Psychology and Counselling

A specialised degree which will allow you to pursue a career in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, psychotherapy and health.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling

Degree Duration

3 years :


4 years :

Full-time (If opting for an Extended Degree)


Start Dates


Degree Overview

You will discover how the mind works and its impact on behaviour, while developing practical counselling skills and an understanding of how different therapeutic approaches can have a positive impact on people’s lives.

This integration of the scientific understanding of the mind combined with an in-depth knowledge of counselling and psychotherapy will give you a unique, expert ability to apply psychology to the real world.

When you graduate, you’ll be in an excellent position to pursue postgraduate training that leads to careers in Clinical Psychology or counselling and psychotherapy, or you can use the skills and expertise you’ve gained to succeed in a wide range of professions.

In joining Psychology at Roehampton, you will also have the opportunity to become a Mental Health England First-Aider, or train and develop skills in mental health first aid, further expanding your professional development.

This course has the option of a one-year paid work placement to boost your employability even further.

Our modules will teach you how the human brain functions, how we process information, communicate, learn, and remember. You’ll discover how our biology and the society we live in influences us across our lifetimes. You’ll understand different models of therapy, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and humanistic approaches, and learn how they are used in different settings, such as the NHS, and with different types of people. You’ll also learn about our mental health, and the impact of factors such as anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma.

You’ll be taught by leading psychologists and counselling experts and practitioners, who enthusiastically bring their real-life experience into the classroom. Through their teaching, you’ll study the complexity and variety of different factors involved in counselling and therapy, and the reflective skills used in professional practice.

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You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Our degree is professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society. This means if you graduate with at least a 2:2 you’ll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS – which is an essential first step if you want to go on to become a Charted Psychologist. It also means our teaching is of the highest standard, and you’ll receive excellent levels of support within our School.

To become a Chartered Psychologist, you need to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) by completing a BPS accredited degree. You then go onto further training in the area of psychology that you want to work in, such as Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology or Educational Psychology. This programme will provide you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to apply for jobs, such as working as an Assistant Psychologist in the NHS, that give you the necessary experience to further your career, and take the next step towards becoming a Chartered Clinical/Counselling Psychologist.

While the core psychology curriculum will give you the opportunity to gain Graduate Basis for Chartership with the BPS, it will also provide with knowledge relevant to train further as a Counsellor or Psychotherapist. You can then pursue further training and take an accredited postgraduate degree, such as our MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, which will allow you to become eligible for individual practitioner registration with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.