University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

This programme provides professional training that leads to eligibility for registration as a counselling psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

This programme has recently been updated and re'validated to incorporate new BPS standards. It is at the leading edge of international developments in counselling psychology practice, research and theory; and brings together contemporary understandings from person'centred psychodynamic and cognitive'behavioural models of therapy. There is a strong emphasis on your identity and employability as a practitioner psychologist, including skills in assessment and formulation, leadership, service evaluation, psychological testing, qualitative and quantitative research methods.

The course is based on a relational pluralistic philosophy that values diversity, and promotes individual empowerment and social change. This means that we respect and value a wide range of approaches to psychological intervention and research, view relationships as central to wellbeing, and seek to enable trainees to make a positive difference both at an individual and social level through their clinical and research work.

You will join a vibrant community of practitioners and researchers, who will help you achieve your goals, and enable you to make a valuable contribution to the field of counselling psychology.

•Applications for the coming academic year 2016'17 are now closed.

•However, applications for the academic year 2017'18 are open.

•Selection interviews are likely to take place in February and April 2017.

•Please note that before submitting an application all candidates must read the full 'Programme Outline' and entry requirements.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
PsychD £7,977 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
PsychD £13,000 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
PsychD £3,988 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
PsychD £6,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • All candidates must have the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS, a 2:1 or above in psychology or equivalent, experience in an emotionally demanding helping role and basic training in counselling skills. International applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS of at least 7 with no element below 6.5 or equivalent. Before submitting an application all candidates must read the full 'Programme Outline' (available on the course page) and entry requirements.