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  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Why choose this course?

  • The Counselling Psychology programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton is a fully- accredited practitioner training course leading to Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration and Chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) through a programme of personal and professional development designed to develop competencies in the assessment and psychotherapeutic treatment of complex mental health issues.
  • A foundation in humanist values, with emphasis on an empathic therapist-client relationship as central to mental health work, allows an integrative framework for development of a range of clinical, research and reflective skills. Through the integration of theoretical training, research processes, critical approaches to psychopathology and reflective working you will learn to develop an integrative method of professional practice incorporating the latest developments in evidence-based practice at the forefront of mental health-care.

Careers

Counselling psychologists work in a range of settings, performing assessment and therapy with clients presenting with personal problems. They offer assessment and formulation work, followed by brief and long-term psychotherapies characterised by active collaborative relationship facilitating empowerment and change. Areas of work include the effects of childhood abuse, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis and complex family issues. The skills of a counselling psychologist extend outside the therapeutic setting such as leading and developing mental health services, clinical supervision, legal settings, court and expert witness work and consultation with charities.

Some examples of work settings are:

  • NHS - including primary care; community mental health teams; tertiary settings for psychiatric in-patients; specialist services for older adults, those with eating disorders, personality disorders and learning difficulties; and in general healthcare settings where psychological services are offered.
  • Prison and Probationary Services - social services; voluntary organisations; employee assistance programmes; occupational health departments; student counselling services, and as an independent consultant.
  • As a private practitioner - engaging in therapy with those seeking therapy through insurance agencies or charities, providing clinical supervision, training placements, and consulting to solicitors and other organisations.

Accreditation

This pathway constitutes professional counselling psychology training. Upon successful completion, students are eligible for Chartered Psychologist status with the BPS and are eligible for entry onto the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register as Counselling Psychologists.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Psychological Theory and Therapy: Humanism
  • Psychological Theory and Therapy: CBT
  • Conducting and Interpreting Research
  • Personal and Professional Development 
  • Clinical Practice and Workshops: Psychopathology, Theory and Practice

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered status with the British Psychological Society (GBC)
  • Normally a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree in Psychology or its equivalent
  • Normally possession of a qualification in counselling at least to certificate level
  • A good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 7.0 or its equivalent)
  • Appropriate reference(s)
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check) (previously CRB Clearance)

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

To have spent normally at least six months in relevant paid or voluntary work, using appropriate skills with clients on a face-to-face basis. This experience should normally have taken place within the last 5 years.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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