Research course

Counselling Psychology (HCPC approved and BPS accredited)

University of Roehampton · Department of Psychology

Visit the institution website for COVID‑19 updates

Entry requirements

2021 entry: view entry requirements

Months of entry


Course content

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. There is a strong emphasis on your identity and employability as a practitioner psychologist, including skills in assessment and formulation, leadership, service evaluation, psychological testing, qualitative and quantitative research methods.

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.

See a short video about counselling psychology featuring the University of Roehampton's Professor Mick Cooper. Read a blog about the counselling psychology profession in an interview with Dr Jasmine Childs-Freredo.

You will join a vibrant community of practitioners and researchers, who will help you achieve your goals, and enable you to make a valuable contribution to the field of counselling psychology.

The main round of selection interviews for the programme will take place in the Spring. To be considered for these interviews, applications must be submitted by the 31st March 2021. Further interviews may be offered for any applications received after this date dependent on the availability of places.

Before submitting an application all candidates must read the full Programme Outline and entry requirements.

To apply for this programme, applicants should click on the 'apply for this course' link above and submit an online application via the 'Postgraduate taught programmes' tab.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PsychD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 8392 3232