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Counselling Psychology (HCPC approved and BPS accredited) DPsych

Counselling Psychology (HCPC approved and BPS accredited) DPsych

Key information

Qualification type

DPsych - Doctor in Psychology

Subject areas

Psychological Counselling Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The programme offers a variety of opportunities to undertake clinical placements and research projects including at Roehampton's CREST clinic. This programme provides professional training that leads to eligibility for registration as a counselling psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS). This programme is at the leading edge of international developments in counselling psychology practice, research and theory; and brings together contemporary understandings from person-centred psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural models of therapy. The programme attracts a diverse group of trainees who have gained relevant experience in fields such as counselling and psychotherapy, research and academia, and the NHS, and who are passionate about becoming counselling psychologists. The course is based on a pluralistic relational philosophy that values diversity, and promotes individual empowerment and social change. This means that we respect and value a wide range of approaches to psychological intervention and research, view relationships as central to wellbeing, and seek to enable trainees to make a positive difference both at an individual and social level through their clinical and research work. As an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist you will be qualified to work in a range of settings, including the NHS, the voluntary sector and private practice. As well as providing psychotherapeutic interventions, your work may include providing clinical supervision, service management, teaching, research and consultancy.

Different course options

Full time | University of Roehampton | 3 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date



The aim of this module is to introduce trainees to person-centred psychology - theory, practice, research, and philosophical underpinnings. The module will help trainees to develop a critical understanding of person-centred and experiential therapies, as well as an appreciation of the relevance of these models of therapy to their identities and practice as counselling psychologists. Within the broader relational pluralistic philosophy of the programme, this module thus helps trainees begin to critically explore a range of psychological models and possible approaches to therapeutic intervention, and to begin to think about links between empirical evidence, theory and practice. Although trainees will go onto learn about other models of therapy during the programme, developing skills and values in PCT will help to provide first year trainees with a solid foundation for their development as counselling psychologists, whether they subsequently develop a specialist focus in this approach or as an underpinning for sound relational practice in any another model. With its emphasis on supporting the client?s agency, self-determination, and power-sharing, the PCT model also provides an excellent grounding in contemporary pluralistic values.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS, a 2:1 or above in psychology or equivalent, experience in an emotionally demanding helping role and basic training in counselling skills.

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more

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