Why study Counselling?

If you’re interested in working with a wide range of people and making a difference in their lives then studying Counselling at CU Scarborough could be the perfect fit for you.

A Counselling qualification is the first step towards a highly challenging, but satisfying career. In this industry you will find yourself surrounded by the meaningful and inspirational energy that comes from the trust of people in counselling and therapeutic relationships.

A counsellor can play a crucial role in a person’s health and wellbeing. Their experience of therapy will influence their lives and inter-personal relationships and is shaped by the approach and methods of their counsellor. Interact and view the world around them as adults. In order to ensure graduates are trained to the highest possible level all our lecturers are highly motivated professionals, who each have industry experience.

The Counselling courses cover a wide range of specialisms, including:

  • Counselling  theories, models, skills and practice
  • Key legislation, its history and contemporary impact
  • Time constrained therapy
  • Working with attachment, loss and bereavement
  • Concepts of wellbeing and mental health

All the qualifications gained at CU Scarborough are accredited and awarded by Coventry University.

All the qualifications gained at CU Scarborough are accredited and awarded by Coventry University.

Progression route

At CU Scarborough we have several progression routes for Counselling. Courses range from a Foundation Year right the way through to a full BSc (Hons) Degree.


As awareness of mental and psychological health rises in the United Kingdom so does the need for skilled and trained professionals in the counselling sector, making it a good career choice.

A Counselling qualification could open up many different pathways to career opportunities including counselling in the NHS, education, services for young people and charitable sector, as well as careers such as management, administration and training.

Is CU Scarborough right for you?

There are many reasons to choose CU Scarborough as your higher education destination. In 2016 we opened up a state-of-the-art campus, which was purpose built to meet the needs of our students. If that’s not enough, Scarborough is full of reasonably priced accommodation, some of which is located within walking distance from the beach!