Research course

Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology

University of Surrey · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 honours degree in psychology and Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the BPS. Sufficient personal maturity and stability to cope with the demands of the programme. Satisfactory check by the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS), formerly known as the Criminal Record Bureau (CRB). Previous relevant experience and/or training is desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

This practitioner doctorate trains high-calibre professionals who have found their own place within and made a significant contribution to the profession of counselling psychology.

Counselling psychology is an innovative branch of applied professional psychology concerned with the integration of different psychological theories, research traditions and bodies of knowledge within the process of psychological therapy. Our programme is firmly rooted in the phenomenological/humanistic tradition that emphasises dialogue and the relationship between therapist and client as the main vehicle for change.
The programme also confers eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a Counselling Psychologist, and to the BPS as a Chartered Psychologist.

Information for international students

IELTS minimum overall: 7.0, IELTS minimum by component: 6.0

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01483 686 509