Edge Hill University Counselling

By | 26th May 2017

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Edge Hill University Counselling

Edge Hill University Counselling

BA (Hons) Counselling


Course Length: 1 Year Full-Time, 2 Years Part-Time
Start Dates: September 2017, September 2018
Department: Faculty of Health and Social Care
Location: Edge Hill University

Please note, this programme is suspended for September 2017 entry.

  • Develop a critical understanding of theories, policies and practice relating to counselling;
  • Enhance your reflection skills and self-awareness in relation to counselling practice;
  • Maximise your ability to relate to different client groups.


This is a Level 6 conversion programme, giving you the opportunity to progress from a foundation degree (or equivalent) to an honours degree in a relevant subject.

The BA (Hons) Counselling is designed as a bespoke progression route from a Counselling foundation degree. The programme will equip you with a critical understanding of theories, policies and practice relating to counselling. It provides the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills, enabling you to conduct in-depth and critical analysis of specific areas of counselling which are of personal interest. You will also enhance your ability to relate to different client groups whilst developing critical reflection skills and self-awareness in relation to counselling practice.

The programme will appeal to those working, or seeking to work, within an environment that utilises counselling within its operations. This could include schools, colleges and university counselling services, GP surgeries, NHS Trusts, voluntary agencies or private practice. The course may also appeal to those engaged in human resource management or any other profession which adopts a caring approach to the wellbeing of others.


Counselling and Wellbeing Services is part of Student Services and an established, professional facility that offers a wide range of services to Edge Hill students and staff. Our experienced, qualified counsellors can help you to explore what is happening in your life, what you want to do differently and what your next steps might be. We can offer help in finding solutions to problems, ways of coping, or just a safe place to talk. Counselling is available at the Ormskirk Campus and is offered free of charge whether you are a full-time or part-time student. We also provide a range of other services, including:

  • Relaxation sessions – how to deal with stress, how to feel calmer and sleep better;
  • Workshops – covering topics such as confidence, assertiveness, stress management and procrastination;
  • Group work – sessions for particular groups of students, for example, overseas students or those with family responsibilities;
  • Support groups – particularly useful for if you’ve suffered a recent bereavement or loss;
  • Access to dedicated electronic resources where you can find information from different organisations on a range of issues and topics.

If you prefer, the subjects covered in our workshops can also be discussed through one-to-one sessions. Edge Hill University has organisational membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association of University and College Counselling (AUCC). The Counselling team at the university combines a wealth of experience in the public and private sector with particular expertise in the fields of counselling, teaching and supervision. In everything we do, we aim to offer a service which is inclusive, responsive, flexible and professional.