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BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology

Please note: This course is no longer available on UCAS, you will need to apply for the BSc (Hons) Psychology and then during your studies choose Counselling Psychology as an optional unit.

Course overview

Please note: This BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology course is no longer on UCAS and will be removed from the website on the 30th November after our next Open Day, to assist communications with potential applicants attending. Following applicant feedback we have combined this course and BSc (Hons) Health Psychology into BSc (Hons) Psychology course, so you can choose one course, and then choose optional units allowing a greater focus on health psychology, counselling psychology or broader psychology. This allows you to tailor the course in line with interests. For more details on this change please read: Personalising your degree

Combine a deep understanding of human psychology with integrated approaches to counselling. Gain a strong foundation in both these areas and build your skills for a career in the field.

As a combination, psychology and counselling will enable you to better understand the psychology of people and the factors that can impact on psychological health, as well as what crucial strategies and interventions can be used to improve mental health and wellbeing.

From the outset you will be introduced to a range of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive, behavioural and person-centred techniques. Our BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology course follows the curriculum recommended by the British Psychological Society (BPS); a required foundation for those seeking a career in a psychology-focused profession.

Careers and Opportunities

There’s broad scope for success in a wide range of rewarding careers. Typically, counselling psychologists work as part of NHS services or in private consultancy practices across the UK. It is also an excellent basis for those wishing to continue their training to become a clinical psychologist. The skills learned also provide an excellent basis for careers in other professions such as: 

  • Advice Worker
  • Psychotherapist
  • Careers advisor
  • Counsellor
  • Human resource officer
  • Teaching (further and higher education)
  • Researcher
  • Parole officer
  • Advertising
  • Retail management
  • Customer services

There is also the opportunity for students who graduate from the BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology course to gain employment in a range of people-to-people focused occupations.

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Key Information

Course title:
Counselling Psychology
UCAS Code:
BSc (Hons)
3 years
Study mode:
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 120
AECC University College

Course leader

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Zöe Wimshurst

BSc MSc PhD CPsychol – Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Zöe recently joined AECC as a Senior Lecturer in the newly formed School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity. She is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in visual performance in elite athletes – and area in which she has been working for over a decade.

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Course details

The BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology course will be delivered through a range of lectures, seminars, tutorials and demonstrations, alongside supervised workshops, project supervision, practical classes, guided independent study, work-based learning, small group learning, guest lectures, role-play activities and case study analysis.

You will learn through a variety of teaching styles, including formative and summative assessment methods which are placed throughout our psychology units. The aim is to balance the developmental and judgemental aspects of assessment to promote a deeper learning. You will make the most of our on-site laboratory testing facilities, with more traditional coursework, essays, presentations, group work, and practical skills assessments.

With access to our Virtual Learning Environment, your education will be interactive and varied. Through quizzes, video tutorials, seminar notes and more you will be able to study whenever, and wherever suits you alongside your core teaching.


How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Portfolio
  • Practical Assessment and Presentation

Unit breakdown

"Combine a deep understanding of human psychology with integrated approaches to counselling"

Course Fees

2020/21 Fees

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man Students - £9,250.00 per annum

International students - £14,523.00 per annum

Please note: These fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Governments review of Higher Education Funding.

Additional course costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your course.  There are additional course related costs are not included in the tuition fees. So you will need to budget for them when you plan your spending.  

For further fees guidance for all students at AECC University College whether full time or part time please refer to our Tuition fees policy.


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Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register here and search for our AECC University College.

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