Taught course

Counselling Psychology

Regent's University London · Regent's School of Psychotherapy and Psychology
DPsych by taught

Entry requirements

In accordance with BPS and HPC admissions criteria, we require a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in psychology*, a Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling of a minimum of 120 hours**, and a minimum of six months’ face-to-face counselling work. We also require Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS guidelines).*** Applicants are required to have the capacity to undertake doctorate level research and to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills and self-reflective capacities.

Please note: applicants will be expected to attend an interview day before an unconditional offer can be made.

*In exceptional circumstances, such as for individuals with extensive clinical experience, or who hold a Master’s or PhD degree, we will consider a 2:2 award.
** It is desirable to have completed RUL’s Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling.
*** GBC was previously referred to as GBR (Graduate Basis for Registration). Both will be accepted as proof of appropriate prior training.

Months of entry


Course content

The DPsych programme aims to develop counselling psychologists who meet British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of competency.

Our training is rooted in existential phenomenological philosophy and its application to clinical practice.

This highlights the nature of counselling psychology as a field that emphasises subjective/lived experience, dialogue, and a holistic/relational view of human nature and psychological difficulties.

Information for international students

We host one of the most diverse student bodies in the United Kingdom, welcoming students from over 140 countries around the world. Each year more than 900 students choose us as their study-abroad destination. Regent's is an independent institution, so all students pay the same tuition fees, regardless of nationality.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Fees 2015/16
Annual tuition fee: £9,950
Registration fee: £850 (refundable)
Thesis submission fee £2,600

Please refer to our website for information on scholarships, bursaries and funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration

DPsych by taught

full time
36 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7487 7505
+44 (0)20 7487 7425