Counselling and Psychotherapy undergraduate courses

Are you passionate about helping people and making a difference?

Counselling is an extremely rewarding profession that creates a positive change to the lives of others. Our courses build your personal and professional skills so that you are fully equipped for career success.

Develop your understanding of the theoretical, social, cultural and ideological contexts of counselling which will help shape your career path.

You'll have access to our fantastic facilities including the clinical skills suite, immersive simulation room, domestic living suite and five consultation and group behavioural observation rooms dedicated to counselling and benefit from a placement year where you will build on your practical and theoretical skills.

You'll learn from our highly experienced teaching team who have extensive experience within counselling and psychotherapy.

97% overall satisfaction for BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy**National Student Survey 2018

“The love the passion my lecturers have for their subject”

"The course guides me in discovering who I am in readiness for the possible impact that may have within my work. The modules give me an overview of what it is to be a therapist in the real world not just how to get to be one. There is a good variety of assessments such as lectures, seminars and workshops that help me gain a good understanding of human behaviour as well as how this can fit into mental health issues."

Why you should study Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby

What our Counselling and Psychotherapy graduates do

After graduation you’ll have a wide range of options and could progress to roles within health and social care, counselling, psychotherapy and psychology across the NHS, schools, college and any organisations which employ therapists are part of their health portfolio.

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Undergraduate Live Online Event

While we’re not able to welcome you in person to our campuses at the moment, we’re not going to let that stop us showing you all the great things about studying at Derby.

We’re currently planning our autumn Open Events to bring you the best possible online and on-campus experience.

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Virtual Open Day

Delve deeper into the course with our Virtual Open Day, packed with subject and course information to help you make your choice, including tours of facilities, 360° views of award-winning accommodation plus advice and insight from students and academics.

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Fast track to Clearing

If you don’t have a place at uni, have had a change of heart about your course, or maybe your gap year plans are on hold – don’t worry. Register with us today and fast forward to your future.

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Academic Achievement Scholarship

We’re offering eligible students a £1,000 scholarship to celebrate your hard work and success. 

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