This course will contextualise the practice of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy in an accessible and practical way. You will critically explore the therapeutic relationship and approaches and methods used in practice and research. We will consider the importance of self-awareness in counselling and the key therapeutic approaches that can be used with clients. It will encourage you to think about your own biases and assumptions about society and human nature and how this can influence your practice. In addition, you will have the opportunity to do some skills practice and develop your ethical awareness and learn how to address ethical dilemmas in practice. 

Tutor Contact Details:

Emma Leckie -

Core text

McLeod, J. (2019). An Introduction to Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (6th ed.). London: Open University Press. 

This text is available on Kortext, in the bookshop and there are copies in the library.

Please see details below of some other textbooks and journals that will be of use to you on this course.

I will also put recommended reading for each week, as well as articles and video links that I think you might find interesting.