University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

The programme offers a variety of opportunities to undertake clinical placements and research projects including at Roehampton's CREST clinic. 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 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. The programme attracts a diverse group of trainees who have gained relevant experience in fields such as counselling and psychotherapy, research and academia, and the NHS, and who are passionate about becoming counselling psychologists. The course is based on a pluralistic relational 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. As an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist you will be qualified to work in a range of settings, including the NHS, the voluntary sector and private practice. As well as providing psychotherapeutic interventions, your work may include providing clinical supervision, service management, teaching, research and consultancy.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £8,296 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £8,296 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £13,520 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £4,148 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £4,148 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
DPsych - Doctor in Psychology £6,760 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students 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 entry requirements: International students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS of at least 7 with no element below 6.5 or equivalent.
  • IELTS score: 7