Doctorate On Campus

Counselling Psychology

University of Roehampton

36 months
14580 GBP/year
8946 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Counselling Psychology programme of the University of Roehampton provides professional training that leads to eligibility for registration as a counselling psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS).



The Counselling Psychology programme of the University of Roehampton is at the leading edge of international developments in counselling psychology practice, research and theory; and brings together contemporary understandings from person-centred psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural models of therapy. There is a strong emphasis on your identity and employability as a practitioner psychologist, including skills in assessment and formulation, leadership, service evaluation, psychological testing, qualitative and quantitative research methods. The programme attracts a diverse group of trainees who have gained relevant experience in fields such as counselling and psychotherapy, research and academia, and the NHS, and who are passionate about becoming counselling psychologists.

The course is based on a pluralistic relational philosophy that values diversity, and promotes individual empowerment and social change. This means that we respect and value a wide range of approaches to psychological intervention and research, view relationships as central to wellbeing, and seek to enable trainees to make a positive difference both at an individual and social level through their clinical and research work.

Career options

As an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist you will be qualified to work in a range of settings, including the NHS, the voluntary sector and private practice. As well as providing psychotherapeutic interventions, your work may include providing clinical supervision, service management, teaching, research and consultancy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice and Development
  • Person-centred and Experiential Theory and Practice
  • Inclusion Ethics and Social Justice
  • Assessment Formulation and Clinical Presentations
  • Research in Counselling Psychology
  • Advanced Practice and Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


540 alternative credits
  • 120 credits at Level 7 plus 420 credits at Level 8 (Doctoral)


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society. 
  • A minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent at undergraduate level. Applicants with a 2:2 may be considered if there is evidence of subsequent higher academic achievement, such as having a relevant master’s or doctorate.
  • An IELTS score of at least 7 with no element below 6.5 for applicants for whom English is not their first language.
  • Work experience in an emotionally demanding helper role that involves using counselling skills to provide face-to-face support to people experiencing psychological distress or mental health problems. Work experience can be gained in an employed or voluntary capacity but should consist of at least 6-12 months of continuous experience, prior to application, and working at least half a day per week in a relevant setting.
  • A basic training in counselling skills and theory, for example, a short intensive certificate or diploma course.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14580 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14580 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8946 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8946 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • 8,964 GBP (full-time EU)
  • 4,473 GBP (part-time EU)

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Counselling Psychology
University of Roehampton


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!