36 months
14320 GBP/year
9550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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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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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.

Where this course can take you

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.

Graduates often find permanent employment within a few months post-qualification, with many trainees holding part-time clinical employment whilst they are in the final year of the training because their clinical skills and knowledge are of such a high standard. Other graduates from the programme have found work in academia in visiting or permanent teaching posts or as research fellows.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

To avoid disappointment, we'd recommend applying between October and early January of each year to begin study the following September.


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

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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.


  • 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.


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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