If you want to become an ethical, reflective and professional practitioner of counselling psychology, our doctorate programme is ideal.
You will want to provide psychological services that draw on evidence-based psychological practice.
You will be motivated to work on complex issues with individual adults and children, couples, families, groups and organisations.
The Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology gives you a strong foundation for a fulfilling career in modern counselling psychology.
You will receive personalised career guidance from staff involved in reviewing your practice placement work and professional development.
The clinical practice graduates have progressed to lead services, with many providing placements and supervision. Others have gone into teaching and academia.
Recent graduates from this programme have secured work in:
- the National Health Service (NHS)
- the independent hospital sector
- Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS)
- occupational health organisations
- private practice and consultancy.
The Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology is a three year full time programme of study. The programme is approved by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), the statutory regulator for Practitioner Psychologists in the UK, and is also accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
- Context, Diversity and Standards in Professional Practice
- Research design and analysis
- Professional components of counselling psychology
- Personal and professional development
- Cognitive behavioural approaches to counselling psychology
- Person-centred approaches to counselling psychology
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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There are two stages to the selection process for the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City:
- a written application, which is used by the programme team to short list candidates, and
- an interview process, which is used to select the strongest candidates from the short list.
This inevitably means that selection is competitive and applicants who can demonstrate the strongest applications are most likely to be short listed for interview and offered a place.
The team makes its decisions on the basis of evidence gathered throughout the application process.All applicants must meet the programme’s eligibility criteria before applying, as listed below. Those who meet these criteria should submit a written application using the University’s standard application for postgraduate courses. The written application should clearly demonstrate that applicants meet the criteria.
International15090 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15090 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9880 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9880 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.