Taught course

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.2 Honours degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent (at least 90 hours study). Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For International students the English requirement for this course is IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), this course will enable you to become a professional counsellor or psychotherapist. It will help you work towards practitioner accreditation with the BACP, and can help you develop a specialist role within your current occupation.

You will gain an understanding of relational theory and practice and will learn how to apply your therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy skills with clients. Through clinical practice, you will identify your strengths and areas for development, ensuring you become a capable and self-reflective practitioner.

We help you find a suitable work placement where you will have client contact on a weekly basis and totalling 100 hours. You will also undertake 20 hours of personal counselling from a network of professional counsellors approved by our University.

Information for international students

A scholarship of £1,500 is offered to all new full-time overseas fee paying students joining the first year of a course in 2012/13. We also offer a 10% early payment discount. Please see our website for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113