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  Counselling Psychology - Professional Doctorate


University of the West of England, Bristol    School of Social Sciences

Full time & Part time September Prof Doctorate, Other 3 years full time, 4 years part time
Nursing & Health (27) Psychology (31)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the Counselling Psychology Professional Doctorate programme. This comprehensive course offers a doctorate-level education in psychotherapy and applied psychology, culminating in the prestigious title of Doctor in Counselling Psychology. Delve into a curriculum that integrates cutting-edge psychotherapeutic theory, personal and professional development, and clinical practice. The programme's unique relational psychodynamic approach, combined with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and systemic perspectives, equips you for diverse career paths in the NHS, industry, private practice, and more. Benefit from 450 hours of supervised counselling psychology practice, expert guidance, and in-depth modules covering research, psychometrics, and neuropsychological assessment. Accredited by the British Psychological Society and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, this programme ensures you emerge as a skilled and compassionate counselling psychologist. With access to top-notch facilities and a supportive network of placement providers, your success is inevitable. Join us and become a sought-after professional in the field of counselling psychology.

About the course

This course gives you a doctorate-level education and training in psychotherapy and applied psychology, leading to the award of Doctor in Counselling Psychology. It includes a comprehensive programme of taught modules, 450 hours of supervised counselling psychology practice in a range of placements, and a doctoral research thesis. Experts guide you through psychotherapeutic theory, personal and professional development, and clinical practice. Our course builds upon Counselling Psychology's existential-phenomenological base as it integrates:

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have the following:

Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society
upper second class or first class degree in psychology
Certificate in Counselling Skills (comprising a minimum of 75 class hours)
one year's experience of working in a one to one helping role
the standard University levels of proficiency for English Language.

You should state the grade achieved for your undergraduate research project on your application.

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Scholarships

Our Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship is available to UWE Bristol alumni and provides a tuition fee discount of 50% on full-time and part-time postgraduate courses.


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