University of Northampton: Counselling

InstitutionUniversity of Northampton View institution profile
Department Faculty of Health, Education and Society
Telephone 0300 303 2772
Study type Taught


Our Counselling MSc course provides you with a level of knowledge and skills in counselling which will allow you to develop as counsellors, and once you have gained further experience and client hours you will be able to pursue a range of professional opportunities. If you have a first degree in Psychology that is Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) accredited your postgraduate training opportunities will include doctoral training on British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited courses in Counselling Psychology.

The course will also provide you with a range of skills that will be highly relevant to you if you are wishing to undertake further training in a range of related careers and specialisms. In addition to careers options, the degree will provide you with a range of communication skills and personal development skills that will be highly valued in a range of organisations and situations. Most of all, this course enables you to feel that you belong to a process of development that is enriching and supportive.

This course allows you to examine different counselling theories and issues within a variety of contexts and situations. Course modules will concentrate upon developing your skills and therapeutic competencies within organisational settings. Importantly, the course offers you the opportunity to maximise your self-awareness and reflect on your process and as well as the way that others practice. The placement module allows you to take your competencies to organisations to work with clients.

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop a critical, evaluative approach to the knowledge which underpins present-day professional practice as well as building your ability to make evidence-based decisions. Current issues within counselling and therapy will be considered critically with particular emphasis on their relationship to client practice.


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The University of Northampton recently relocated to its £330 million, brand new purpose-built Waterside Campus situated in central Northampton. One of the youngest universities in the UK, it has been recognised with a number of awards, including Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

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