London Metropolitan University: Counselling Psychology

InstitutionLondon Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department School of Psychology
Web www.londonmet.ac.uk/
Email courseenquiries@londonmet.ac.uk
Telephone 020 7133 4202
Study type Taught

Summary

**Why study this course?**

This course leads to a doctoral qualification that automatically confers registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), accreditation as a fully qualified chartered counselling psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and recognition within the UK as a chartered counselling psychologist eligible to practice. Drawing on a range of approaches to psychological practice and enquiry, it will enable you to make a significant contribution to psychological knowledge, research and practice across a range of settings in public, private and voluntary sectors.

**More about this course**

The Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology is a three-year full-time (four-year part-time) taught doctoral programme that combines in-depth competency in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), strong humanistic values and psychodynamic awareness. The doctorate was commended by the BPS for the depth and breadth of the modules offered; a number of our modules were described as cutting-edge and well suited to the current zeitgeist and employment market. These modules include a first-year module devoted to working with difference and diversity and a third-year service evaluation research exercise.

The first year of training is the equivalent of a Master’s year. Students who exit at the end of Year 1 are eligible for an MSc in Psychological Therapy. This MSc offers eligibility to register with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), leading to clinical practice in either in public, private or third sector organisations. However, with the majority of students continue from the MSc level into the doctoral level of training in Years 2 and 3.

This course and the University offer extensive support in the form of individual and group supervision. You'll be supported in creating a piece of doctoral level research that will make an original contribution to the professional practice of counselling psychology.

In recent years a number of graduates from this course have won BPS Division of Counselling Psychology trainee prizes for written assignments and research poster presentations, and have had papers published in the Counselling Psychology Review. Many students are conducting research in collaboration with National Health Service (NHS) Trusts or non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The course is involved in on-going in-house events and conferences, such as Culture Shock, and in research and clinical collaborations with five NHS trusts.

**What our students say**

"Nearing the end of the three-year doctorate, I feel the course has served me well. The research training is excellent and the core model is CBT which means I feel well-placed in the current job market. At the same time, exposure to a wide range of other models and the emphasis on self-reflection and critical thinking encourages the development of an integrative approach supporting versatile practice for working in a range of settings"
Tara Lester, trainee counselling psychologist

“After graduating from London Met, I got a job with the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. First I worked as a High Intensity Trainee where I did the IAPT diploma course. After I finished the course I kept on working within the IAPT as a CBT therapist/counselling psychologist. I currently see clients, run a group, and supervise trainee clinical and counselling psychology trainees!
Dorothy Calleja, HCPC registered counselling psychologist

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London Metropolitan University

 

Whether you’re looking to change careers, improve your job prospects or simply pursue your passion, London Metropolitan University is an excellent choice for postgraduate study.

Work-related study
The University’s courses are specifically designed to include work-related study elements so that you’ll be one step ahead when you graduate – a strategy that is clearly paying off. The latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey revealed that 96.7% of London Met students are in work or further study six months after graduation. Our graduates are working for organisations including the Bank of England, Google ...

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