Summary: Counselling psychology applies psychological theory and research to therapeutic practice with patients. It is particularly useful in helping patients to combat depression, anxiety, phobias and relationship difficulties. Course details: As a psychology and counselling student, you cover all of the core modules included in the BSc (Hons) Psychology programme, in addition to specific modules relevant to counselling psychology. You learn the principles of the counselling process and consider how it applies to groups and individuals in a range of settings. Like the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree, the analytical and communication skills you develop on the course are prized by employers in a wide range of careers. This degree, accredited by the British Psychological Society, is a great first step towards further training to become a registered counselling psychologist. After the course: Although this is an academic course rather than a professional training course, on successful completion with a 2.2 or above, you will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) status with the British Psychological Society (www.bps.org.uk). As with all our psychology degrees, upon graduation you can proceed to further study in any area of psychology. You can also utilise your enhanced critical thinking, research aptitude and analytical skill in a range of graduate-level careers. However, the skills and abilities developed in this course are particularly suited to the postgraduate training in counselling psychology you will need in order to become a chartered counselling psychologist. All programmes are designed to incorporate employability skills development alongside your degree course. Our staff utilise their extensive connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third year that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. We also offer extensive support for students to find and secure sandwich year placements which have been shown to make have significant positive impact on a student’s career prospects on graduation. Our award winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.