This programme prepares trainees for chartered status as a counselling psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). All candidates must have the graduate basis for registration (GBR) of the BPS, a 2:1 degree in psychology, and experience of working in an emotionally demanding helper role. They will also be required to complete successfully the “Introduction to Counselling Psychology Practice” offered by Roehampton University.
The relational philosophy underpinning the previous programme has been developed further by the course team to form an integrative relational model, which will be the main therapeutic approach and the overarching framework of the new programme.
Candidates should be aware that they can only be admitted to the programme if they have graduate basis registration of the British Psychological Society. Offers of places cannot be made until after this has been confirmed in writing by the BPS. Overseas candidates in particular are recommended to apply for this as soon as possible as it can take some time for applications to be processed. Please see the BPS website for details.
If you are already a chartered counselling psychologist, please see the Counselling Psychology PsychD top-up page for the doctoral programme relevant to you.
The programme will provide a comprehensive training in counselling psychology, and will confer eligibility for Chartered Counselling Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society as well as a doctoral level practitioner qualification.
This programme will:
enable students to acquire a comprehensive training in counselling psychology, which meets the requirements of the British Psychological Society (BPS) for registration as Chartered Counselling Psychologist.
enable students to work as competent, reflective, and ethically sound counselling psychologists and to provide high quality professional services through the skilful and creative application of a broad range of