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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.
We draw on our relationships with active practitioners to give you a world-class and highly relevant education, with clinical training in both humanistic (person-centred) and cognitive-behavioural approaches. We take a holistic and comprehensive approach to instruction, and you’ll develop
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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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