Taught course

DPsych Counselling Psychology

Institution
Regent's University London · Psychotherapy and Psychology
Qualifications
DPsych by taught

Entry requirements

For more information, please visit the DPsych Counselling Psychology programme page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Your placement may be within:

  • Charities
  • Community mental health teams
  • Drug- and alcohol-related services
  • Eating disorder services
  • NHS psychological services
  • Primary and secondary care settings

You will also produce a piece of original doctoral research, which forms the main assessment at the end of the programme.

The DPsych programme is validated by the Open University, UK and accredited by the BPS for a five-year period. More information about the Open University validation.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit the DPsych Counselling Psychology programme page.

Fees and funding

For more information, please visit the DPsych Counselling Psychology programme page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DPsych by taught
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This degree is validated by the Open University, UK

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Team
Email
enquiries@regents.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7487 7505