Counselling Psychology - DPsych


Glasgow Caledonian University    School of Health and Life Sciences

Full time September Other 3 years full-time
Nursing & Health (27) Psychology (31)

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Are you passionate about helping others and interested in pursuing a career in counselling psychology? Look no further than GCU's DPsych Counselling Psychology programme. This unique programme is the only one of its kind in Scotland, offering integrated clinical training and extensive professional development. Through a holistic and comprehensive approach, you'll gain expertise in both humanistic and cognitive-behavioural approaches. With a focus on research and practical skills, you'll have the opportunity to work with diverse client groups and contribute to the field of psychological health. To join this programme, you'll need a 2:1 UK honours degree (or equivalent) and demonstrable experience in a helping role. Don't miss the chance to become a highly skilled and registered counselling psychologist, making a positive impact in various settings.

About the course

Gain integrated clinical training and extensive professional development through GCU’s DPsych Counselling Psychology – the only programme of its kind in Scotland. Counselling psychology is a rapidly growing area of applied psychology, and a wide range of diverse settings are in need of highly skilled HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologists.

In this doctorate programme, you’ll expand your ability to work with complex client groups and contribute impactful research to the field of psychological health.

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Entry Requirements

UK honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) that meets British Psychological Society (BPS) standards for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). Personal maturity and demonstrable experience in a helping role.

Academic IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 7.0.

Along with your application please provide a 1000 word essay on "How does Counselling Psychology differ from related professions (such as clinical psychology, psychotherapy and counselling), and how has your life experience prepared you for such work?"

Please ensure that your essay is at an appropriate academic level, including referencing.


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