London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Students are introduced to the humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural models of therapy and encouraged to develop a set of generic counselling psychology skills (including assessment, formulation, treatment planning, intervention strategies and evaluation), underpinned by the core conditions of therapeutic relationships.

Course Modules

Psychological knowledge and models of therapy; therapeutic and reflective skills; professional and ethical issues; working with difference and diversity; counselling psychology practice and development advanced research design and analysis for psychology; research project and critical skills.

Course Additional Entry

Graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society; usually a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in psychology (2.1); practical experience of using counselling skills in an emotionally demanding helping role gained over at least 1 year prior to application, and ideally some training in counselling skills; a level of professional and theoretical understanding adequate to support work in practice placements with vulnerable clients from the beginning of the programme; evidence of personal maturity, self'awareness and reflective capacity; a clear and appropriate rationale for wanting to train as a counselling psychologist; evidence of a realistic appreciation of and capacity to undertake professional training and research at postgraduate level; research interests relevant to the field of counselling psychology, and an ability to think about how these could be developed into a viable research project. Applicants for the doctoral programme must submit a short draft research proposal. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,965  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £885  Credit module. First year home fees