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Counselling Psychology

City, University of London

36 months
15090 GBP/year
9880 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop doctoral level research skills and take rigorous training in clinical practice with our Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. You will study at doctoral level, gaining the relevant practical skills and knowledge to become an effective and ethical practitioner psychologist.


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
  • academia
  • Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS)
  • occupational health organisations
  • charities
  • government
  • 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).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


540 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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. 
The programme receives a high volume of applications each year. 

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15090 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15090 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9880 GBP per year during 36 months.

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.

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Counselling Psychology
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