I found this course and it really spoke to me. It has a lot of interactive work which I found really interesting.Mia
Those involved in counselling, coaching and mentoring are ‘the helping professionals’. Through this course, we will help you to become one of them, gaining a deep understanding of the theories and skills needed.
You will be taught by a team of tutors who have direct experience as helping professionals themselves. Classroom learning is supplemented by a range of guest speakers and opportunities to develop your skills in real-life settings, building relationships and helping people to help themselves.
Once you have completed your degree, a wealth of career opportunities in everything from HR to social care await you.
Supporting other people can be a hugely rewarding process and by working in counselling, coaching or mentoring you may even have the potential to help someone to change their life.
If you have high emotional intelligence, and are good at understanding and relating to people, this course will help you to become effective and skilled in supporting others with achieving their aims and objectives, while developing yourself.
Throughout the course, you'll integrate theory and practice, developing the skills, professional attributes and competences needed to work with others, often in challenging and difficult circumstances.
You'll develop your curiosity and critical reasoning abilities, as well as independent study and research skills. You'll also gain a solid grounding in a broad range of helping approaches and techniques, so that you can build effective relationships with clients in settings such as schools, the voluntary sector, human resources, social care and health.
On completion of the course, you may choose to continue your professional development through postgraduate studies and relevant accredited training in related fields such as psychotherapy, careers work, social work, human resources and other talking and creative therapies.
If you want to pursue a professional career in counselling and qualify as an accredited counsellor with BACP or another regulating body, you will need to undertake the relevant accredited training (see the BACP website for further details).