Counselling theory and practice informs our understanding of human nature and many aspects of modern society. Whether it is dealing with mental health issues, or considering how people relate with each other, counselling theory and practice helps us to understand patterns in human nature and how people behave, feel or think the way that they do. The programmes promote knowledge, understanding and engagement with key themes of contemporary societies, including the diverse nature of the communities in which we live, the historical development of the understanding of mental health and social care, the standards and expectations of professional practice, and the development of social policy and practice. In addition the Counselling programmes equip students with a significant range of applied skills in social care, as well as transferable academic skills. Counselling draws on a number of disciplines which combine to make the programmes of study rich in their breadth and depth. In this way we can ensure that our graduates possess the knowledge and skills to enable them to successfully achieve as active citizens within a global and sustainable community. Counselling Skill graduates are valued by a range of employers due to its interdisciplinary nature, strong communication, numeracy, teamwork, critical and reflective thinking, and IT skills.