BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling

Counselling is an area of psychology that takes a person-centred approach, assisting individuals to explore their experiences and develop strategies for tackling maladaptive thoughts and behaviours. Counsellors work in a wide range of professional settings including; in-house for profit and non-profit organisations, government departments, and in private practice.

Course details

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling has been designed for those who want to study a degree in psychology and wish to work in counselling after graduation. It gives you eligibility to enrol on the British Psychological Society’s independent route to training as a counselling psychologist, and can support applications for a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology or other counselling/wellbeing related qualifications.
  • Mode of study: 2 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: February , May & September
  • Course length: 3 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: London/ Birmingham/ Manchester/ Leeds campus

Arden University London

Course overview

Studying this specialised undergraduate counselling course with Arden will provide you with multiple future career and study options. You’ll have access to modern, digital learning tools as you study and you’ll also have full support from our dedicated academic team, who are internationally respected industry practitioners, published authors and PhD holders in the field of psychology.



Entry requirements

Passes at grade C or above in three subjects including mathematics at GCSE level or academic equivalent.

If you are unable to evidence a GCSE or equivalent in mathematics you will be able to complete an assessment-free module during your first study block to substitute for this.


s well as roles in counselling, you’ll also graduate with skills that can be applied to a range of future career options including:

  • Support Worker
  • Nursing
  • Mental health professional
  • Human resource manager
  • Careers adviser 
  • Journalist
  • Marketing/advertising
  • Police officer 
  • Social work 


You have 3-9 years to complete this course, which means you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. Most of our students, however, aim to complete the course within 3 to 6 years.

  • Introduction to Studying Psychology (20 credits)
  • Social Psychology (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Developmental Psychology (20 credits)
  • Biological Psychology (20 credits)
  • Cognitive Psychology (20 credits)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Quantitative Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Positive Psychology (20 credits)
  • Personality and Intelligence (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Counselling Psychology (20 credits)
  • Core Counselling Skills (20 credits)
  • Health and Psychological Well-being (20 credits)
  • Psychological Assessment and Formulation (20 credits)
  • Counselling Psychology, Mental Health and Illness (20 credits)
  • Managing the Therapeutic Process (20 credits)
  • Counselling Research Project (40 credits)