The Counselling Psychology programme at Teesside University emphasises a reflective practitioner approach, allowing the integration of psychological theory, skills and research alongside a highly developed capacity for self reflection and awareness.
The core theoretical philosophy of the doctorate is that of an integrative/relational stance - recognising the primacy of the therapeutic relationship. As such, the course is an integrated programme of study, utilising critical appraisal of psychological theory, practice and research.
The programme provides the relevant qualification for graduates to practise as counselling psychologists. Counselling psychologists work in a wide number of settings and this course prepares graduates for careers in the NHS, the private sector and the public sector.
The programme team regularly receives feedback from employers including the local NHS Trusts. We have increased NHS placements for our trainees, and some trainees conduct their research within NHS settings.
Placement providers commented that our students are ‘enthusiasm, bring fresh ideas, are an additional resource and well prepared; they encourage reflection, undertake research and help us push our own practice’, which are all indicative of the transferable skills that you can take into your professional working life when you graduate.
This doctorate is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Graduates are eligible to apply for Chartered Counselling Psychologist Status.
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- Concepts in Counselling Psychology
- Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy and Practice
- Research Methods for Counselling Psychologists
- Therapeutic Practice
- Clinical Workshops
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
You can apply online for a research degree at any time; our enrolment dates for new research degree students are in October, December, March and May.
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- We welcome both UK and international applications; the minimum entry requirements for a research degree at Teesside University are a UK upper second-class honours degree (2:1) or higher, or an approved overseas equivalent in a related subject.
- The research proposal is a key element of your application. It will give us an indication of your ability to undertake PGR study, assess the potential of the project and importantly whether we have sufficient expertise to provide supervision. The proposal will also be helpful for further developing the research.
- A proposal should be at least 500 words minimum. It should be clear and concise and outline the research you wish to undertake. A template is provided.
International13050 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 39150 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
EU/EEA6550 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19650 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
- UK/EU: £6,550 for each 180 credits
- International: £13,050 for each 180 credits
Living costs for Middlesbrough
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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