Explore Counselling and Psychotherapy at Salford
If you have a desire to help people cope with challenging circumstances that affect their emotional and physical wellbeing, for example, anxiety, depression, self-harm, bereavement and a range of other issues, then one of our counselling and psychotherapy courses could be for you.
We offer opportunities at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to develop your personal and professional potential supported by a very experienced and friendly team of qualified counsellors and psychotherapists – all of whom are currently in contemporary practice and researching in real world settings.
As counsellors and psychotherapist we ‘walk the talk’ so you can expect to enter a friendly and supportive environment – working with professionals who will be genuine, and who will empathise with you and respect you.
Start your study journey
Register for our next Open Day to learn more about studying Counselling and Psychotherapy and speak to the course team.
- MSc/PgDip/PgCert Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies
- MSc/PgDip/PgCert Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Supervision)
- PgCert Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- MSc/PgDip/PgCert Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
- MSc/PgDip/PgCert Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Professional Training)
- PgCert Supervision in Helping Relationships
What Can We Offer You?
You will have the opportunity to graduate as a fully trained professional counsellor
You'll learn and practice in a recently opened specialist Counselling Centre with the opportunity to work with members of the public
The professional placement module in the final year includes at least 100 hours of client work in a professional counselling and psychotherapy context. We will support you in finding a placement through our extensive links with local organisations.
Postgraduate student Sasha previously studied here for his undergraduate degree in BSc Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professional Practice.
When I started looking at universities I looked for the ones that really gave me what I needed, which was a degree. But I also wanted to be able to qualify as a therapist.
Not many places offer qualification to be a therapist after training, but Salford does. [Editor’s note: The course meets the training requirements for professional registration with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and opens the progression route to individual BACP accreditation.]
Salford offers more of a variety of the types of therapy in comparison to other universities, and this was something I was really interested in. Salford quickly train you up as a person centred therapist but give you options or ideas when it comes to other modalities and that’s what I loved. If you speak to any of the therapist tutors here all of them have varying degrees of experience and different modalities and they’re all very research focused as well. They encourage you to be unique as well – they give you the base, but they then give you all these tools to create a practice unique to you.
I was lucky that I got offered a placement externally, but then the position came up here at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre at the University, so I switched. So I ended up doing a placement here and also at the LGBT Foundation.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I have learnt so much and have got to know myself on a level that I think only a counselling and psychotherapy course can offer. I have been surrounded by people who not only have given me the tools to do that but have supported me every step of the way. Particularly the level of support that you get from tutors on our course – they allow you to grow not just as a therapist but as an individual.
I think prospective students need to be willing to open themselves up to the experience that this course is. Not only will it test you academically but it’s going to test your belief system in many ways. I am not the same person as I was when I first started and if that person walked through the door I would not recognise them.
EXPLORE LIFE IN SALFORD
From becoming an undergraduate student to on-campus accommodation, we've got you covered. Take a look at the information below to get a feel for all things Salford life.
Campus Life. Big City Buzz.
Study at Salford really is the best of both worlds. Our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy. But we're also just over a mile away from the big city buzz of central Manchester - voted the UK's most liveable city two years running.
Famous for music, culture, sport, art and science, the cities of Manchester and Salford offers an unrivalled student experience where you can balance your studies with world-class culture, exciting events and legendary nightlife.
Becoming an undergraduate student
Choosing a university is one of the biggest decisions you'll make - and we want to help you make the right one.
We know university life isn’t all about studying – sometimes you have to have fun, too – and there are plenty of things to do outside of academia across our campuses.
From joining a club or society, to taking part in a gym class, to meeting up with friends for lunch in Atmosphere bar and café: when you're not working on your next assignment or research project, you can be enjoying the perks of being on campus at the University of Salford.
Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life and meet new people. We've got some great accommodation options to choose from, including Peel Park Quarter - recently voted one of the best halls of residence in the UK.
If you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you. You can contact us through email email@example.com or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.