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Masters degrees in Counselling Psychology explore psychological approaches to counselling techniques, and equip postgraduates with the skills to apply these methods within counselling and healthcare contexts.
Related subjects include Addiction Psychology and Therapeutic Counselling. Entry requirements typically include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Counselling, Social Work or Psychology.
Counselling psychologists specialise in improving, managing and preventing mental health conditions for individuals, groups, and communities.
Courses in this field build your theoretical and empirical knowledge of the everyday processes that affect the mental health and wellbeing of various kinds of individuals. You will examine mental health from developmental perspectives, and explore specific psychological techniques in therapeutic interpersonal communication.
The kinds of topics you may be expected to help people with include career development and professional struggle, health and wellness, disability and social justice issues.
As a result, the contexts in which you may work are highly diverse. You might find roles within inpatient settings or early intervention, community mental health teams, schools and higher education, or vocational rehabilitation counselling. As well as counselling, you may explore careers in social work, or even forensic settings including probation.
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This course 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 eligible to practice. Read more
If you enjoy understanding the way we think and interact with the world, the behaviours and coping mechanisms displayed within health and health care this advanced degree will enable you to play an active role in solving major health challenges. Read more
An excellent first step to become a practising counsellor, and useful as a standalone course applicable to a range of roles. There are no pre-requisite formal qualifications, but you must be working in a paid or voluntary setting where counselling skills can be used. Read more
Our Counselling Children and Young People MSc is a multidisciplinary course that aims to promote an advanced level of knowledge and understanding that underpins practice in the area of counselling with children, young people and their families. Read more
The MSc is a well-established route to a professional career in counselling in the addictions field. Accredited by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) it meets the training needs for you to become accredited as an addiction counsellor. Read more
This postgraduate degree in Counselling is an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of human thinking, reasoning and their actions and offers the chance to take the first steps into a career in counselling. Read more
The Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology course is designed to equip you with a rigorous training in clinical practice, as well as professional research skills at doctoral level, to enable you to become an effective and competent Practitioner Psychologist. Read more
The 3-year, full-time programme places an emphasis on both cognitive-behavioural and humanistic approaches to the development of counselling and psychotherapy skills. Read more