Our psychology with counselling degree trains you to counsel those in distress. It is ideal for careers as a clinical psychologist or therapist. Learn more.

Both the science of psychology and the practice of counselling have a big impact on all areas of life, from education and health to the economy and crime.

Our British Psychological Society accredited degree is ideal if you are interested in becoming a clinical psychologist, therapist or looking to work in the mental health sector. It also provides a route into other areas of psychology such as forensic psychology and health psychology.

During the degree, you will be introduced to the core areas of psychology and counselling by our research-active teaching staff who are experts in their field. Through a series of guided-learning exercises, they will provide you with a strong grounding in psychological research methods, analysis and reports. This will culminate in an exciting independent research project in your final year.

You will seek to understand mind and behaviour through experimentation, interaction and observation. Our degree covers the theories that underpin practice, including psychodynamic, humanistic-existential and cognitive behavioural perspectives.

In the counselling skills and theory courses, you will learn how to help those experiencing distress whether due to mental health issues, trauma or life transitions such as bereavement. You will also gain an understanding of the theory and ethics, as well as modern developments within counselling practice. Our degree will also introduce you to the skills required to progress on to further training in counselling.

We offer well-equipped laboratories and facilities to support all your activities. We pride ourselves in creative teaching methods and assessment techniques and are consistently rated highly in the National Student Survey.

Ranking

Our psychology degrees are ranked within the top 5 in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

Membership of the British Psychological Society

To be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), which is necessary to become a chartered psychologist, you must achieve at least a lower second class honours and pass the independent research project.

Location

Located at the university's prestigious Greenwich Campus, the Psychology with Counselling programme has world renowned attractions right on its doorstep from the Cutty Sark to Greenwich Park.

With the opening of the highly anticipated Dreadnought Building on the horizon, not only will you study in the heart of the Greenwich campus, but you will also have access to state-of-the-art learning, teaching and social spaces.