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 are awarded by the University of Derby and focus on the person centred model of counselling theory and practice.