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.
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- 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
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- 36 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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To avoid disappointment, we'd recommend applying between October and early January of each year to begin study the following September.
DisciplinesPsychology Counselling Clinical Psychology View 34 other PhDs in Clinical Psychology in United Kingdom
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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
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International14320 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14320 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9550 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
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.