Taught course

Counselling and Psychotherapy

University of Cumbria · Counselling

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree. You will need to have already completed a minimum of 30 hours of counselling skills training and be deemed to have a level of counselling ability that would enable you to go out on placement in the first semester. Please see course page for more detailed entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Take your skills as a counsellor to a higher level through our rigorous and challenging course. You will learn how to work with a wide range of client issues in a professional and reflective way, and explore the impact of research on the change process. We offer a learning community that encourages growth and development, building your capacity for giving and receiving open and constructive feedback.

We adopt a person-centred concept at the core of our course, but also provide opportunity to learn about and critically evaluate other approaches such as CBT, solution-focused and systemic ways of working. Though the focus is on adults, you will also be introduced to working with couples, children and families. Emphasis is placed on developing research skills and your understanding of evidence-based practice.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Enquiry Centre
0845 606 1144