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.
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.
- 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
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- 120 credits at Level 7 plus 420 credits at Level 8 (Doctoral)
DisciplinesPsychology School Counselling Counselling Psychology View 84 other PhDs in Psychology in United Kingdom
- 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.
International14580 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14580 GBP per year during 36 months.
National8946 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8946 GBP per year during 36 months.
- 8,964 GBP (full-time EU)
- 4,473 GBP (part-time EU)
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