Regent's University London

Course Introduction

This doctoral training programme aims to develop you as a highly skilled, reflexive psychologist practitioner and researcher. This programme is accredited by the British Psychology Society (BPS), you will study three approaches to counselling therapy: Existential-phenomenological; Cognitive-behavioural; Psychodynamic.

You will gain in depth knowledge and skill in Existential-Phenomenological approaches to therapy which emphasise subjective lived experience and take a holistic, relational view of human nature and its predicaments. Staff at Regent?s have particular expertise in Existential approaches to psychotherapy. Trainees also learn second- and third-wave approaches to CBT as well gaining a working knowledge of psychodynamic therapy. For the duration of the programme, you will also undertake supervised clinical placements as a trainee counselling psychologist. Throughout your placements you will keep a detailed clinical portfolio that will be regularly reviewed and discussed with your personal tutor.

This will enable you to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Counselling Psychologist. This is a legal requirement of anyone who wants to practice under this title. In your final year, the programme focuses on leadership, specialisation and employability, to help you secure a successful career. Past graduates have gone on to work as counselling psychologists within the NHS and private practice, as well as becoming practitioners in a range of settings, and academia.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £12,500 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £12,500 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £12,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum of a 2:1 or above in a psychology degree. In exceptional circumstances, for example if you already hold a master?s or a PhD, we will consider a 2:2 psychology degree award. Your psychological degree qualification(s) should confer eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) from the BPS. We ask you to provide evidence if you have already achieved this. Note: GBC was previously referred to as GBR (Graduate Basis for Registration). Both will be accepted as proof of appropriate prior qualifications.
  • International entry requirements: Students should hold proof of English Proficiency. For example, you may have: A completed Undergraduate degree studied in English from a majority English speaking country or IELTS: 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each individual component.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 90