University of East London

Course Introduction

This course is particularly suited to students interested in undergoing professional training that will equip them for employment as a clinician in the NHS, the voluntary sector or in private practice. Our typical applicant is someone who already has experience in working in the mental health sector and understands about working with people. We will encourage you to develop a flexible, reflective and critical approach to counselling theory, research and practice. The course involves a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars and workshops. You will be required to be on placement throughout your training and to have successfully completed 450 hours of one'to'one supervised clinical practice by the end of the course. Training placements are crucial to your learning and the development of your clinical competence and confidence, so we aim to enhance your student experience by liaising regularly with your placement managers and supervisors.

Course Modules

Year 1: Professional practice in counselling psychology 1 (core); introduction to cognitive therapy (core); integrating theory, research and practice 1 (core). Year 2: Professional practice in counselling psychology 2 (core); perspectives on research (core); integrating theory, research and practice 2 (core). Year 3: Supervision, consultation and leadership (core); professional practice in counselling psychology 3 (core); integrating theory, research and practice 3 (core); research thesis/portfolio commences at the start of year 2 for submission in term 3 year 3 (core).

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Professional Doctorate £9,900 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Professional Doctorate £12,480 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum BSc 2.1 Honours in Psychology (BPS Accredited). We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. English language requirements: overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, speaking, reading and listening (or recognised equivalent).