaching & Learning section further down this page.

Enhance your professional development
If you’re a counsellor looking to top-up your qualification to an honours degree, this course will enrich your professional development and practice. It can also act as a gateway to master’s-level study.

Your learning experience
You’ll shape and invigorate your debates through discussions with other qualified counsellors. You’ll share knowledge and expertise. And you’ll be able to network with your peers, to potentially develop entrepreneurial ventures and partnerships.

You’ll boost your expertise with your final project module. This will help you design and present your own counselling reports and studies in the future.

Teaching expertise
Your learning will be facilitated by lecturers from a wide range of backgrounds, including: 

  • Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Occupational therapy
  • Social work

Our teaching team comes from a range of counselling backgrounds. They’ve worked with person-centred, integrative, psychodynamic and humanistic approaches. They’ll help inform your course content and bring a vast array of experience and insight into seminars, lectures and workshops.
You’ll focus on widening your knowledge and experience in theories of:

  • Therapy 
  • Supervision
  • Research
  • Group approaches
  • Contemporary issues and debates in the field

Shape your identity
By the end of your course, you’ll have shaped and strengthened your own practice and your identity as a counsellor. You’ll also feel confident in seeking more opportunities to deliver counselling in diverse settings and communities.

Why study Therapeutic Counselling at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Specialist facilities 
  2. Engage with other qualified counsellors
  3. Part-time study available
  4. Research-led teaching