Doctorate of Counselling Psychology DCounsPsy


York St John University    The School of Education, Language and Psychology

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

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Are you passionate about helping others and making a positive impact on their mental wellbeing? Look no further than our Doctorate of Counselling Psychology (DCounsPsy) programme. This comprehensive course equips you with the necessary theoretical, clinical, and research skills to become a Counselling Psychologist. With a focus on reducing psychological distress and promoting wellbeing, you'll work with diverse populations, including children, adults, couples, and families. Upon completion, you'll be eligible to register as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Entry requirements include a 2:1 degree in Psychology, relevant professional experience, references, personal statement, and DBS clearance. Stand out in the competitive job market with a postgraduate qualification and earn an average of £7,000 more per year. Join us and make a difference!

About the course

This course provides the essential theoretical, clinical and research training for those wishing to work as a Counselling Psychologist.

Take a humanistic approach to reducing psychological distress and promoting the wellbeing of children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and other groups. As a graduate of this course you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This course is approved by the HCPC and accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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Entry Requirements

2:1 degree from a BPS accredited undergraduate Psychology course

Shortlisted applicants are required to attend interviews in either May or June.

If your degree is in an unrelated subject but you can provide evidence of relevant professional experience

In addition to the above you will need to have:

2 references and a personal statement (maximum 1,000 words) along with your application
The Graduate Basis for Chartership with the BPS
Satisfactory DBS enhanced disclosure
A commitment to undertake personal therapy and clinical supervision


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