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Ph. D. On Campus

Counselling Psychology

London Metropolitan University

36 months
Duration
14320 GBP/year
9550 GBP/year
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About

This Counselling Psychology course at London Metropolitan University leads to a doctoral qualification that automatically confers registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), accreditation as a fully qualified chartered counselling psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and recognition within the UK as a chartered counselling psychologist.

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Overview

Drawing on a range of approaches to psychological practice and enquiry, it will enable you to make a significant contribution to psychological knowledge, research and practice across a range of settings in public, private and voluntary sectors.

The Counselling Psychology  course at London Metropolitan University  is a three-year full-time (four-year part-time) taught doctoral programme that combines in-depth competency in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), strong humanistic values and psychodynamic awareness. 

The doctorate was commended by the BPS for the depth and breadth of the modules offered; a number of our modules were described as cutting-edge and well suited to the current zeitgeist and employment market. These modules include a first-year module devoted to working with difference and diversity and a third-year service evaluation research exercise.

After the course

Career opportunities for counselling psychologists include posts in a variety of areas. These include National Health Service (NHS) settings such as primary care, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services, community mental health, drug and alcohol, rehabilitation, eating and personality disorder services, as well as the prison service, voluntary sector, private practice, academia, training, supervision, management and consultancy.

Accreditation

The Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology leads to a doctoral qualification that automatically confers professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accreditation as a fully qualified chartered counselling psychologist with the British Psychological Society.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Advanced Research Design and Analysis for Psychology 
  • Counselling Psychology Practice and Development 
  • Professional and Ethical Issues 
  • Psychological Knowledge and Models of Therapy
  • Research Project and Critical Skills 
  • Therapeutic and Reflective Skills 
  • Working with Difference and Diversity

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You will be required to have:

  • Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society
  • a minimum of an upper second class (2:1) honours degree in Psychology
  • practical experience of using counselling skills in an emotionally demanding helping role gained over at least one year prior to application and ideally some training in counselling skills
  • a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

You will also need to submit a personal statement (maximum of 2,000 words) that shows:

  • a level of professional and theoretical understanding adequate to support work in practice placements with vulnerable clients from the beginning of the programme
  • evidence of personal maturity, self-awareness and reflective capacity
  • a clear and appropriate rationale for wanting to train as a counselling psychologist
  • evidence of a realistic appreciation of and capacity to undertake professional training and research at postgraduate level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14320 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9550 GBP per year during 36 months.

PT

  • UK:£1,060 per 20 credits
  • Int:£1,590 per 20 credits

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.

Funding

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