Counsellors play a crucial role in improving the health and wellbeing of our society. The Government is investing an additional £1 billion in 2020/21 to mental health services, aiming to ensure that one million more people have access to high quality care.

Working in confidential settings, counsellors work with a variety of people across a range of often challenging and complex issues. Ensuring practitioners have the self-reflection and resilience to support people as theywork through these issues, is a key element of both the Foundation degree and BA (Hons) Top-Up.

Counselling Services can be found in a variety of settings including schools, universities, colleges, GP surgeries, hospitals, in the workplace, addiction agencies, disabilitysupport groups and private practice.

Sometimes counsellors will have dual roles, such as a Nurse, Teacher or Advice Worker. As a result of these dual roles, counselling can often be a second career. At Preston’s College our Foundation degree and BSc (Hons) degree programmes focus on the person centred model of counselling theory and practice.