Psychology is a core component of counselling and by studying on this course you will learn about the interaction between the two. You will build a critical understanding of psychotherapy, counselling and psychological theories, methods and debates, and gain an insight into the range of applications of counselling psychology. You will develop your knowledge of research methods used in psychology and enhance your skills in using these methods on specific research problems in the context of an awareness of relevant ethical issues. You will also acquire a range of key transferable skills in numeracy, IT, group work, oral and written communications and presentation skills. In addition to further study for professional qualifications in counselling, you may use the degree to help you in a broad range of other careers including teaching, human resource management, the police, the armed forces, social work and the health service.